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 stories.
That’s why the Historical Society has been collecting and preserving history for over nine decades – and sharing these objects through exhibits that explore our region’s social, cultural, civic and economic history.
The Society’s diverse collections include:
- American Indian Basketry
- Quilts and Textiles
- Dolls and Toys
- Musical Instruments
- Decorative Arts and Paintings
- Household Tools and Equipment
- Agricultural Implements
- Subject Collections
- The Historic Fresno County Court House Collection , including the Cupola
- The Joss House Altar from the Sam Yup Association in Fresno’s Chinatown.
- And, of course, our largest collection - the Archives.
We invite you to get in touch with us to talk about making a donation to either the artifact or archival collections. You can choose to complete a Donation to the Collections form or contact the Society Office and ask for Sharon Hiigel (559.441.0862) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.