Bi-Weekly Update - June 3

Hello CCPHers,

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

In other news:

  • Please check out the newly updated California History Action webpage! 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. CCPH eagerly welcomes submissions for this new page.

  • The submission date for paper and poster proposals for the CCPH 2016 Annual Meeting is on June 15, 2016.

  • CCPH is 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.

  • CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates.

Email any of your submissions to

Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH!

From: California Map Society

From: Los Altos History Museum

From: Save Our Heritage Organisation

Events in June

Silent Sundays Film Series continues at the Adobe Chapel Museum Sally of the Sawdust (1925) June 12 · 7:30pm

"Sally of the Sawdust 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...Read more.

Don't Miss the Old House Fair

June 18 · 10am-4pm

Hip and historic South Park will really be hoppin' during the Old House Fair & Vintage Row on Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 4pm. This fun annual fair at 30th and Beech Streets offers a historic home tour, free street fair with exhibitors, artists and vendors, and a neighborhood walking tour. As an Old House Fair sponsor, SOHO will return with our Ask the Old House Experts booth, always a lively hub. A variety of...Read more.

Los Cruzadores to Old Mexico

Saving the Caliente Mural

June 18

Looking a fun, meaningful way to help save the Agua Caliente mural on the California Theatre's back wall in downtown San Diego? Los Cruzadores, a biking group that travels from San Diego to Tijuana, is organizing a cross-border ride on Saturday, June 18 to raise awareness about this endangered 1960s mural and two others. Bike or no bike, please come for a group photo to publicize the latest threats to the mural and the theater building. Meet at 1pm on the sidewalk...Read more.

From: Antique Bottle Club of San Diego

From: California Humanities

Latest News

Can the humanities help us move the needle on social change?

California Humanities Board Member and Professor of History and Urban Studies at UC San Diego, Natalia Molina discusses the importance of humanities when it comes to civil discourse and contributing to civic participation.

American Baghdad, Filmmaker Interview

AMERICAN BAGHDAD, a short documentary profiling Iraqi refugees trying to assimilate to American culture after being displaced from Iraq due to the war. California Humanities recently talked with filmmaker Ron Najor about his experience making the film.

Upcoming Events

Conference: National Conference for Media Arts and Culture

06.09.2016 - 06.12.2016

OAKLAND -- Join us at ALLIANCE 2016, NAMAC's National conference for media arts and culture practitioners, organizations, thinkers, and doers. A place where conversations about collaboration, innovation, creativity, and impact bust out in the open; a conference of new ideas — and a celebration of community.

On The Road Series: Journalism and Democracy in California


SAN JOSE -- Join us for Journalism and Democracy in California, the third forum in the On the Road discussion series. Pulitzer Prize winner Hector Tobar leads a discussion with fellow Pulitzer Prize winner Rob Kuznia and authors and journalists Frances Dinkelspiel and Mark Arax on the evolution of investigative, governmental, and cultural reporting, and what new stories California journalists are tackling.

Film Screening: AGENTS OF CHANGE


OAKLAND -- Join us at The New Parkway Theater on June 30 for a screening of AGENTS OF CHANGE, a documentary that examines the untold story of the racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to student protests of the 1960s.

From: California Association of Museums


The 2017 CAM conference will be held in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017. Proposals for sessions and workshops are being accepted through June 10.

Join us in Sacramento, a city rich in California history and culture.

Are you thinking of submitting a proposal? The Conference Program Committee reviews proposals each year and have provided some useful tips to help you get that proposal organized and submitted! Check them out HERE.

Learn more

From: California Office of Historic Preservation

Events and Education

California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Workshops

June 18: A Crash Course in Night Photography at a Celebrated, Historic Cemetery - Colma, CA

Registration information, and a complete listing of education offerings, is available on the CPF website.

Free Webinars from the OHP

Our 2015-2016 series of free webinars, produced in partnership with CPF, is winding down. The next and last webinar for this education cycle is:

July 21: Where Credit is Due: Preparing a Successful Tax Credit Application

Visit our Training and Workshops webpage for information on future webinars and other training opportunities.

Youth Heritage Summit California, July 27-30, 2016

The first-ever California Youth Heritage Summit will take place at Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, California. Students will learn about the significance of the site while also developing skills that can be applied to future careers in history, preservation, archaeology, and heritage conservation among others. The summit is supported by a partnership between the National Park Service, the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and the non-profit organization We Are the Next. Visit the Youth Heritage Summit website for program and application details. The deadline for applying is June 24, 2016.

CASSP Accepting Applications for Training Sessions in June, July, & September

The California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP) trains volunteers to work alongside professional archaeologists to protect archaeological and historical resources by visiting sites regularly and recording changes. CASSP is a statewide program directed by the Society for California Archaeology (SCA). Visit the CASSP website for training dates and locations.


California Council for the Promotion of History

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