Our mission is to ensure that the history of California and the west is kept alive and made accessible for the enlightenment of everyone. The Society preserves, collects, interprets, publishes and exhibits materials about the history of California and the west.
The California Historical Society, the State's official historical society, is a non-profit educational institution committed to serving the public at large.
Knowledge of the past enables people to understand the present and to make informed decisions that will affect the future.
Do you love California history? Become an event volunteer at California Historical Society. Event duties include:
Setting up the program from setting up chairs, helping with Audio Visual, greeting and checking in guests, tending to the bar, and breakdown at the end of the night.
Shifts: Shifts for night events begin at 5:00pm and end at 10:00pm at the latest (10:00pm end time is only once a month).
Volunteer during Arts and Crafts events at California Historical Society Event duties include:
Manning the Craft table and teaching kids/families how to make a particular craft. This is a great opportunity to engage younger children 4-8 years in California history.