Bi-Weekly Update - Feb. 12

Hello CCPHers,

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: California Historical Society

Day of Remembrance (Executive Order 9066) Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 PM $5 CHS members $10 General Admission Attend

Join us for a program commemorating the Day of Remembrance of February 19, the anniversary of President Roosevelt’s 1942 Executive Order 9066 which led to the forced incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. In the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the U.S government acknowledged that "a great injustice was done to both citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry" and that the acts were "motivated largely by racial prejudice, wartime hysteria, and a failure of political leadership." The speakers, all of whom had family members incarcerated at Tanforan and Topaz internment camps, will share their personal stories and their current work preserving and sharing this history. For additional information, please read "This Day in History: California Celebrates Fred Korematsu" about the January 30th remembrance of Fred Korematsu and the landmark case, Korematsu v. the United States.

Activism and Public Participation in San Francisco Architecture Today Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 PM $5 CHS and SPUR members $10 General Admission Attend In conjunction with our exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971, we present an engaging public program with staff from several local architecture firms and non-profits who will discuss key projects, programs, and moments where public engagement and social activism played an important role. Panelists: Haley Waterson, Landscape Architect from CMG Landscape Architecture; Amy Ress, Director of the 1+ Program for non-profit, Public Architecture; Daniel Simons, Principal for David Baker Architects; Dan Parham, co-founder of Neighborland; and John King, San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic and moderator of the discussion.

Sea Ranch with author Donlyn Lyndon Thursday, March 10, 6:00 PM Attend Join us for a presentation with Author Donlyn Lyndon, on his book, The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast. The welcome for the night will be provided by Anna Halprin, friend and contributor to Lyndon's book and renown dancer and dance company founder. Donlyn Lyndon was one of the founding partners of the renowned architecture firm Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker (MLTW).

From: National Council on Public History


· National Park Service: The Year Ahead. Kristine Brunsman discusses the future of historic preservation in the National Park Service (NPS). She also previews upcoming events in conjunction with the NPS’ 100th anniversary.

· Diversifying the museum workforce. Stephanie Cunningham of the Brooklyn Museum suggests that museums modify their hiring practices in order to diversify their staff and better reflect the communities they serve.

· American History Lives. NPR explores the wide variety of living history practices in the US. Highlights range from costumed interpreters to history “channelers” who keep past cooking techniques alive.

· New techniques to teach history. Christine Gross-Loh of The Atlantic explains how some educators are using Harvard Business School strategies to present history in a way that balances factual content with the development of critical thinking skills.

· Archaeology and Mardi Gras. Kristina Killgrove of Forbes interviews Laurie Wilkie, an archaeologist who collects and analyzes artifacts from Mardi Gras celebrations. Wilkie explains how her observations apply to parade and carnival traditions of the past.


· Where in the world is the Public History Commons? – by Cathy Stanton at

· National Park Service history webinars: A short survey – by Joan Zenzen at

· A public history role for building bike lanes in cities? – by David Rotenstein at

· Ask a Public Historian Q&A: Nicole Belle DeRise – from the editors at

From: American Association for State and Local History

Project Management: March 15-14, City of Industry, CA

Learn More & Register

AASLH is coming to the West Coast! On March 14-15 our popular Project Management for History Professionals workshop will be held at the beautiful Homestead Museum in City of Industry, California. Participants will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

Participants bring real projects to the workshop, apply project management principles, and return home equipped to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner. If your work involves exhibitions, programs, strategic planning, fundraising, collections, or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will leave this workshop with new skills, ideas, and tools for successfully managing and completing both large and small projects.

Register by February 18 and save $40 off of the regular price: $475 for AASLH members ($550 non-members). Registered participants will receive information about a block of rooms at the Comfort Suites Industry Hills for $109 plus tax/night which includes Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Register early, as space is limited. Questions? Contact Cherie Cook at

You can also find AASLH online webinars, labs, and courses here.

From: Conference of California Historical Societies

Don't Miss Your Chance to Register for the 2016 Spring Symposium! Register Now

In just a few short weeks, the Conference of California Historical Societies will visit the beautiful coastal town of San Juan Capistrano! Register today, and join us for a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful, historic landmarks of San Juan Capistrano through both past and present viewpoints. View The Full Schedule CCHS Member Weekend Pass - $265 Non-Member Weekend Pass - $290

From: California Association of Museums


Join us in sunny Riverside, home of California citrus, and take the time to share the fruits of our work. Pre-registration for Branching Out: New Heights, New Directions is still open - but only for one more week!

Museums are branching out to tackle hot topics, engage new audiences, and experiment with new strategies. We encourage you to take time to grow and expand your thinking no matter where you are in your career--a seed, sapling, or heritage tree. The conference program includes information on many practical workshops and sessions to be offered.

Take advantage of pre-registration for the conference by Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Onsite registration begins on March 2.

Already registered? Many of the tours and workshops are selling out fast. Consider adding a tour or workshop to your conference events on Wednesday, March 2*:


9:45AM - 12:00PM: Heritage House - tour this 1890’s museum house and step back into the heydays of California Citrus.

10:00AM - 12:00PM: From Preservation to Destination Marketing: Reviving Riverside’s Downtown Historic District - join locals to hear about the collaborative effort of public-private partnerships and how they promote and make Riverside a tourism destination.

1:00PM - 3:00PM: Reading the Sites: The Japanese American Community in Riverside - not open to the general public, this National Historic Landmark brings to life the story of the Harada family.


9:00AM – 11:00AM: Collections Storage Supplies and Mounts for Beginner

1:00PM – 3:30PM: Coding in Museums 101

1:00PM – 4:00PM: Wayfinding 101 – Making Your Museum Easy to Understand and Use

2:30PM – 4:30PM: EMP Conference: Growing Your Career, from Seeds to Fruit

Keep the fun going and expand your social network by adding an evening event on Wednesday, March 3 or 4* to your conference registration:


Wednesday, March 2: 5:00PM – 6:30PM: Welcome Reception at the Riverside Convention Center

Wednesday, March 2: 7:00PM – 10:00PM: Director's Dinner at the March Field Air Museum - this event is for senior level manager and museum directors.

Wednesday, March 2: 7:00PM – 10:00PM: Dialogue Dinners - join a table of your peers and discuss a topic you're passionate about. Check the schedule for options and availability.

Thursday, March 3: 8:30PM – 10:30PM: Riverside Arts Walk After Party



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