Bi-Weekly Update - April 8

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

The On the Road with California Humanities series features Pulitzer Prize winning authors in dialogue with notable thinkers and the community, examining contemporary issues to guide California along the path to a vibrant future.

Food Futures @ Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 10, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. - USC Campus Town & Gown

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, renowned chef and food champion Alice Waters, and Sarah Smith from the Institute for the Future will discuss the future of food in this land that includes both plenty and need with author and Central Valley peach grower Mas Masumoto. Tickets available starting April 3rd.

Journalism and Democracy in California

June 16, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - San Jose State University Student Union

Pulitzer Prize winner Héctor Tobar leads a discussion with fellow Pulitzer Prize-winner Rob Kuznia and authors and journalists Fraces Dinkelspiel and Mark Arax to discuss the evolution and future of journalism in the state that's been part of the information revolution.

California's Water: Rivers, Oceans, and Our Future

August 27, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - National Steinbeck Center, Salinas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bettina Boxall joins Felicia Marcus, Chair of California's State Water Resources Board and Norm Groot, Executive Director of Monterey County Farm Bureau, as they discuss a future in which water is going to become all the more precious.

The Farmworker Movement in CA: From Chavez Onwards

September 28, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - Fresno Art Museum

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Miriam Pawel and Dawn Mabalon, Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, will discuss how the farmworker movement of the past can help inform the future of agriculture with playwright Luis Valdez, founder of El Teatro Campesino and Samuel Orozco, author and National News and Information Director of Radio Bilingüe.

In Tune: The Arts and Humanities in the Golden State

October 26, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Oakland

Stay tuned on the development of a celebration of California's rich culture of arts and humanities in partnership with California Arts Council.


From: National Council on Public History


· The challenges of “born digital” sources for historians. Dr. Helen McCarthy examines the unique challenges faced by historians working with “born digital” sources. Generated by computers, these sources are growing in importance as the early computer age becomes historicized.

· Nominate a public historian for the AHA’s Herbert Feis Award. The American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award recognizes distinguished contributions to public history from individuals or groups. Nominations are due May 15. For more details, see

· Public history panels and activities at OAH 2016. The Organization of American Historians’ 2016 Annual Meeting this week in Providence, Rhode Island includes a wealth of public history panels, workshops, and tours. Check out the full list at

· 10 strategies for job seekers. Museum blog Leadership Matters outlines its top ten tips for those on the job market. Tips range from advice on relocation, salary requirements, and ideas for the interview. A great read as many of you prepare to hit the job market this spring.

· Community Curators: A New Level of Volunteering. New on the AASLH blog, NCPH member Mari Carpenter of Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs discusses the role of community curators, volunteers with specialized knowledge of a community’s history who provide valuable insight and assistance. She focuses on community curator Carolyn Apple, who donated and processed a collection of WWII aerial photography.


· Hamilton: The Musical: Blacks and the founding fathers – by Annette Gordon-Reed at

· Welcome to America: Embracing public history as public education – by Donna Neary at

· To expand or not to expand, that is the question – by Jennifer Stevens at

· Meeting our audiences where they are in the digital age – by David Hochfelder at

· 2017 NCPH conference call for papers: In search of “The Middle” – from the Editors at

· Ask a public historian: Jeff Sellers – from the Editors at

· The public history of the Flint water crisis (Part 2) – from the Editors at

· History and performance: Hamilton: An American musical – by David Dean at


· 32 jobs posted 4/4, including executive director in Louisiana, historic preservationist in Hawaii, archivist in California, digital humanities librarian in New York, and more. If you’re an employer and would like to post a job announcement with us, please use the submission form on our website:

From: California Office of Historic Preservation

News and Updates

Accepting Nominations for the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. Do you know of an individual, organization, or project demonstrating exemplary efforts on behalf of preserving California's heritage? Visit our Governor's Historic Preservation Awards webpage to download criteria and nomination forms. The nomination deadline is May 11, 2016. Good work deserves to be recognized!

Still Time to Apply for a 2016-2017 CLG Grant

The 2016-2017 Certified Local Government (CLG) Grants application and supporting documents are available on the OHP website. The grants provide assistance to local historic preservation programs. Last year, a total of five California cities and counties received $167,000 in federal grants through the CLG program. This year's application deadline is May 9, 2016.

NTHP is Accepting Applications for the Diversity Scholarship Program

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is offering scholarships to new and emerging preservation leaders and professionals wishing to attend the NTHP's annual PastForward Conference. More than 2100 individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds have contributed to the conference through the Diversity Scholarship Program. Visit the NTHP website for details and to apply. The application deadline is May 5, 2016.

Take the Preservation50 Leadership Survey

As part of the year-long commemoration of the National Historic Preservation Act's 50th anniversary, the Preservation50 coalition is conducting a Preservation Leadership Survey. The survey will help in the development of a leadership institute for emerging leaders of the coming decades of the historic preservation movement. Your ideas, insight, and comments are welcome and needed!

California Properties Added to the National Register

Five California properties were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP):

Dr. Franz Alexander House, Palm Springs

American Cash Apartments-American Cash Store, Sacramento

Paso Robles Almond Growers Association Warehouse, Paso Robles

William A. Whifler House, Burlingame

Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building, Santa Barbara

To see previous and current listings to the National Register, visit the NRHP's Weekly List webpage.

In California, National Register nominations are reviewed by the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) that then votes to forward nominations to the Keeper of the National Register for final determination of eligibility. Visit our Pending Nominations page for nominations currently under consideration by the SHRC. Nominations previously heard by the SHRC are listed on our Actions Taken webpage.

Preservation Month is Almost Here!

May is Preservation Month. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is promoting a nationwide theme, "This Place Matters." Is your community planning events for Preservation Month? If so, send us a link to your events and we will post it on the OHP's California Preservation Month webpage. Send your information to Diane Barclay, Outreach and Communications Coordinator at

From: National History Day - California

From: Save Our Heritage Organisation

Saving Horton Plaza Park

SOHO's "Preservation Matters" column by Ann Jarmusch runs every other month in the Downtown News. In case you missed the March column on SOHO's role in saving Horton Plaza Park, its iconic fountain and the current restoration of both, click here.

SOHO Museum News At the Marston House Museum & Gardens Out of the Archives

This month marks the start of a new temporary exhibit at the Marston House called "Out of the Archives." It features objects that originated from the Marston family and the Marston Department Store. It is the perfect opportunity to see items that have been hidden away in the SOHO archives and are not...Read more.

History Collectors: SOHO Members Share Their Collections

The exhibit opened to a full house of visitors from the sold out Tea & Chocolate event held the same day on March 20, at the Marston House. This charming exhibit features a beautiful collection of American hand painted porcelain, generously loaned by Carol Davis.

This is the inaugural exhibit of our History Collectors series, which celebrates the rich and varied collections of SOHO members...Read more.

Plan your Sundays now for SOHO's Silent Sundays Film Series At the Adobe Chapel Museum Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

This is one of [D.W.] Griffith's more enjoyable films. While this has as much - or more - to do with its starring W.C. Fields in his first leading role, the film is also a showcase for Griffith's direction, making charming use of a good deal of beautifully pastoral location shooting that helps to give Sally an almost-luminous glow. The film is an...Read more.


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