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.
Join us for a virtual Holiday Tea Party and enjoy a seasonal and lavish experience from the comfort and safety of your own home.
This unique event includes your tea party in a box complete with keepsake china tea cup and saucer, English tea, honey, clotted cream, scones, cookies & petit fours - just add hot water.
Our virtual program features experts in etiquette and gift wrapping as well as a chance to bid on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.
Although the annual living history event was not able to be held in 2020, the Society along with generous sponsors is able to provide the School Days experience through online digital curriculum. Ten immersive and unique lessons will take students on a journey to the America of the 1800 and will share the story of Fresno County in the 19th Century though actives, video presentations and virtual Q&A with historical figures of the time.
This has been made possible by: Educational Employees Credit Union, Clovis Unified School District, Fresno Unified School District, Assemi Group, The Bonner Family Foundations & California Bank and Trust. With additional support from The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools & Bank of America.
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.