Articles of Incorporation:
Hawthorne Historical Society, Incorporated


The name of this corporation is Hawthorne Historical Society, Incorporated.


A.    This corporation is a nonprofit PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.

B.    The specific purpose of this corporation is to preserve the history of Hawthorne, California, through the acquisition and preservation of artifacts, photographs, archives and other historical materials and to make this history available to future generations, researchers and visitors who wish to learn about this unique area known as Hawthorne.


The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is: Thomas H. Quintana, 3901 EI Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, California, 90250.


A.    This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.

B.    No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.


The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.