California History Action

CHA is now a web-based information board that publishes public and member articles on California museums, public history projects, history events, archive holdings, book reviews, and any other articles on public history.

We Want to Hear from You!

Have you read a great California history book, taken in an exciting new exhibit, completed a public history project or are holding an upcoming history event? Please share your experiences and announcements here!


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Upcoming Events

Europeana Transcribe

From all over Europe, Europeana 1914-1918 has collected and digitalised thousands of exciting historical documents from the First World War.


Europeana Transcribe is a crowdsourcing initiative for the transcription of this unique, unpublished material. The aim is to create a vast and fully digital record of the written stories in Europeana 1914-1918.


But in order to achieve this, we need your help. As a volunteer transcriber, you hold the key to unlocking new secrets of the First World War and safeguarding these stories for future generations.


Diving in intimate accounts of the trenches, and trailing through letters from home to front, you join us in our Transcribathon – a race to Discover. Learn. Research. Use. Share.



Join the Love Letter Run by transcribing #WWILoveLetters! Read more about the project: and

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