Events (CCHS' and CCHS Members')

CCHS hosts a number of special events including Annual meetings, Symposiums and workshops throughout California. But CCHS members are also having regional events hosted and important to them and their communities. Click below to learn more details about participating in these upcoming events.

What's going on in your local area? CCHS welcomes you to post your local events here!  If you need any assistance posting your event, please contact Christine Esser in the CCHS Office at

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Spring Meet-up Registration

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM · $25.00 USD
Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA

We're delighted you will be joining us for our Spring Meet-up - a great opportunity to not only learn about California history, but also to network with other California history lovers!  Your registration includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Knott's Berry Farm on it's 100th Anniversary year as well as a commemorative pin.  We can't wait to see you there!

National History Day - California State Finals (3 Days)

Friday, May 08, 2020 at 08:00 AM
William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA

2019-2020 Theme: "Breaking Barriers in History"

National History Day – California, one of the largest state History Day competitions, takes place in 24
counties and reaches some 35,000 students each year, culminating in an annual state wide contest with
close to 1,200 participants. National History Day – California provides an enhanced History Day program,
including the elementary student poster category (formerly called 2-D Display).

NHD-CA is open to all students in grades 4 through 12. Three Divisions: Elementary - Grades 4 & 5; Junior - Grades 6, 7 & 8; and Senior - Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12. All types of students participate in NHD; for example: public, private, parochial and home-school students; urban, suburban and rural students; English language learners, and students with special needs.

Kern County Historical Society Monthly Book Sales

Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 10:00 AM

The Kern County Historical Society sells their publications on the second Saturday of each month at the Five & Dime Antique Mall in downtown Bakersfield.  The goal is to connect the Farmer's Markets and businesses which are open on Saturdays and create a fun, family-friendly experience across all of downtown - come out an enjoy visiting with other local history enthusiasts!

CCHS 2020 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 03:00 PM
Historic Route 66 in San Bernardino, CA

Historical societies play a vital role in preserving the records of the past.  Through limited funding and the tireless efforts of volunteers, they keep the story of the surrounding communities alive.  CCHS helps connect 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.  Whether you're interested in celebrating California's history or strengthening your ability to preserve it, our Annual Meeting has something exciting for you.

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