Kearney Ranch Project
We need a place to save and honor and share the story of California’s great Central Valley.
The founders of the Fresno Historical Society - children of pioneer families - set a goal back in 1919 to create just such a place. Today, the Society is working to make their vision a reality.
Utilizing the 230-acre site of M. Theo Kearney’s Fruit Vale Estate ranch headquarters, we’re planning a destination that will
Tell the story of our Valley---California’s Central Valley
Celebrate the Valley’s cultural diversity
Trace the development of agriculture and agribusiness
Document the region’s immigrant story
Teach our children how to learn history’s lessons
Expand the Society’s archives and make its contents more accessible
Provide a community gathering place
Use history to help develop plans for the Valley’s future
We’re calling the destination Kearney Ranch. We invite you to explore our vision further.