As far as the eye can reach it extends, a heaving, swelling sea of green . . . . the whole landscape showed design, like man's nobelist sculptures. How wonderful the power of its beauty! Gazing awestricken, I might have left everything for it.

~ John Muir, 1867

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About Us

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Founded in 1919 by Valley pioneers and children of pioneer families, the Fresno Historical Society has a passion for preserving California’s Central Valley history. We recognize what is remarkable about one of the five most fertile valleys in...
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Most of what the Fresno Historical Society does is connected with Valley stories -  locating them, piecing them together, preserving them, and sharing them.  Why? First, we have a passion for California’s Central Valley and its story....