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.


REGISTER NOW for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Chatsworth/Burbank area June 21-23, 2018.  Workshops on Volunteer Recruitment and Fundraising and Grant Writing, Tours to the Mission San Fernando, Nethercutt Museum and Valley Relics and time to network and share history with other from all over California!  CLICK HERE for more information.  THANK YOU for your continued support and we hope to see you at one of our events this year!


Another successful NHD California State Finals were held on May 5-6, 2018 @ William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA. This year's theme was Conflict and Compromise in History. 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!

The 2018-2019 theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.

 The NHD competition has two divisions based on school grade.
• Junior Division — grades 6, 7, and 8
• Senior Division — grades 9, 10, 11, and 12
Entries in each division are judged separately at all levels of competition.




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