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 cesser.cchs@gmail.com.

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CCHS Fall Workshop

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 09:00 AM
Sacramento, CA

This October, join CCHS at our Fall Workshop in Sacramento, CA for a day filled with educational resources and networking!  We will focus on the nuts and bolts of starting and oral history program and how to bring oral history to life.  There will also be a tour of the Museum of Medical History.  More information coming soon - registration opens August 13, 2019.


Duarte Museum 1863 Photo Release

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Duarte Historical Society and Museum

A lone photographer embarked on a momentous journey in the American West traveling west from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the banks of the Colorado River and the mines of Eldorado Canyon in today’s Nevada.  The year was 1863, many years before anyone else took the next photo of this desert and its travelers, crossroads, forts, soldiers, and watering holes.

On Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3:00 p.m., at the Duarte Historical Museum, 777 Encanto Parkway, Duarte, Author Jeffrey Lapides will reveal many of these rare photos and tell the story of the German photographer Rudolph d’Heureuse—a surveyor, cartographer, civil engineer, mining engineer, oenologist, photographer and inventor.  The backdrop to this story is the American Civil War, relations between white settlers, Hispanics, and Native Americans, military exploits, salacious news accounts, and greed.

Lapides is a Southern California jewelry photographer and book designer residing in Sierra Madre. His current book entitled The Mojave Road in 1863: The Pioneering Photographs of Rudolph d’Heureuse will be on display and available for purchase.

Admission is free.  For more information call:  626 358-0329.

 


Frontier Army Days

Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Fort Tejon State Historic Park

Take a step back in time to 1856 and experience the life of soldiers and civilians!  Frontier Army Day demonstrations may include 1850s army barracks life, artillery drill, army horsemanship, carpentry shop, weapons demonstrations, blacksmith shop, open hearth cooking, military drills, laundry/candle making, and officer's quarters.*  Tickets are $5/adult and $3/child.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Fort Tejon State Historic Park at forttejon.admin@parks.ca.gov or (661) 248-6692.

 

*Demonstration availability may vary.


Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 09:00 AM
Duarte Statue Plaza

Handcrafts, vintage items, antiques, local author book signings, entertainment, food and holiday fun will fill the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 7 at the Andres Duarte Statue Plaza and adjacent Grace Fellowship Church, 1551 Huntington Drive in Duarte.  A vendor registration application is available on www.RanchoDeDuarte.org, or contact Karen Levein at (626) 201-1449 or k.levein@gmail.com for further information.


The Fair is sponsored by the Duarte Historical Society and Museum and co-sponsored by the City of Duarte and the Grace Fellowship Church. Fair admission is free.


Frontier Army Days

Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Fort Tejon State Historic Park

Take a step back in time to 1856 and experience the life of soldiers and civilians!  Frontier Army Day demonstrations may include 1850s army barracks life, artillery drill, army horsemanship, carpentry shop, weapons demonstrations, blacksmith shop, open hearth cooking, military drills, laundry/candle making, and officer's quarters.*  Tickets are $5/adult and $3/child.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Fort Tejon State Historic Park at forttejon.admin@parks.ca.gov or (661) 248-6692.

 

*Demonstration availability may vary.


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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