The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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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, September 01, 2014 - 05:22 AM.