Bi-Weekly Update - March 3

Hello CCPHers,

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

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From: Richmond Museum of History

Richmond Museum of History Announces New Exhibition

How World War I Changed Richmond March 11, 2017 – June 29, 2017

The Richmond Museum of History is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition in the Seaver Gallery "How World War I Changed Richmond." The exhibit features dozens of World War I related artifacts with connections to Richmond, California. Many artifacts have been in the Museum collection over fifty years and will be on display for the first time. The exhibit commemorates the centennial of the United States involvement in the Great War and is one of the few events marking the centennial in the San Francisco Bay Area. The stories of Richmond residents from all walks of life who were involved in World War I both at home and on the front. Visitors to the exhibit will learn how World War I shaped the City of Richmond to be ready to face the challenges of the World War II Home Front and beyond.

Schedule of Related Events

  • Friday March 10, 2017 3-6:00 PM Members only Preview

  • Saturday March 11, 2017 2-4:00 PM FREE Community Reception

  • Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00 PM Guest Speaker Karen English, Professor of English San Jose State University “Poetry of World War I”

  • Saturday June 3, 2017 Guest Speaker Susan Anderson Founder of Memory House “World War I, Resistance and the New Negro” 2:00 PM

The Richmond Museum of History is located at 400 Nevin Avenue Richmond, Ca 94802. Learn more at

Contact Melinda McCrary at (510) 235-7387 or for more information.

The exhibit is made possible by the ClaraBelle Hamilton Fund and the San Francisco Foundation.

From: Europeana

From all over Europe, Europeana 1914-1918 has collected and digitalised thousands of exciting historical documents from the First World War.

Europeana Transcribe is a crowdsourcing initiative for the transcription of this unique, unpublished material. The aim is to create a vast and fully digital record of the written stories in Europeana 1914-1918.

But in order to achieve this, we need your help. As a volunteer transcriber, you hold the key to unlocking new secrets of the First World War and safeguarding these stories for future generations.

Diving in intimate accounts of the trenches, and trailing through letters from home to front, you join us in our Transcribathon – a race to Discover. Learn. Research. Use. Share.

Join the Love Letter Run by transcribing #WWILoveLetters! Read more about the project: and

From: California Historical Society

Women and Resistance:

From the Panthers, to Yippies, to Comix

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More Join the California Historical Society for a panel discussion about the roles women played in resistance and social protest movements in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s. Hear from women who participated and led social and political movements, like the Yippies and Black Panthers, and art protest in comics and underground newspapers, like Wimmin’s Comix and the Berkeley Barb.

What Is the Future of Wine Label Design?

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:00PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More

Join designers, lawyers, and executive directors of label design companies for presentations and a discussion around the future of the wine label. From established label makers to start ups to law, this event will highlight the possible innovations, challenges, and potential futures for the wine label design industry.

Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM Presidio Officers Club, Presidio Trust, San Francisco Learn More

Using original letters from the internment camps of WWII, now preserved at California Historical Society, this interdisciplinary presentation focuses on Japanese Americans who spoke out during and after internment.

Contemporary descendants, writers, historians, activists, and performers will read from the letters and share their responses, including: Stan Yogi author of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California and Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, John Crew of the ACLU, and Bonnie Akimoto, most recently in the play Beneath the Tall Tree at TheatreFirst in Berkeley. Additional readers to be confirmed soon.

From: Conference of California Historical Societies

Register for the CCHS Spring Skills Development Workshop Today! Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm Homestead Museum - City of Industry

This March, join CCHS for the Spring Workshop at the beautiful Homestead Museum in City of Industry. There will be experts presenting on a variety of topics to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to successfully run your historical society! Topics include:

  • Audience Development

  • Embracing Millennials

  • How to Write an Effective Newsletter

  • Keeping Relevant

  • Developing Community Partnerships

  • Volunteer Recruitment

Presented by:

  • Ben Wirick, Founder of Arrowhead Management

  • Alison Bruesehoff, Executive Director of Rancho Los Cerritos

  • Shelley Henderson, Editor and Publisher of the O.C. Breeze

  • Paul Spitzzeri, Director of the Homestead Museum

  • Kerith Dilley, Executive Director of the Wage Justice Center

Register today so that you can help your organization more effectively preserve California history. We hope to see you there so that can you not only learn from the pros, but also share your success stories with us! Together, we can create a stronger historical community. The cost is $25 per person for CCHS members, $35 for non-members. Lunch is included. The deadline to register is Friday, March 10th.


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