NOTE: Every effort will be made to hold Fresno County Historical Society events as scheduled. However, we will, at all times, remain compliant with rules and regulations provided by local, state and national authorities that may necessitate the rescheduling of events and/or activities. Should you have purchased a ticket to a function that is postponed, you will be contacted directly with options including, but not limited to, the opportunity to receive a refund. Thank you and be well.
Plan to celebrate Mom with us at our upcoming Tea Party. Enjoy a delightful tea service inside the Kearney Mansion dining room with entertainment followed by a tour of the house and newly opened Gallery. All tickets also include a 10% off coupon for use in the Museum Store. Seating is limited, secure your tickets today! There are two seating times; 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Capacity is limited.
We are sorry to have to postpone this event again. Due to the July 1, 2020 order that closed museums in California for a second time we are unable to open and host our party as planned.
DUE TO COVID-19
DUE TO COVID-19
Journey to the America of the 1800s at Time Travelers. This immersive history event will take place in Kearney Park. Our greatly expanded event will feature two Meeting Halls with lectures from period crafts persons, historical figures and artisans, along with new areas featuring the Westward expansion, gold miners, Buffalo Soldiers and the early settlers of Fresno County.
This event has been postponed and will not be held in person in 2020 as previously planned. Please see this press release for a full brief on changes and future plans.
From December 1, 2019 to January 3, 2020 the Fresno Historical Society presented a holiday display of Christmas trees throughout the Kearney Mansion Museum. Each tree represented a different decade over the 100 year history of the Fresno Historical Society. The installation was accompanied by festive holiday events throughout the month of December.
On October 19th & 20th of 2019, Kearney Park was transformed for the 30th year of Civil War Revisited, the largest signature event of its kind west of the Mississippi. All proceeds benefited the Society. Hundreds of reenactors, period craftspersons and actors portraying historical figures came together to create a living history that was both educational and entertaining.
Party likes its 1919! On Saturday, April 6, 2019 the Fresno Historical Society hosted a Gala Celebration to kick off the organization's Centennial Year. The event transformed the grounds of Kearney Mansion into a sparkling event in the tradition of the Great Gatsby. Guests enjoyed champagne and cocktails while watching amazing high-wire entertainments and a magician and danced to the music from a bygone era.