We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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About Us

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You hear the words, Fresno Historical Society, and all sorts of things probably come to mind. And, a great many of those things are probably true. We do save things. We’re passionate collectors of things small enough to fit in a file folder, as...
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Board of Trustees Dan Adams, President Chuck Rigsbee, Vice-President Sayre Miller, Past President Secretary, Bruce Owdom Gary Renner, Treasurer Alisha Anderson Bill Chandler Harry Gill Peter McDonald Robert Oliver Vincent Petrucci Jim...
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Most of what the Fresno Historical Society does is connected with Valley stories -  locating them, piecing them together, preserving them, and sharing them.  Why?   First, we have a passion for California’s Central Valley and its...
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From the imposing stature of a twelve-foot redwood statue to a sturdy wooden butter bowl and paddle.  From a delicate baby’s christening gown to the symmetrical beauty of a Mono Indian basket.  Objects help us tell people’s...