Bi-Weekly Update - Jan. 1

Hello CCPHers,

Happy New Year from all of us here at CCPH!

Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history. Thank you for your support.

CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. Please email your submissions to

From: Conference of California Historical Societies

January Workshop 2016

Don't miss out on this informative event!

DATE Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


  • Oral History

  • Who is Your Audience?

  • We might then allow one hour for general Q and A period


Isabel Ziegler

National Park Service liaison for the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front Oral History Project Isabel Jenkins Ziegler earned a B.S. in Anthropology from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis in historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She began her career with the National Park Service in 2002 as Associate Curator at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, PA. In January of 2010 Isabel took her current position as Supervisory Museum Curator for four National Park Service units in the east San Francisco bay area including Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home front NHP, John Muir NHS, Eugene O’Neill NHS, and Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM. Responsible for museum program management, Isabel serves as the National Park Service liaison for the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front Oral History Project in collaboration with the Regional Oral History Office at the University of California, Berkeley and the City of Richmond.

PROGRAM ITINERARY 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Oral History: David Dunham, Isabel Ziegler

Adrienne McGraw

Chair, John F. Kennedy University, Graduate Museum Studies Program. Berkeley, CA Adrienne has served as director of education for several history museums and historic sites in California and was previously the executive director for Exhibit Envoy, a statewide nonprofit that develops traveling exhibitions for small museums. Throughout her career, Adrienne has promoted museum-community engagement and believes in the power of museums to shape civic life and promote a sense of place for all people.

PROGRAM ITINERARY 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Initiating an Audience Audit: Susan Spero and Adrienne McGraw

Susan Spero

Professor, John F. Kennedy University, Graduate Museum Studies Program. Berkeley, CA Susan teaches museum studies courses on visitor experience, and museums interactive technology. She has extensive experience throughout the SF Bay Area developing and analyzing museum audience engagement in roles such as program designer, volunteer manager, and evaluator. Susan’s research and field service support museum staff and volunteers in building their mindset and skills to serve their communities.

PROGRAM ITINERARY 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Initiating an Audience Audit: Susan Spero and Adrienne McGraw

--------------------------------------- LOCATION

Shell Alumni Clubhouse 1700 Pacheco Blvd Martinez, CA 94553

United States Google map and directions REGISTRATION TBA Member / TBA Non-Member Lunch included. Space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible! Register Now

CONTACT US For more information contact: Andrea Blachman · · (925) 387-5385

Conference of California Historical Societies

From: WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff - Architectural Historian Position

For more information regarding the WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff Architectural Historian position, click here.

From: California Supreme Court Historical Society

Now Available: Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

Included in Newsletter:

A “Far-Reaching and Scholarly Text” Preview the long-awaited History of the California Supreme Court, published by the California Supreme Court Historical Society

Honoring Joseph R. Grodin Complete coverage of the Tribute Event at UC Hastings College of the Law

In the Justices’ Own Words In-depth feature on the Role of the California Supreme Court as Seen from the Bench

2015 Student Writing Competition Winners UC Hastings Student wins first place, UC Davis Students win second and third places California Legal History The just-published 2015 volume of the annual Journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society (vol.10)

Membership Donors Listing of the Society's donors for 2014–2015

Find the Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter here.

From: California Historical Society

Exhibition Opening - Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971 Thursday, January 21 5:00 - 8:00 PM RSVP Join the California Historical Society, Anna Halprin, the Graham Foundation, and others in celebrating the West Coast premiere of Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971. This free opening reception is part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena, a monthly celebration of art in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood.

The 1960s Revisited: The Significance of the Trips Festival Friday, January 22 1:00 - 4:00 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street, San Francisco Attend This technology symposium spotlights the influence of The Trips Festival and San Francisco’s mid-1960s counterculture movement on the emerging personal computer era. A keynote speech from author/historian Michael Kramer will set the stage for an intriguing panel of authors and historians, including Greg Castillo, David Bernstein, and Andrew Kirk. Film Director Eric Christensen will also make a special introduction prior to the screening of his famed documentary, The Trips Festival Movie.

The Continued Legacy of Lawrence and Anna Halprin in California Tuesday, February 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a stirring panel discussion moderated by California Historical Society‘s Executive Director and CEO, Anthea Hartig. Hear from historians, authors, and key figures in the lives of Lawrence and Anna Halprin as they discuss their legacy and their continued impact on California. Panelists: Alison Bick Hirsch, a landscape and urban designer as well as urban historian and theorist, is assistant professor in landscape architecture at the University of Southern California. She is cofounder and partner of the Foreground design agency, a transdisciplinary practice operating between the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and the visual arts. Janice Ross is Associate Professor of Drama at Stanford University and the author of Moving Lessons: Margaret H’Doubler and the Beginning of Dance in American Education. Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, is the President & CEO, as well as founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). Prior to creating TCLF, Birnbaum spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative (HLI) and a decade in private practice in New York City with a focus on landscape preservation and urban design.

From: California Association of Museums


The Branching Out: New Directions New Heights preliminary program is being updated regularly.

The newest additions are the 2016 Maker Stations. These hands-on creative projects highlight the great work taking place to engage audiences throughout the museum community.

CLICK HERE to check out the updated program.

Register today to take advantage of the early bird rates! Early bird registration ends Friday, January 15, 2016.


The Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education Competition recognizes the outstanding achievements in California museum programs that serve K-12 students and/or educators. The competition is the joint project of the sponsors, CAM and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The winning programs will be presented with their awards at the 2016 CAM annual luncheon in Riverside, March 3, 2016, at the Riverside Convention Center, held in conjunction with CAM’s annual conference. Representatives also give a short presentation at a session immediately following the luncheon.

The deadline has been extended! All entry forms must be submitted on or before Friday, January 8, 2016. LEARN MORE


Will you do your part and speak up for museums? It’s not too early to start thinking about AAM’s Museums Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., which will take place on February 22-23, 2016.

Museums’ Advocacy Day is a unique and powerful opportunity to network with colleagues and join with museum advocates from around the country to bring a united message directly to Capitol Hill that museums matter!

Learn more about Museums Advocacy Day, including this year’s hotel information. CAM members register for free using a discount code. LEARN MORE


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