The Conference of California Historical Societies was founded in 1954 as a federation of historical societies, museums, libraries, and other history-oriented groups and individuals.
CCHS helps historians, and others who are interested in California history, to connect and share information -- joining efforts to preserve records, artifacts, sites and buildings, throughout the State. CCHS also helps local societies and small museums learn about and put into practice the most effective management, acquisition, preservation and restoration techniques.
If you are an individual that loves history or a member of a historical group, please consider joining the CCHS effort. Your membership will help us preserve California’s rich history. Your favorable decision to join us will result in you acquring the numerous benefits available only to members.
CCHS simply represented is See, Learn, Share:
See: Every community has a history, a story that makes that community unique. CCHS visits communities and experiences the history that makes these communities exceptional .
Learn: The California Historian is the premiere historical publication that focuses on the “I just didn’t know that” history of California. CCHS also provides workshops on the “Nuts and Bolts” of running your historical society.
Share: Local historians learn from each other. When you participate with CCHS, we offer you the opportunity to share your expertise on what makes your historical society and your community unique.
Important Bylaws Change: We are looking to change the quorum numbers to 25 for the membership meeting and 10 for the board meeting.