Celebrating 60 Years:  Kicking Off a New Chapter
for CCHS and California's Historical Community

Los Angeles • June 19-21, 2014
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Join us for a fun filled weekend, exploring all that the Los Angeles basin has to offer!  Get an insider's look into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), view the famous space shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center and explore a special Los Angeles history exhibit at the Natural History Museum.  Also take time to learn and exchange ideas with colleagues as well as celebrate the accomplishments of CCHS and individuals who have made an impact on the field at the CCHS Awards Luncheon.  We will also be holding a special celebration to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Conference on Saturday evening!  View schedule.

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Leadership Reception
Awards Luncheon
History Fair


Doubletree San Pedro (map)
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731

Special Hotel Group Rate Has Sold Out.

Important Dates

May 30 Deadline to book hotel with the great $114/night rate!  Deadline extended!
May 29 Deadline to register for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Tour                            
May 30 Deadline to register for the Behind the Scenes Tour at the Natural History Museum





Special Features of the Annual Meeting:  New for 2014!

Leadership Reception:  Bringing Together California's Historical Society Leadership
Thursday, June 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Additional registration required:  $15/person 

Designed for board members and leaders in historical societies, the Leadership Reception is an unmatched opportunity to connect with colleagues throughout the state, network and share best practices. Discussion will focus on what, as a historical community, we are doing really well, what we need help with and what, as a collection of historical societies, we can do to amplify our successes and make progress on the challenges we all face.

Take away great new ideas for how to grow your organization and solve long-time challenges by sharing resources with fellow practitioners in the field. Registration for the Leadership Reception includes great conversations, great people and hors d'oeuvres.

Workshops Featuring Local History & Hot Topics for Historical Societies
Saturday, June 21, 9:15am-10:30am and 10:30am-11:45am

A host of speakers will be discussing interesting and informative topics.  With various workshops to choose from, ranging from Hollywood Scandals to a panel discussion on how to publish a book, there is something for everyone!  View full workshop descriptions.


    • Developing Strong Relationships with Your Municipality
    • Hollywood Scandals and the Rise of Censorship
    • The Effect of Prohibition on Food and Wine in California
    • The Heart of Memory:  Native American Culture Preservation
    • The History of Aerospace
    • So You Want to Publish a Book?  A Panel Discussion

History Fair
Saturday, June 21, 2pm-5pm

Interested in what other historical societies are up to these days?  Come out and meet fellow historical societies at our inaugural History Fair!  You will also get to meet publishing companies, authors and even pick up some of the great publications from around the state and purchase books that have been featured in the California Historian.  Exhibitor booths are complimentary.  
If you'd like to exhibit, please RSVP.

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Bringing together California's historical community to share California's heritage, learn from one another and strengthen our communities.