CCHS hosts a number of special events including:Annual meetings, Symposiums and workshops throughout California. Click below to learn more about our upcoming events.
What's going on in your local area? CCHS welcomes you to post your local events here!
Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Fall Symposium! CCHS is fortunate to have many wonderful cities and organizations working together to put on this fantastic event. Sponsors include: Friends of the Alviso Adobe, Dublin Historical Preservation Association, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, San Ramon Valley Historical Society, San Ramon Historical Foundation, and the cities of Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Town of Danville.
We look forward to sharing California's history with you October 20-23 in the Tri-Valley!
Don't forget to sign-up for FREE Bonus Tours by Friday, September 30th!
On the Road with California Humanities Presents
In Tune: The Arts and Humanities in the Golden State
Join California Humanities on Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30 PM at the Oakland Museum of California for the latest installment of their On the Road Series, which features Pulitzer Prize winners in dialogue with notable thinkers and the community, examining contemporary issues to guide California along the path to a vibrant future.
During National Arts and Humanities Month, we offer a celebration of the arts and humanities at the center of California life, and a conversation on the importance of providing access to educational opportunities that include both.
Speakers include Marc Bamuthi Smith (Chief of Program and Pedagogy, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Sarah Crowell (Artistic Director, Destiny Arts Center), Jordan Simmons (Artistic Director, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts), and Morton Subotnick (Electronic Music Pioneer, Composer, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist).
The evening will also include performances from spoken word artist Donte Clark, Youth Radio, Destiny Arts Center, and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts: Deep Roots Wide World.
The event is FREE so don't miss out! Click here for registration information.
The Contra Costa County Historical Society is hosting a scanning event to preserve and share your photographs and documents that tell your family story and our County history. Bring in your photographs, negatives, documents and letters to the Scan-a-thon so we may scan them for possible inclusion into our database.
Scanning technicians will help guests make archival digital scans, give a copy for guests to take home, and keep a copy for public access in CCC Historical Society’s digital archive. Volunteers will also take down names, dates and places to set each photo’s context, and provide this detail along with your digital images.
Over-sized documents as large as 16” x 24” and negatives up to 5” x 5” are easy to do with our large format scanner.
- Each registered guest will receive a 30 minute session with a trained scanning technician. Depending on the size, condition and type of document or artifact, plan for approximately 5-10 scans per 30 minute session.
- Additional time will be given to a guest if open time slots exist.
- Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Digital images can be saved as PDF’s, JPEG’s, or TIF files.
- Take home your digital images on a CCCHS 4GB USB flash drive for only $10.00!
- Tours of the archives will be made available throughout the day -subject to staff availability
- $10.00 suggested donation at the door.
Photographs, documents, and letters contain invaluable clues to the history of Contra Costa County. Let our experts help preserve them.
Reserve your 30 minute session today! Go to www.cocohistory.org homepage.