As far as the eye can reach it extends, a heaving, swelling sea of green . . . . the whole landscape showed design, like man's nobelist sculptures. How wonderful the power of its beauty! Gazing awestricken, I might have left everything for it.

~ John Muir, 1867

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The Fresno Historical Society is headquartered at the Kearney Historic Site. Our offices are located in the 1892 two-story Servants' Quarters - one of the five original structures remaining of the ranch town of M. Theo Kearney's Fruit Vale Estate.  The turn-of-the-century buildings - Kearney Mansion Museum, Servants' Quarters, Carriage House, Ice House, and Oil House are situated on the 1890s estate grounds that were at the center of M. Theo Kearney's 5,000-acre Fruit Vale Estate. 

The Servant’s Quarters’ building is located directly south of Kearney Mansion and shares a porch with the Mansion.  Come to the east side of the Servant’s Quarters. Look for the gray awning and signage that reads “Fresno City & County Historical Society”.


Mailing Address and Location

Fresno Historical Society
7160 West Kearney Boulevard
Fresno, CA 93706



9:00AM - 5:00PM

Monday - Friday

Please note: The office is not a walk-in research facility. Researchers have access to the holdings of the Historical Society Archives by appointment only. Research appointments must be made at least two weeks in advance. Also, due to recent staff shortages, staff may be unavailable at the office or by phone. Please leave a message on the main office number (see below) or send an email( and a staff member will contact you shortly.  


Phone Number  559.441.0862      

Fax Number      559.441.1372       

Email Address (For Research Requests see below)


Research Requests      

(Read Research Services page before emailing a request)


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Last Updated Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 03:00 PM.