"Dan the Miner"

Ramona Parlor past President and Carthay Circle Theater developer J. Harvey McCarthy and an unknown woman.  Photo is dated March 17, 1926.

"The work of the Native Sons is relevant and important today more than ever.  So many historic buildings have been sacrificed in the name of progress.  Sometimes we need to step back and appreciate what we were to see who we are.  I am proud to be a Native Son." 

-Joey Claro  President Ramona Parlor #109

Our Story

Ramona Parlor #109

Native Sons of the Golden West

Friendship, Loyalty and Charity...This is the motto of the Native Sons of the Golden West.  A statewide fraternal organization of native Californians committed to preserving and promoting the history of the Golden State.

Established in 1885, the NSGW landmarks historic features and buildings as part of its mission.  The organization also raises funds for Cleft Palate, the fourth greatest malady affecting children in California.

Ramona Parlor #109 is just one of hundreds of parlors throughout the state.  It is the only parlor that owns and operates its own California history museum.  The Ramona Museum of California History is located in the heart of the historic San Gabriel Mission District and is open every Saturday from  1-4pm.