I sometimes picture my farm as a battlefield with troops of people struggling with nature in a hundred-year war.

Germans, Italians, Chinese and Japanese, Armenians, Filipinos, and Mexicans---their voices have sounded over this farm, their families have walked these rows . . .

~ David Mas Masumoto, Epitaph for a Peach

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2018 Programs & Events


History on Tap Pub Quiz

Test your knowledge about Fresno history and current events at our pub quiz! Come out to Full Circle Brewing Co. on the last Thursday of the month to purchase and enjoy great beer and a food truck feast while showing off your local expertise!                     - Full Circle Brewing Co. 620 F Street, Fresno 

Dates:  March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug 30 and Sept 27

Voices from the Past: A Living History Cemetery Tour

Stroll through time as we explore our rich history laid to rest in Fresno’s historic Mountain View Cemetery. Meet a few of the interesting people who are buried in Fresno’s oldest cemetery. The seated presentation will begin at 10 a.m. in the Odd Fellows Mausoleum. Light refreshments and a graveside tour led by Fresno Historical Society staff to the final resting places will follow the program.

10 AM Presentation, 11 AM to 1 PM Refreshments, Cemetery Tour
 Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Odd Fellows Mausoleum
1411 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Admission: $10 for members/children/students with ID/$15 non-members/$20 at the door
Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended.
Click HERE to purchase tickets or call (559) 441-0862.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Click HERE to purchase tickets or call (559) 441-0862.

Champagne & Roses: A Mother's Day Celebration

Treat mom to a Mother’s Day reception at Kearney Mansion Museum. Enjoy live music, champagne or white wine sangria, a delectable selection of desserts, and a self-guided tour. 

Spring attire with your most festive hat is encouraged.


$15 for members / $20 non-member

$25 at the door for all non-members

Kearney Park entrance fee waived for advance reservations.

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018. Click HERE to purchase tickets or call (559) 441-0862.

History Happy Hour

Ghost Towns of Central California

Speaker Michael Semas - Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

More information coming soon!


History Happy Hour

The Rise & Fall of the Sunset Irrigation District

Speaker Randy McFarland - Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

More information coming soon!

Civil War Revisited

Thousands of visitors gather each year in California’s Central Valley for an opportunity to experience a bit of mid-nineteenth century American history. The Civil War Revisited is one of the largest annual Civil War reenactments in the Western United States.

Dates: October 20-21, 2018


Christmas at Kearney

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Kearney Mansion decorated for the holidays or shop for gifts in the Kearney Mansion Museum Store. Special tours are offered in December.


Additional 2018 programs and events to be posted soon!

Last Updated Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:13 PM.