Events

CCHS hosts a number of special events including:Annual meetings, Symposiums and workshops throughout California. Click below to learn more about our upcoming events.

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150 Years of St. Boniface Church, Anaheim

Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 07:30 PM

Historian and archivist Stephanie George will present “From Colony to Community: 150 Years of St. Boniface Church, Anaheim,” at the March 9, 2017 meeting of the Orange County Historical Society. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. 

St. Boniface—located in downtown Anaheim—was once the only Catholic parish in what’s now Orange County. From its beginnings, it’s been the worship community of regional and nationally-recognized individuals, provocateurs, immigrants, the devout, and the profane.

This presentation traces the roots of the parish through modern times within the context of Orange County history, including its relationship with Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana and Anaheim pioneers, its shifting ethnic profile, the influence of culture and Church tradition on its members, music, architecture, and practices, and its impact on and in the city of Anaheim and surrounding communities.

Stephanie George is Secretary of the OCHS, a local historian, an author, a board member for the California Council for the Promotion of History, and is Special Collections and Archives Librarian at Chapman University’s Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives.


Free Scan-a-thon in Martinez!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Become a Part of Contra Costa County History!

The Contra Costa County Historical Society is hosting a free scanning event.  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.  

Additional details:

-        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 10-15 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.

 

We specialize in fragile, delicate photographs, documents and letters!

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!  Register here!


Jedediah Smith Society Summer 2017 Rendezvous

Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM

The Jedediah Smith Society, in cooperation with Green River Rendezvous & Museum of the Mountain Man, will be holding their Summer 2017 Rendezvous in Pinedale, Wyoming from Thursday, July 6, through Sunday, July 9.  There will be displays, a rodeo, presentations, and other activities.  See www.Museumofthemountainman.com for schedule information.  The Jedediah Smith Society will hold their meeting at Hampton Inn, Pinedale, WY, on Friday, July 7th from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  It is recommended that you RSVP no later than April 1st, as spots and lodgings will fill up early. For more information, see www.jedediahsmithsociety.org, or contact Jim Smith jim@smithandmcgowan.com 


Post your local event here

150 Years of St. Boniface Church, Anaheim

Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 07:30 PM

Historian and archivist Stephanie George will present “From Colony to Community: 150 Years of St. Boniface Church, Anaheim,” at the March 9, 2017 meeting of the Orange County Historical Society. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. 

St. Boniface—located in downtown Anaheim—was once the only Catholic parish in what’s now Orange County. From its beginnings, it’s been the worship community of regional and nationally-recognized individuals, provocateurs, immigrants, the devout, and the profane.

This presentation traces the roots of the parish through modern times within the context of Orange County history, including its relationship with Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana and Anaheim pioneers, its shifting ethnic profile, the influence of culture and Church tradition on its members, music, architecture, and practices, and its impact on and in the city of Anaheim and surrounding communities.

Stephanie George is Secretary of the OCHS, a local historian, an author, a board member for the California Council for the Promotion of History, and is Special Collections and Archives Librarian at Chapman University’s Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives.

Free Scan-a-thon in Martinez!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Become a Part of Contra Costa County History!

The Contra Costa County Historical Society is hosting a free scanning event.  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.  

Additional details:

-        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 10-15 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.

 

We specialize in fragile, delicate photographs, documents and letters!

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!  Register here!

Jedediah Smith Society Summer 2017 Rendezvous

Thursday, July 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM

The Jedediah Smith Society, in cooperation with Green River Rendezvous & Museum of the Mountain Man, will be holding their Summer 2017 Rendezvous in Pinedale, Wyoming from Thursday, July 6, through Sunday, July 9.  There will be displays, a rodeo, presentations, and other activities.  See www.Museumofthemountainman.com for schedule information.  The Jedediah Smith Society will hold their meeting at Hampton Inn, Pinedale, WY, on Friday, July 7th from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  It is recommended that you RSVP no later than April 1st, as spots and lodgings will fill up early. For more information, see www.jedediahsmithsociety.org, or contact Jim Smith jim@smithandmcgowan.com 

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