Winter 2019 Workshop

An Introduction to Oral History

CCHS is excited to offer an Introduction to Oral History Workshop!

Presented by Dr. Natalie Fousekis, Ph.D., the Director of the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, and President of the Oral History Association


WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:  Acquire introductory knowledge on the basic methodology for recording oral histories through the use of standard techniques, interview steps, using audio equipment, legal aspects, field notes, release forms, and transcripts.  Attendees will receive a complete set of training handouts!


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Local historical society members, volunteers, family historians, genealogists, and individuals interested in collecting the histories of society members, their family, special groups or local citizens 


CONSIDERING AN ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM?   Everyone has unique personal life experiences of local and regional events that are if interest to us.  When they are gone, unrecorded stories will go with them. 

Learn the tools you will need to move forward on an oral history program, and record your histories.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.   Lunch will be provided!

Location:  Knights of Columbus Hall, 9847 Artesia Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706

Cost: Member Societies $20 / Non-Members $35   Space is Limited!!!

Space is limited, so register today! Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight that will help strengthen your own historical organization! Click below to register online or  call 909-480-3964M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  

Registration Deadline is January 24, 2019. 



For more information please contact either Christine Martinez at, or Therese Melbar at

 *A Information Share Table will be available. All attendees are encouraged to bring membership applications, or advertisement for any future events that your historical society or community would like to share with the other attendees!



Spring 2018 Skills Development Workshop A Success!


The Spring Workshop in Martinez, California was amazing.  Thank you to Andrea Blachman and Todd Shulman who worked tirelessly to plan a successful event on April 12.  Over 50 attendees enjoyed a day of networking which included valuable presentations on Board Governance, Starting a History Alliance or Group and Traveling Exhibits.  Presentation material will be uploaded to the Knowledge Base portion of the website within the next week.  Members and attendees will receive an email notification when they are ready for viewing.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  If you attended and are not an individual member, please register today!

Special thanks to our featured speakers:

Audrey Smith, JFKU College of Law

John Eckstrom, CFO of Shelter, Inc.

Maryellen Burns

Beverly Lane

Todd Shulman

Amy Cohen, Executive Director, Exhibit Envoy







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commented 2017-03-28 16:38:55 -0700 · Flag
CCHS events are always worthwhile to attend. The subjects covered were areas that will benefit historical societies and museums. Thank you to the speakers for sharing your knowledge and answering questions. I learned something from each one of you that will be useful for our groups. I’m already making plans to meet up at the Annual Meeting in June!
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Another great CCHS Workshop is planned!
commented 2016-01-15 16:57:01 -0800 · Flag
Come to the Martinez Workshop on Thursday, January, 28, 2016 . Two great topics to be presented: Oral History and Who is your Audience? Register Now!
commented 2015-08-29 09:30:58 -0700 · Flag
Thanks to Ralph Thomas, RVP Region 29 for creating and sponsoring the Regional Membership and Skills Development Workshop. Focused topics to be presented about membership development with guest speakers. Support Ralph’s effort with a large attendance. Register today.
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