Hosted by Shasta Historical Society
October 15-17, 2015
For those of you that may not have attended, we can say it was a great time for those who did. The CCHS Fall Symposium was an unparalleled opportunity to explore the incredible natural, architectural and historical wonders of Shasta County, hosted by the Shasta Historical Society! The Program highlights included on Friday, October 16th, a behind the scenes access to many of Redding’s historical landmarks with a tour from key personnel at each location, a curator led tour of Redding’s famous Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and on Saturday, October 17th, a peek into historic Fort Crook in Fall River Mills and a Ranger led tour of United States’ “Eighth Wonder of the World”: Burney Falls.
It was another opportunity to see great historic sites, network with fellow knowledgeable historians and take back effective strategies for our historical societies!
A few of the special activities during the Symposium included on Thursday, October 15th, an opening wine reception at the Shasta Historical Society; on Friday, a Behrens-Easton House Museum Tour; and on Saturday, an all you can eat, family style deli lunch in Fall River Mills, and a locally provided tour of the rural community of Shingletown and BBQ Dinner provided by the Shingletown Historical Society.
The all important business of the Conference was performed on Thursday, with the Regional Vice-Presidents' meeting - the highlight being a discussion about "How to Engage Young People in Your Organization" and on Saturday, with the Board of Directors' meeting - highlights being the financial statement of the CCHS, an approval of the proposed amendment of the Bylaws Article XIII, Sec. 13.02 with the added language "...or at a special membership meeting, providing written notice to amend the Bylaws is given to the membership at least twenty one (21) days prior to such a meeting.", and the Planning Meeting progress reports including Membership Campaign, Strategic Partnerships, Workshops, Knowledge Base, Symposiums, Annual Meeting, Historian, Needs Assessment, Audience Development, and the RVP Program.