Maureen Neeley, M.L.I.S. Librarian & House Historian Maureen Neeley is a local reference librarian and owner of “HouStories.” Through this history consulting business, Maureen has researched over 300 properties – residential, commercial and multifamily - in Long Beach. She also writes freelance for various publications about neighborhood histories, local lore and architecture.
She is the president of the Belmont Heights Community Association, past board member of Long Beach Heritage and currently serving on its Advocacy Committe, past recipientof the Preservationist of the Year award, and serves on the Advisory Board for the Historical Society. She is a trustee of the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Maureen is a fourth generation Californian. After receiving her B.A. in History from Gonzaga University, she went on to earn her Masters in Library and Information Studies from U.C. Berkeley. She has served on many boards throughout California, including the McHenry Museum, Modesto, Stanislaus Connections Editorial Board, and the Monterey Historic Society.
Workshops on how to research the history of a home are available for neighborhood groups and service clubs.
"Thank you for offering your expertise and wisdom with our organization. We appreciate you very much!" - Willmore City Heritage Association