Bi-Weekly Update - Dec. 2

Hello CCPHers,

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

In other news:

  • CCPH membership renewals are now due for memberships expiring this December. An official email will be sent to those with expiring memberships soon. The CCPH website now features a PayPal option for those who wish to pay for their renewals with either a credit card or PayPal account. Find the updated Membership webpage here.

  • 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 California History Action webpage. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history. Email any of your submissions to

Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH.

From: California Association of Museums

CAM 2017: INFLUENCE & ACTION—REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The conference theme, Influence & Action, is more important than ever as we explore the impact museums can make in and with their local communities. Register early to make sure you are able to take advantage of the limited ticket opportunities, such as tours or workshops. You won’t want to miss the evening events this year and the opportunity to network with your peers. For example, the Thursday evening event will take place at the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in Davis. This newest addition to the museum community was sixty years in the making, born from the rich legacy of innovative art education at UC Davis. The 50,000 square foot Grand Canopy is one example of how this museum is truly a 21st century experience. Learn more

Don’t forget! Members and employees of member institutions receive significant discounts on registration. Contact us with any questions.


Are your museum’s K-12 education programs exemplary? Do they make a positive difference in your community? You could enter the Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education Competition. The competition is the joint project of the sponsors, CAM and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Over the past five years, the competition has received 106 entries and recognized 30 programs that demonstrate the vibrant contributions museums make to California’s K-12 educational system. The winning programs will be presented with their awards at the 2017 CAM annual luncheon in Sacramento on Thursday, March 30, 2016. The deadline to apply is December 6, 2016. Learn more


The annual CAMMY Award recognizes extraordinary museum supporters, professionals, and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to California museums. Each year, the award highlights the work of an individual or group in one or more of the following areas: Leadership, Patronage, or Service to the Field. The 2017 award will be presented at the annual conference in Sacramento. Past recipients include the James Irvine Foundation (1995), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (1997), John F. Kennedy University (2008), Target (2010), Bank of America (2011), the Getty Leadership Institute (2013), Jean Schulz (2014), and the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (2016). Nominations should be emailed to Celeste DeWald at by Friday, December 16. The nomination should include the nominee’s name and title (if applicable) and explain how this individual or organization has made an outstanding contribution to the California museum field.


FREE DATAARTS WORKSHOPS IN CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 6-8 DataArts is offering workshops in San Jose on December 6, and in Oakland on December 8. Learn how to help your organization view, analyze, and talk about internal data available through this free resource. Learn More GETTING STARTED ON COLLECTION STORAGE – DECEMBER 7 This Alliance webinar, for curators, collection managers and others in charge of collections, expert practitioners explore the fundamentals to collection storage that are critical for successful stewardship. Learn more 10 LEGAL TIPS TO GET 2017 READY – DECEMBER 8 The Foundation Center is offering a webinar for nonprofit organizations to discuss year-end legal issues, including what the board should do before rewarding an executive with a year-end bonus, development of next year's board calendar, the increasing importance of state registrations. Learn More WEBINAR: GETTING STARTED ON COLLECTIONS PLANNING – DECEMBER 14 This Alliance webinar will provide a basic guide to help your museum create a collections plan, the first step to gaining intellectual control over the collections and ensuring that you have the appropriate staff and resources for collections care. Learn more ONLINE PROPOSAL WRITING COURSE – SAVE $100 BEFORE DECEMBER 30 The Foundation Center offers a proposal writing course, from the cover letter to the conclusion and everything in-between. They offer a savings of $100 for people who sign up before the end of the year. Learn more GETTY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2017 APPLICATIONS – DUE JANUARY 18 The Getty Leadership Institute is accepting applications for two core programs: NextGen 2017, a blended-learning experience for the field's emerging top talent; and GLI 2017, targeted to top senior-level executives in the first two to seven years in their leadership positions. Learn more BUILDING A STRONGER ORGANIZATION THROUGH ADVOCACY – FEBRUARY 6 Making advocacy a part of ongoing operations can help build a stronger institution. A new course is intended for anyone interested in building support for an organization and being prepared in case of a proposed policy or action that could harm your institution. Learn more

From: California Historical Society

Historic Libations

Tuesday, December 13 6:30 PM California Historical Society 678 Mission Street

Take the edge off winter’s penetrating chill at Historic Libations, the California Historical Society’s annual holiday party. Now in its eighth year, this special edition of Historic Libations coincides with the opening of our newest exhibition Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing. These exquisite Great Depression—era labels are the perfect backdrop to our signature menu of craft cocktails, legendary California wine, and innovative brews. Live entertainment for your dancing pleasure. Purchase Tickets

In the midst of the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of bottles of mass-manufactured California wines and spirits invoked fantasies of the good life. This was due in no small part to their inebriating contents, but the effect was further enhanced by exquisite labels produced by anonymous designers at San Francisco's Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Company. Working within a house style defined by vivid hues, adventurous lettering, and an art deco sensibility, these beautiful labels marketed the myth of idyllic, paradisiacal California.

Published in collaboration with Heyday Books, these two volumes are available for purchase in the Ten Lions Book Store.

Right Out of California: The 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Attend In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR's New Deal. Right Out of California tells how this brief moment of upheaval terrified business leaders into rethinking their relationship to American politics—a narrative that pits a ruthless generation of growers against a passionate cast of reformers, writers, and revolutionaries.

From the Blog

Modoc Chief Kintpuash (Captain Jack): A California Indian Hero

As Native American Heritage Month draws to a close, so, too, do our related exhibitions, Sensational Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872–73 and Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew. The Modoc War connects these two shows: one features the intense interest the war created throughout the United States and the other displays contemporary portraits of native peoples of the Klamath region—some of them descendants of those who fought in the war.

From: Ontario Museum of History & Art

Reception, Curator Talk and Walkthrough of the Exhibit - Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions

Saturday, December 3, 2016 (2pm to 5pm)

Reception from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Walkthrough from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join Guest Curator Modern Quilter Georganna Hawley as she guides visitors through the exhibit and gives an in-depth talk on the unique look of Modern Quilts. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Free Admission. Reservations Required.

Highlights from the Collection: Ontario Rotary Police Museum

Sunday, December 11, 2016 (2:00pm to 3:30pm)

Join the Ontario Museum of History & Art's Curator of Collections Michelle Sifuentes and the Ontario Rotary Police Museum to learn about the history of the Ontario Police Department. Both organizations will be displaying items from their collections for public view.

Free Admission. Reservations Required.

Music of Ontario: Bethel Congregational Church Trio

Saturday, December 17, 2016 (2:00pm to 3:30pm)

The historic Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, located in downtown Ontario, regularly hosts the Southland Symphony Orchestra. Join us for a musical afternoon as the Museum highlights a trio of these local musicians.

Free Admission. Reservations Required.

Ontario Museum of History & Art

225 S. Euclid Avenue

Ontario, CA 91762



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