Bi-Weekly Update - Dec. 23

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 after Christmas. Members can begin renewing their memberships now by using the PayPal option on the CCPH website. Credit cards and checks are all accepted forms of payment. For more information about renewing your membership, click 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 web page. 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 of CCPH throughout 2016! We wish you a joyous holiday season!

From: We Are the Next

During the 2016 Annual CCPH Conference in October, we were excited for our plenary speaker Katie Rispoli Keaotamai, Executive Director of We Are the Next, to discuss possibilities of engagement for young adults to inspire them to become the next generation of history advocates and professionals. To read the key points of this discussion as well as listen to the plenary address in its entirety, click here.

CCPH thanks all the speakers, volunteers and attendees whose efforts and participation made our 2016 Conference a great success!

From: California Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB)

The California Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB) is seeking a consultant to assist the board in the implementation of its strategic plan, Historical Records in the Golden State: A Strategic Plan for Preserving California’s Documentary Heritage. The project will focus on developing the curriculum for a one-day workshop and a two-part webinar that will provide basic training on project management for archivists. The 12-month project is be funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

For further information or for questions about the RFP or the project work, contact:

Nancy Lenoil

State Coordinator, CHRAB

California State Archives

1020 O Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

T: 916-695-1387


From: California Historical Society

Unseen Tenderloin: Presentation and Collection Viewing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Attend

Join the California Historical Society and the Tenderloin Museum in exploring rare and unseen moments in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Randy Shaw, author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco and Tenderloin Museum Board Member, will present a slide show of images from the neighborhood from 1907 to 1971. Afterward join us for a book signing and viewing of Tenderloin materials in the CHS Collections.

America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Attend

Join CHS for a fun and engaging night that includes a screening of the abridged version of the award-winning film America’s Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition. Pose your questions to filmmaker Carla De Luca Worfolk and sip wine while you enjoy learning about the rich history of Prohibition’s impact on the wine industry. This free event is part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena.

Executive Order 90669

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More Join us as we look back and celebrate the landmark 1972 exhibition and book of historic photographs, Executive Order 9066. The first to publicly explore the World War II incarceration of Japanese American citizens and people of Japanese descent, the exhibition premiered at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor and UC Berkeley’s University Art Museum before travelling nationally. Our program will include individuals and descendants of those who visited the exhibition along with the curator of the Dorothea Lange collection at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).

From: California Office of Historic Preservation

Shape the Future of Historic Preservation in California!

State Plan Survey - Deadline Extended!

January 16, 2017

California's current State Plan expires at the end of 2017. We are conducting a survey as part of the public input process to develop a new, updated plan for 2018-2022.

Due to the enthusiastic response to the survey, we are extending the opportunity to participate to January 16, 2017.

If you haven't done so yet, please click on the link below to take the survey and share your vision for historic preservation in California:

Learn More...

To learn more about Statewide Historic Preservation Plans, efforts to update California's State Plan, and to review a copy of the current plan, please visit our Statewide Historic Preservation Plan web page.

Join our email list to receive updates on the State Plan renewal process, and participate in future public listening sessions.

From: California Supreme Court Historical Society

NOW AVAILABLE: Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter The latest issue of the California Supreme Court Historical Society’s Newsletter is now available on the Society’s website: The lead article reports on the book launch for Constitutional Governance and Judicial Power: The History of the California Supreme Court, the Society’s new publication. The event, attended by approximately 100 at the Ronald M. George State Office Complex in San Francisco in November, featured a provocative discussion with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and former Chief Justice Ronald M. George about the book, the California Supreme Court’s influence on the nation, and the importance of the public’s understanding of the judicial system.

The cover story is a moving personal remembrance of the late Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas who died in September, by Beth J. Jay, his principal attorney.

This issue debuts two new occasional series. “A Second Look” by Kyle Graham, an attorney on the staff of the Chief Justice, offers new perspectives on noteworthy decisions by the California Supreme Court. Graham kicks off the series by re-examining that first-year classic, Summers v. Tice (1948). “Appreciations” is another new feature, noting the passing of attorneys and jurists who made key contributions to California law and the legal community. Prosecutor and author Kathleen Tuttle remembers Shirley M. Hufstedler, the path-breaking former judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and later the nation’s first secretary of education, who passed away in March.

Other articles revisit the 1986 state election at which voters rejected three sitting Supreme Court justices; and an effort during the Great Depression to block Dust Bowl migrants from entering California that has striking parallels to the contemporary debate over immigration. We also introduce two new Society board members; and report on California Supreme Court Justice and huge Star Trek fan Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar’s appearance at the San Diego Comic Con in July.


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