Welcome to the Conference of California Historical Societies!

The mission of the Conference of California Historical Societies is the preservation of California History by unifying and strengthening Historical Organizations throughout the State.

History of Conference of California Historical Societies

Conference of California Historical Societies 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 and annual meetings, CCHS is delivering what you need to be successful.

2018 Membership Renewals

Time to renew your membership!  All current members will be receiving an email as well as a membership renewal invoice in the mail in the next few weeks.  Memberships will expire January 1, 2018.  Please be sure to renew your membership to take advantage of the great programs and services offered through CCHS.  To learn more about our 2018 offerings please visit the membership page.  THANK YOU for your continued support.


Another successful NHD California State Finals were held on May 6-7, 2017 @ William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA. 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.                      

"NHD is a year-long educational program that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history." *Engaging students and teachers in historical research & skills development* Remember Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. So get involved!




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