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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Support

An Invitation

The Society extends a warm invitation to you - to friends, neighbors, scholars, history buffs -  to join our growing membership roster and be part of building a new 21st century institution dedicated to the history of California’s Central Valley region. Our history is a remarkable part of the California story. It’s the story of people and their relationship with the land.

 

Be a Partner as we

  • Advocate on behalf of historic preservation, working with local and state government to preserve our region’s architectural landscape
  • Maintain an archives that houses history of the Central San Joaquin Valley from the 1850s to the present
  • Collect oral histories, artifacts, photographs, letters, journals, family scrapbooks
  • Celebrate the history of California’s Central Valley through exhibits, publications, preservation tours, lectures and conferences
  • Sponsor living history events
  • Administer one of the most significant historic sites in the San Joaquin Valley, the home of agricultural pioneer, M. Theo Kearney
  • Develop history curriculum for classroom use and workshops for teachers
  • Collaborate with regional historical societies and museums to link historic sites and bring collections together for research and exhibition
  • Create a place in the heart of California that brings together the forces of research, educational programming, and preservation to address some of California’s most important challenges.

 

 

Partnership Opportunities

Society Council

Benefactor $1000 - $5000

Patron $500

Sustaining $250

Contributing $100

Active $45

Senior $35

Student/Educator $25

Last Updated Monday, July 06, 2015 - 05:16 AM.