About CCHS Membership

The Conference of California Historical Societies is a group of history-oriented organizations and individuals who come together to learn from each other and to celebrate the remarkable history of California.

Membership Benefit Highlights

California Historian

Our flagship publication, issued twice a year, providing book reviews and interesting articles on historical topics, designed to enhance your appreciation and understanding of California history.


Receive discounted rates on CCHS Symposiums, granting you behind the scenes access to some of the most fascinating places in California.  Three Symposiums are offered each year and rotate between Northern and Southern California.  Previous locations include Napa, Santa Barbara and Atascadero.

Professional Development

Received discounted rates for workshops, webinars and seminars, designed to provide a foundation of proven practices on the nuts and bolts of running a historical society.  Topics from experts in the field include fundraising, legal issues, marketing, membership development and succession planning.


Heighten your knowledge and resources by connecting to others doing the same work.  CCHS creates this essential community of historians and historical societies.

E-mail Exchange

Network and share with fellow CCHS members with just the strike of your keyboard: get feedback from others in the field on your burning questions and reach out to the community to find collaborators on special projects.

CCHS Network

CCHS has a network of more than three dozen Regional Cive Presidents who serve as links to members in their respective areas.  Regional VPs provide resources and facilitate sharing and exchange in their local area.  

Membership fees are due on January 1st each year.

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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.