The Finals have concluded>>>>>>National History Day - California State Finals: May 6-7, 2016 @ William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA was another great success. The winners have been posted. Click on National History Day to visit the NHD/California website and to find more information. Check out the latest postings on Facebook and Twitter.
"National History Day, is a year-long educational program that encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history."
Revise your calendar. The CCHS 2016 Annual Meeting has been moved to Claremont (June 23-25, 2016). Originally planned for Diamond Bar, it is now Claremont for the same dates. CCHS staff has been very accommodating to bring its members and nonmembers the most enjoyable experience at the least cost, therefore the shift in location. The details of the annual meeting have been developed and are posted above. Join us and experience CCHS at its best!
The Spring Symposium @ San Juan Capistrano (February 25-27, 2016) was such an amazing event. Each day was unique and overall represented a collage of experiences that we will long remember. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to see a variety of pictures that give you a feeling of the event, its participants and the social comradery affected on us by its activities. The Fall Symposium: October 20-23, 2016 will be in San Ramon, CA. The details are being developed. With the Spring Symposium such a great time, consider joining us for the Fall Symposium in San Ramon. You won't regret it!
GORDON WILL BE MISSED. Gordon Martin of Stockton, president of the Conference of California Historical Societies 1998-2000, died in Prescott. AZ March 6. Martin and his wife of 57 years, Gracelyn, have long been a regular fixture in CCHS activities in a variety of ways for probably at least 35 years. In fact, they were both actively involved in the Spring Symposium in San Juan Capistrano at the end of February. They were always a joy to talk to as they had a great many stories to share. Gordon is going to be missed by all who got to know him. —Michael Otten *See Friends of CCHS Memorial page for additional information.*
LATE BUT WITH RESPECT FOR CHARLOTTE. Charlotte Price of Redondo Beach, Regional Vice-President, Region 37, died May 4, 2015. Charlotte and her daughter Christine have long been an active participants in CCHS activities. Charlotte is missed by all who knew her. —Kris Payne *See Friends of CCHS Memorial page for additional information.*
CCHS CALL FOR AWARDS OF MERIT
Please Note: There is a new "media" category for the 2016 Awards of Merit.
Reminder: Don’t wait until the last minute to start work on the entries.
Deadline: March 15, 2016 Start now. Give yourself at least six weeks.
Check Rules and Categories: http://www.californiahistorian.com/awards-of-merit
Question(s): Ask Committee Chair John Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join/Renew Membership for 2016: NOW
Fall Symposium: October 20-23, 2016 @ San Ramon, CA. Consider attending!
Calendar 2017 –Suggested sites for the Spring and Fall Symposiums are Manzanar, Bodie, Mariposa, and El Centro, with the Annual meeting in Sacramento. Dates are being determined. The exact locations are under review, express your preference by contacting your RVPs or by contacting the CCHS office. All these sites have historical significance so it will be hard to pick which one.