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For over 100 years, the Fresno County Historical Society has worked to bring life to the heritage of our region by collecting, preserving, interpreting and holding in public trust the records and artifacts that document the people of Fresno County and the Central Valley of California. The Society is member-supported and relies on philanthropic donations, sponsorships and grant funds to fulfill our important mission. We provide the community with educational opportunities through excellent events, important exhibitions and by making collections available for study and research.  The Fresno County Historical Society encourages and promotes the preservation and conservation of our community's historic and cultural resources. An enhanced effort is being made to ensure current events are being captured and recorded for the benefit of future generations.

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Thank You

   to these generous donors

Founders' Circle Member

Leon S. Peters Foundation
Mr. Richard & Mrs. Bonnie Schultz 

Ms. Sayre Miller

Kearney Council Member

Mr. Neil Burson

Mr. Bill & Mrs. Carol Chandler

Dr. Lee & Mrs. Carol Copeland 

Dr. Virginia Eaton 

Mr. James & Mrs. Coke Hallowell 

Mr. Rodger Jensen 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kimball

Mrs. Tamsen Munger 

Mr. Don & Mrs. Judy Peracchi

Mr. Christopher Rocha 

Dr. Joseph Shen 

Mr. Jack & Mrs. Bernice Woolf 

Mr. Chris & Mrs. Sarah Woolf

Ms. Katie Zenovich

FCHS Patron

Troutman Technologies 

Legacy Member

 Ms. Caroline Arakelian 

Mr. Michael Chappell

Ms. Michelle DenBeste 

Mr. Brad & Mrs. Linda Fischer 

Mr. John & Mrs. Carole Harris 

Mr. Chris Johnson 

Mr. Richard Matoian 

Mr. Paul & Mrs. Kathy Mesple

Dr. Connor & Mrs. Kristin Telles 

**As of August 2020

"M. Theo Kearney, President of the Raisin Growers Association, is a very able gentleman and one with strong convictions and a faculty for expressing them in no uncertain language."

San Jose Mercury News, June 1, 1901

City of Fresno 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee, 1960. Donated by Van Dyne families of Fresno County.

Fresno County Historical Society 

Located inside Kearney Park 
7160 West Kearney Boulevard 
Fresno, CA 93706

Mail donations to: 

PO Box 11336

Fresno, CA 93772

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19

Offices Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For general inquiries: 

info@valleyhistory.org

t. 559-441-0862

Kearney Mansion Museum & Gallery

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19 

Weekend Guided Tours held on
Fridays at 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM 

And on  Saturdays & Sundays at
1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. 

Private Group Tours for ten or more are available with advance reservations.

Closed on select holidays and for exhibition installations.

Weekend Guided Tour schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Archives 

Access to the Fresno County Historical Society Archives is available by appointment only. 

CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19

Research requests should be emailed to:
archives@valleyhistory.org 
 

Requests may take up to 14 days to process.