I sometimes picture my farm as a battlefield with troops of people struggling with nature in a hundred-year war.

Germans, Italians, Chinese and Japanese, Armenians, Filipinos, and Mexicans---their voices have sounded over this farm, their families have walked these rows . . .

~ David Mas Masumoto, Epitaph for a Peach

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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.

 

 

Membership Partnership Opportunities

Benefactor $5,000 - $10,000

Patron $2,500

Sustainer $1,000

Supporter  $500

Contributor  $250

Friend  $100

Family $75

Individual  $45

Senior $35

Student/Educator $25

Last Updated Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 04:25 PM.