Welcome to the Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS) website. Besides our important, informationally detailed, Home page; check out the Events and About drop-down boxes in the above navigation bar for additional CCHS events, activities, and organizational information.

**CCHS News**:

NEW! CCHS Spring Symposium, February 25-27, 2016 @San Juan Capistrano, CA.  Registration is now open. Come join us!

NEW 01/26! CCHS' Annual Conference is fast approaching, help shape the conference by participating in the survey!

CCHS' Fall Symposium was held in Redding, CA on October 15-17, 2015. To find out more about the details of another past great event that you may have missed click here. 


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: March 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 johnshea23@ca.rr.com

>>> Save the Dates

Join/Renew Membership for 2016:  NOW

Nomination Deadline for Awards of Merit: March 15, 2016

Spring Symposium: February 25-27, 2016 San Juan Capistrano, CA. Registration is now occurring. See *CCHS News*

NHD-CA Website: http://www.nhdca.org/    

National History Day - California State Finals: May 6-7, 2016, William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA 

Annual Meeting: June 23-25 2016, Diamond Bar, CA

Fall Symposium: October 2016, San Ramon, CA

 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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commented 2015-12-22 01:55:36 -0800 · Flag
I like the new communicative approach from the executive board of representing CCHS as a forward thinking, efficient and effective, must be part of, organization that is dynamic and will make the necessary changes to secure its place in promoting California history.

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commented 2015-12-01 13:07:06 -0800 · Flag
“It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people.”—E. B. White in Charlotte’s Web
This is something we see every year at the annual CCHS meeting when we pause to honor our hard workers in the history field. Consider this a friendly reminder to nominate those worthy individuals. Now is the time to work on those nominations in order to meet the Feb. 15, 2016, deadline. Details under “awards” in the “About” dropdown box above.
commented 2015-11-28 11:51:01 -0800 · Flag
Based on feedback received since the last HOME page update, I have rearranged the page information and again updated. FYI, “Breaking CCHS News” is now called “CCHS News”. Constructive comments are always appreciated.
commented 2015-11-20 19:06:17 -0800 · Flag
The website HOME page has been updated. Ready, Set, Go, start working on the “Awards of Merit” nominations. Also, see “Save the Dates” for upcoming events.
commented 2015-11-19 02:02:35 -0800 · Flag
I totally agree with Michael Otten.
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commented 2015-11-18 16:24:49 -0800 · Flag
As you read this, I bet you can think of someone or two or group deserving of this prestigious award. Please don’t delay in getting started. Your nominee will appreciate your efforts.—Michael Otten, 2nd Vice President, CCHS
commented 2015-11-04 06:40:44 -0800 · Flag
On this Home page, check out the “Breaking CCHS News” section for the latest information about the events and activities of the Conference.
commented 2015-08-31 18:34:10 -0700 · Flag
Dear members,
The Best Western in Redding is accepting reservations for our Fall Symposium. Please call (530) 241-5500 and use our code: CCHS and the arrival date of October 15th for the discounted rates.

If you still have question please call us (909) 480-3964 or email info@californiahistorian.com for more information.
commented 2015-07-29 14:51:03 -0700 · Flag
Thank you to everyone who has posted in our website’s comments section. Please note the site rules listed on the link above, which states specific policies around the posting of material. Also, note: CCHS reserves the right to remove any content in the comments section that does not honor the posting rules or, at CCHS’s own discretion, is deemed material that is not relevant to our members.
commented 2015-04-28 14:32:30 -0700 · Flag
As a Regional Vice-President (RVP) of CCHS, I recommend that all RVPs click on the e-mail word in the upper right corner of the CCHS Home Page and obtain access to NationBuilder, which is CCHS’s administrative network (software) of choice. If you have registered before and have forgotten your password, contact the CCHS office for assistance in retrieving it. NationBuilder is the administrative link to all CCHS & RVP regional information. Each RVP is a point person to individual and society/museum members. Come to the Burlingame 2015 Annual Meeting for additional CCHS NationBuilder operations information & training. RVPs should use this tool. NationBuilder is useful, available and important in making CCHS successful.
commented 2015-02-20 08:48:40 -0800 · Flag
Thanks to everyone for the great comments and feedback. Please do not post advertisements with your comment – it will be removed.
commented 2015-01-20 10:17:13 -0800 · Flag
I like the new communicative approach from the executive board of representing CCHS as a forward thinking, efficient and effective, must be part of, organization that is dynamic and will make the necessary changes to secure its place in promoting California history.
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