The 2016 Annual Meeting has begun. Still time to participate in some of the activities, call for information at the CCHS office @ (909) 480-3964. (Hope to see you here!!!) The CCHS 2016 Annual Meeting is in Claremont through Saturday night, June 25, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. CCHS staff has been very accommodating to bring its members and nonmembers the most enjoyable experience at the least cost. Join us and experience CCHS at its best! Click on the banner above for more details.
Historical Connections (California Route 21) - The 2016 CCHS Fall Symposium* is coming October 20-23, 2016 - You won't want to miss it!
Come to the Bay Area's Tri-Valley to visit four historical sites and museums; attend workshops; enjoy talks and history-related activities; and join some great pre- and post- symposium field trips, all along historic State Route 21. You have a chance to visit and learn about the history of California through the lens of four outstanding museums: The Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville (Contra Costa County, CCHS Region 11); San Ramon's Forest Home Farms Historic Park (Contra Costa County. CCHS Region 11); Dublin's Heritage Park and Museum (Alameda County, CCHS Region 13); and Pleasanton's Alviso Adobe Community Park (Alameda County, CCHS Region 13).
*Sponsors for this outstanding event include: Friends of the Alviso Adobe, Dublin Historical Preservation Association, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, San Ramon Valley Historical Society, San Ramon Historical Foundation, and the cities of Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and the Town of Danville, and of course, CCHS.
The Finals have concluded>>>>>>National History Day - California State Finals: May 6-7, 2016 @ William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA was another great success. The winners have been posted. Click on National History Day to visit the NHD/California website and to find more information. 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."
The Spring Symposium @ San Juan Capistrano (February 25-27, 2016) was such an amazing event. Each day was unique and overall represented a collage of experiences that we will long remember. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to see a variety of pictures that give you a feeling of the event, its participants and the social comradery affected on us by its activities. The Fall Symposium: October 20-23, 2016 will be in San Ramon, CA. The details are being developed. With the Spring Symposium such a great time, consider joining us for the Fall Symposium in San Ramon. You won't regret it!
GORDON WILL BE MISSED. Gordon Martin of Stockton, president of the Conference of California Historical Societies 1998-2000, died in Prescott. AZ March 6. Martin and his wife of 57 years, Gracelyn, have long been a regular fixture in CCHS activities in a variety of ways for probably at least 35 years. In fact, they were both actively involved in the Spring Symposium in San Juan Capistrano at the end of February. They were always a joy to talk to as they had a great many stories to share. Gordon is going to be missed by all who got to know him. —Michael Otten *See Friends of CCHS Memorial page for additional information.*
CCHS CALL FOR AWARDS OF MERIT (Its too late for 2016, so get started on 2017 entries)
Please Note: There is a new "media" category for the Awards of Merit.
Reminder: Don’t wait until the last minute to start work on the entries.
Deadline: February 15, 2017 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
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Fall Symposium: October 20-23, 2016 @ San Ramon, CA. See above in "CCHS News". Consider attending!
Calendar 2017 –Suggested sites for the Spring and Fall Symposiums are Manzanar, Bodie, Mariposa, and El Centro, with the Annual meeting in Sacramento. 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.