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Website Feature of the Month: Click on the About tab above (located on the upper navigation bar.) A drop down menu will appear. Among various topics see "In the News." This information keeps us informed of the latest CCHS effort to communicate thoughts and ideas to help us be successful and feel connected. See what is going on. Updated: 4/27/2017 Webmaster (WM)



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[Also check out In the News by clicking the About tab in the upper navigation bar. In the News has additional newsy articles and information. (1920s Paperboy. Picture source link: [CCHS News Updated: 4/27/2017 WM]


Knight Foundry (Sutter Creek, CA) is a New Member of CCHS

Knight Foundry (CCHS Region 16) recently posted on their website under their NEWS tab that they had joined CCHS. Christine Gustafson of InnLight Marketing stated in an email message to their client, Knight Foundry, the importance of news in their marketing effort: "...Please email me any news clips or links that can be added to the Knight Foundry News Blog. This will help us increase the Internet (search engine) visibility of the Knight Foundry website in a significant way..." Congratulations Knight Foundry on joining CCHS and allowing us to tell your story to our membership. News is a key ingredient in promoting an organization and in communicating with your membership. See "In the News" for more information about Knight Foundry and other CCHS member stories and information.

LVHS Featured in La Verne Online

Read more about La Verne Historical Society as they like our own Conference of California Historical Societies makes changes for their future. Check out the informative article about LVHS as they move forward implementing new program direction! You can read the entire La Verne Online article [click here] that explains the reasons why change has been so important to them. Also, look on this Home page below for an earlier article written about successful LVHS recruitment strategies.  

Conference of California Historical Societies Skills Development Workshop a Huge Success

Over 50 people attended the Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS) Spring Workshop held on March 17, 2017 at the Homestead Museum located in the City of Industry, California.  The workshop was designed to support the CCHS Vision of "being the recognized leader in empowering historical societies in their mission to preserve California history by making them stronger and more responsive to their communities though organizational development and the sharing of successful strategies." [Read complete article][Provided by Ralph Thomas, CCHS 2nd VP, RVP Group Leader H and RVP Region 29]

Therese Melbar, CCHS RVP Region 22 commented: "Since attending the CCHS Spring Developmental Workshop at the Homestead Museum in Southern California, I feel completely empowered by the topics that were presented.   The information presented is something I will take back to my local historical society; which will definitely aid us in the business of bringing our history to the community." [Read complete comment]  

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Thank you to the Conference of California Historical Societies

Posted By shelley [henderson] On March 19, 2017 @ 5:05 pm In History

“I would like to thank the Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS) for welcoming me as a speaker at their Spring Workshop, held on Saturday, March 18, at the Homestead Museum in the City of Industry. [Read complete comment]


La Verne Historical Society Recognized for Sharing Successful Member Recruitment Strategies

This month, CCHS recognized La Verne Historical Society for their success in recruiting and retaining members. LVHS President Sherry Best stated, “Our growth has come by connecting with people in several venues in a personal way and adding new members a few at a time. Also, personal face-to-face contact, repeated information, a varied calendar with ‘something for everyone’ and new postings on our webpage and Facebook make the difference in membership. This is labor intensive but effective.” LVHS shared this commendation in their March 2017 newsletter and at a local city council meeting. Thank you LVHS for your hard work preserving California history, and for sharing your successes with us! To read more about the LVHS approach, go to their website (Historical Resources tab) and see the LVHS January 2017 newsletter, President’s Message: Creating Community Value. Thanks to Ralph Thomas (CCHS Region 29) for sharing this inspirational report.


JOIN/RENEW CCHS Membership for 2017:  It is time NOW to make your commitment to CCHS!

"I invite you to be part of the conversation in enhancing and enjoying California’s rich and diverse history. Take an active role through your membership individually and through your organizations.—Michael Otten, 2nd [Now 1st] vice president, Conference of California Historical Societies [2015 Membership Comment.]" Michael articulated the importance of a CCHS membership perfectly. 2017 is just a month away! Join/Renew Now.



California State Finals: May 6-7, 2017 @ William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA. Volunteers are needed. For information, visit the NHD/California website and to find more information, visit the National website. Also, check out the latest postings on Facebook and Twitter.                      

"National History Day, is a year-long educational program that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history."



Save the Dates

Attention: Get ready for the 2017 Annual meeting in Sacramento, June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.

Calendar 2017 –Suggested site for the Fall Symposiums are Manzanar, Bodie, Mariposa, and El Centro. Dates are being determined. The exact locations are under review, express your preference by contacting your RVPs or by contacting the CCHS office. All these sites have historical significance so it will be hard to pick which one.

If you would like to host a 3-day Symposium or Annual Meeting, or possibly a 1-day workshop, please contact the CCHS office or one of the our RVPs, or CCHS Officers to let them know your interest. These meetings are a great way to showcase your unique community in California and share its historical significance. Discussions are currently occurring about the Calendars of 2017, 2018 and beyond, so don't miss this opportunity!


WHAT IS CCHS? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

>CCHS was founded in 1954 as a federation of historical societies, museums, libraries, and other history-oriented groups and individuals with a common appreciation and love of history. 

> CCHS helps historians, and others who are interested in history, to connect and share information -- joining efforts to preserve records, artifacts, sites, and buildings. This website is the gateway into joining this unique endeavor with other passionate individuals and groups throughout California. The network of sharing is in place and ready for your involvement. 

> CCHS also helps local societies and small museums with skills in management, acquisition, preservation, and restoration techniques. Through its extensive series of workshops, symposiums, and annual meetings, CCHS is delivering what you need to be successful.  

This website is an extension of the CCHS effort. It is your opportunity to join us and learn what others are doing with similar expectations.  We hope you take advantage of what is offered and enjoy our resources. If you are not yet a CCHS member, please join us. Your involvement will make us collectively stronger. You will gain the various benefits available only to members. Our variable membership fee schedule makes a membership affordable and accessible to everyone.

If still not certain that CCHS is right for you, at least consider our mailing list for access to helpful information and to let us know your particular needs. Sign up today for our mailing list by clicking here. We appreciate your consideration in what CCHS offers and thank you for spending time on our website.



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