CCHS 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. CCHS also helps local societies and small museums with management, acquisition, preservation and restoration techniques.

 If you are a member of a historical group, please consider joining. Your membership will help us to preserve California’s rich history and you will gain the numerous benefits available only to members.


CCHS: 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 that community exceptional .

Learn: The California Historian is a premiere historical publication that focuses on the “I just didn’t know that” history of California.  CCHS also offers workshops on the “Nuts and Bolts” of running your historical society.

Share: Local historians learn from each other.  When you get involved with CCHS, we will invite you to share your expertise on what makes your historical society and your community unique.

Please Note:

Bylaws Change: We are looking to change the quorum numbers to 25 for the membership meeting and 10 for the board meeting.

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