We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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Offices

The Fresno Historical Society is headquartered at the Kearney Historic Site. Our offices are located in the 1892 two-story Servants' Quarters - one of the five original structures remaining of the ranch town of M. Theo Kearney's Fruit Vale Estate.  The turn-of-the-century buildings - Kearney Mansion Museum, Servants' Quarters, Carriage House, Ice House, and Oil House are situated on the 1890s estate grounds that were at the center of M. Theo Kearney's 5,000-acre Fruit Vale Estate. 

The Servant’s Quarters’ building is located directly south of Kearney Mansion and shares a porch with the Mansion.  Come to the east side of the Servant’s Quarters. Look for the gray awning and signage that reads “Fresno City & County Historical Society”.


Mailing Address and Location

Fresno Historical Society
7160 West Kearney Boulevard
Fresno, CA 93706


Hours:

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday - Friday


Please note: The office is not a walk-in research facility. Researchers have access to the holdings of the Historical Society Archives by appointment only. Please see Researching the Archives for more information on scheduling a research appointment. 

 

Phone Number  559.441.0862      

Fax Number      559.441.1372       

Email Address   info@valleyhistory.org (For Research Requests see below)


Research Requests   archives@valleyhistory.org     

Please read Researching the Archives before emailing. 

Last Updated Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 05:43 PM.