The Eastbourne Local History Society was founded in 1970.
It is a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose objective is the pursuit and encouragement of an active interest in the study of the history of Eastbourne and its immediate environs and the dissemination of the outcome of such studies by the means of talks, publications, conducted walks and visits to places of local interest.
The society has 330 members.
Some twelve meetings are held each year, each addressed by a speaker with local historical knowledge.
A journal, the Eastbourne Local Historian, is published quarterly.