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