ARTIFACT COLLECTIONS

From the imposing stature of a twelve-foot redwood statue to a sturdy wooden butter bowl and paddle. From a delicate baby’s christening gown to the symmetrical beauty of a Mono Indian basket. Objects help us tell people’s stories.

The Fresno County Historical Society has been collecting and preserving history for more than one hundred years – and sharing these objects through exhibits that explore our region’s social, cultural, civic and economic history.

 

The Society’s diverse collections include:

  • American Indian Basketry

  • Quilts and Textiles

  • Costumes

  • Furniture

  • Dolls and Toys

  • Musical Instruments

  • Decorative Arts and Paintings

  • Household Tools and Equipment

  • Agricultural Implements

  • The Historic Fresno County Court House Collection , including the Cupola

  • The Joss House Altar from the Sam Yup Association in Fresno’s Chinatown

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, 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.