The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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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 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 04:17 AM.