Bi-Weekly Update - Mar. 25

Hello CCPHers,

Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.

CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. CCPH is also accepting submissions for our new and upcoming California History Action webpage, which will be updated very soon and posted onto our website. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history on this new webpage. Email any of your submissions to

Please note that CCPH is also still actively seeking nominations for our 2016 Awards, recognizing those in the Public History field doing extraordinary work. For more information about the awards that we offer and past award winners, visit our Awards webpage.

Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH.

From: California Humanities

Upcoming Events

Screening & Q&A: Ghost Town to Havana


KENSINGTON -- Attend a screening and Q&A of GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA, a heartbreaking, funny, and inspirational story about mentorship, life, love, kids, and baseball in Oakland and Havana today.

Website Launch & Discussion: Democracy in the Fields


SALINAS -- Join us for the website launch and panel discussion of DEMOCRACY IN THE FIELDS, a multi-media project depicting, in words and photos, the stories of farmworkers who joined Cesar Chavez’s movement 40 years ago in the Salinas Valley.

Screening and Conversation: An American Mosque


DAVIS -- Attend a screening of AN AMERICAN MOSQUE, a documentary that recounts the burning of a mosque in Yuba City and the interfaith healing that followed. The event will include a community conversation on overcoming intolerance.

Screening: Ghost Town to Havana


FRESNO -- Join us for a screening of GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA, a heartbreaking, funny, and inspirational story about mentorship, life, love, kids, and baseball in Oakland and Havana today.

Latest News


California Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant awards.


California Humanities staff and board recently went to Washington, D.C. for the annual Humanities on the Hill event to talk with congressional and senate offices about all of the great work we’re supporting in their districts and throughout the state of California.

Reflections of a Drought, Project Director Interview

California Humanities recently spoke with Project Director Jonathan Waltmire about his Community Stories-funded project, REFLECTIONS OF A DROUGHT.

From: California Office of Historic Preservation

California Office of Historic Preservation Local Government Forum Presidio of San Francisco

--Golden Gate Club 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129

--Monday, April 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On Monday, April 18 from 1 pm to 4 pm the Office of Historic Preservation's Local Government Assistance Staff will host a Local Government Forum to facilitate open dialogue and roundtable discussion on topics of unique interest to local government staff and commissioners, Certified Local Governments (CLGs), Main Street & Preserve America Communities, and members of the public.

This session is being held in conjunction with our preservation partners at the California Preservation Foundation, who will hold their annual Preservation Conference from April 16-20 at the historic Presidio of San Francisco.

This event is open to all interested attendees. Attendees do not need to be registered for the larger CPF Annual Conference.

This workshop is $20 and seating is limited so advanced registration is required. You may register by following the link below to the CPF Conference registration. You will need to complete the conference registration form, but you will only be charged for the workshops you select from the a la carte menu.

To register online, click here.

CHRIS Stakeholders Survey Now Available

The Office of Historic Preservation, in conjunction with the State Historic Resources Commission's Information Center Procedural Advisory Committee and the Information Centers, is pleased to announce the availability of a survey for users and stakeholders of the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS). The intent of the survey is to augment earlier analysis of CHRIS functions, services, and structure.

The survey will be available through March 31, 2016, and can be accessed here. We urge all those interested in the future of the CHRIS to take a few minutes to respond to this survey.

Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards

The OHP is pleased to accept nominations for the 2016 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. In this 50th anniversary year of the National Historic Preservation Act, programs like the Governor's Awards stand as testatment to the enduring purpose, spirit, and promise of historic preservation. We encourage you to nominate some of the excellent preservation work going on in our state today! Nominations will be accepted through May 11, 2016. Find more information here.

From: California State Archives

The California State Archives is pleased to announce that the newest issue (Vol. IV, no. 3) of the California State Archives newsletter, California Originals, is available here.

From: California Historical Society

Social Commentary/Activism through Dance Performance - A panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 PM Attend

Join us for a night of conversation around how dance performance speaks to social issues and can bring about physical and emotional healing with fantastic dance companies from around Bay Area. The panelists will highlight some performances that incorporate social issues and activism, the process of creating these pieces, and the outcomes. Julie Phelps, Artistic Director of Counterpulse will moderate the discussion.

Panelists: Joanna Haigood, Artistic Director of Zaccho Dance Theater Krista DeNio, Project Director, Echotheatersuitcase Project Kevin Paul Hockenberry, Founder and Artistic Director of Emote Dance Theater Marika Brussel, Associate Director of Emote Dance Theatre Moderator: Julie Phelps, Artistic Director, Counterpulse Image: Departure and Arrival, choreographed by Joanna Haigood with video by Ricardo Rivera, set design by Wayne Campbell, music by Walter Kitundu and lighting design by Jack Carpenter. Courtesy of Zaccho Dance Theater.

The Black Panther Party in San Francisco: Impact, Legacy, and Continued Inspiration Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 PM Attend Explore the legacy of the Black Panther Party in San Francisco with an in-depth program about its history and legacy, as well as how it continues to inspire and invigorate movements in the Bay Area. 6:00-7:00PM: Engage in a resources hour where archives, protest movement organizations, art, and non-profits, come together to share their resources, collections, and activism with guests. These organizations will be hosted at tables and will show collections, provide hand outs, and speak to guests. 7:00-8:00PM: Hear and participate in a panel discussion about the history and continued impact of the Black Panthers in San Francisco with a wide array of past Panthers, authors, activists, and archives. Speakers include: Billy Jennings, Founder of Black Panther Archive, It's About Time in Sacramento Judy Juanita, Author and SFSU Student during Strikes in 1968, and former Black Panther Rheema Calloway, Black Priorities Project Organizer, Causa Justa/Just Cause Moderated by USF Professor of African American Studies, James Lance Taylor

From: California Association of Museums



Do you care for treasured clothing, quilts, lace, christening gowns and even, doilies and antimacassars, in your collection? This Connecting to Collections webinar will offer basic information for self-surveying historic home and heirloom textiles. This webinar will take place March 30 from 11 am – 12:30 pm PST. Read more


This American Alliance of Museums (AAM) webinar will provide an overview of the digitization and rights management workflow for a collection object, starting from acquisition through the use cases of online collections and open access. This is a 90-minute live webinar on March 30 from 11 am – 12:30 pm PST and is free for AAM Tier 3 Museum Members/ $25 for Tier 2/ $50 for Tier 1. Read more


Do you find objects or artifacts that seem out of place in your archives? This Connecting to Collections webinar will examine the best methods to safely care for the artifacts found in paper collections using appropriate housings and handling procedures. Read more


The American Law Institute is hosting the annual Legal Issues in Museum Administration conference in Los Angeles, covering key updates on tax, legislation, social media, and recent cases, as well as explore the most current developments in fields central to all museum operations. Read more


This National Preservation Institute seminar in San Francisco is on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures. The three-day course is $650. Read more


Advanced registration rates for AAM's Annual Meeting May 26-29 in Washington DC are now available. The AAM 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts 6,000 museum professionals to network, grow, and learn. Read more

SMALL MUSEUMS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AASLH – DUE JUNE 10 AASLH’s Small Museums Committee is offering scholarships to any AASLH members. Each $500 scholarship covers the cost of conference registration and a luncheon. Any remaining funds may be used to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. Read more


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