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Articles about the Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS) or CCHS Members providing a unique perspective on their respective CCHS Regions or historical groups.


In Memory of Mary Lou Lyon, CCHS Past President and Devoted Member


Mary Lou 2009 Reading the History of the California Admissions Day


WE NEED REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS. WE NEED YOU!  [Click on REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS to be directed to the Regional Vice Presidents page for more information.

JFKU 2017 Museum Studies Program - Online and Onsite Continuing Education. Register Now!

The Jedediah Smith Society (JSS) 60th Anniversary Rendezvous Seminar and Luncheon , attended by our own CCHS RVP Therese Melbar, Region 22 and hosted by the San Joaquin County Historical Society/Museum (CCHS Member, Region 14) in Lodi CA was held on October 8, 2016. Over 60 JSS Members and Guests participated in the celebration. Officials and Speakers taking part in the program included: Ed Sieckert, Board of Directors of the JSS and Chairman of the 60th Anniversary Committee; Jim Smith, President of the Jedediah Smith Society; Dr. Edie Sparks, Chair of the History Department of the University of the Pacific; Rev. Darrell Thomas; Jim Hardee, Editor of the Rocky Mountain Fur trade Journal; Dr. Richard Ravalli, History Professor, William Jessup University; Christina Carrillo of State Senator Cathleen Galgiani office; David Stuart, Director of the San Joaquin County Historical Society/Museum; Chuck Winn, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 4; Dr. Ned Eddus, Author and Fur Trader Researcher; James C. Auld, Author and Researcher on Jedediah Smith; Lee Dummel, Author and Historian and Troy Toggle, Award of Excellence winner (instrumental in getting the Jedediah Smith collection to UOP.) JSS is an organization dedicated to learning about and sharing the History of Jedediah Smith and other explorers and mountain men. Pictures of the celebration taken by Therese are on the JSS Website/Upcoming Events (Click above on Jedediah Smith Society.)


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commented 2016-11-30 13:57:11 -0800 · Flag
Thank you for providing information about the Museum Studies Program. I emailed JFKU and they sent me a link to register. The first session starts on Jan. 2nd. I’m really looking forward to my first class.
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