>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.
**Breaking CCHS News**:
CCHS' Fall Symposium was held in Redding, CA on October 15-17, 2015. To find out more about the details of another great event click here.
**CCHS CALL FOR AWARDS OF MERIT**:
Please note: There is a new media category for the 2015 Awards of Merit.
Reminder: Don’t wait until the last minute to start work on the entries.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016 Start now. Give yourself at least six weeks.
Check Rules and categories: http://www.californiahistorian.com/awards-of-merit
Question(s): Ask Committee Chair John Shea at email@example.com
> Save the Dates
Workshop in Martinez: January, 2016
Nomination deadline for Awards of Merit: February 15, 2016
Annual Meeting: June 23-25 2016, Diamond Bar
Fall Symposium: October 2016, San Ramon