Our History

SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1999, THE HOUSE OF LEBANON HAS SERVED THE LEBANESE COMMUNITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS THE PREMIER LEBANESE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER IN THE UNITED STATES.

History

With the support of key community leaders and stakeholders, the Lebanese American Foundation was established in Los Angeles by its pioneering founders in service of a greater dream to create a permanent home for the Lebanese community where the rich culture and history of Lebanon could be passed on and celebrated for many generations to come. 

The House of Lebanon and its members have left a lasting mark on the local Lebanese community, having created dedicated programs to develop professionals and promote collaboration amongst Lebanese artists across the years, as well as honoring community leaders for their commitment to advancing the cause of all Lebanese people residing in the United States and abroad. 

After decades of planning and fundraising, led by the valiant efforts and meticulous vision of our founders, donors, and board members, the non-profit organization was finally able to secure a property in 2013 located at 4800 Wilshire Boulevard that would be forever designated as The House of Lebanon. Once the location had been chosen, a multi-year renovation was developed and carried out to transform the newly secured property into a home worthy of the Lebanese people, a process culminating in the Grand Reopening of the House of Lebanon on October 5th, 2019.

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