Bi-Weekly Update - July 16

Hello CCPHers, Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history. In other news: 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!

From: San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

TOUR Haight-Ashbury and the Summer of Love

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; $15


Explore San Francisco’s first “suburb,” which evolved from a Victorian playground to a post-1906 earthquake and fire refugee camp, and ultimately became the home of the hippies, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, and Charles Manson. The tour is somewhat strenuous, as we walk into hilly Buena Vista Park.

Guide: Michael Meadows

SFMHS is pleased to present this walk in association with City Guides. Reservations are required, and the cost is $15 per person. Click here to buy ticket. Make your reservations by calling (415) 537-1105, ext. 0, or sending an email to When you register, we will give you the meeting place.

BARBARY COAST TRAIL WALK North Beach, Washington Square, and Telegraph Hill

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part III “Hipsters, Paesani, and Semaphore Hill”

Explore the artistic and cultural traditions of North Beach, from Italian immigrants to free-spirited Beats. Visit Washington Square in the heart of North Beach and Coit Tower, where historic Depression-era murals picture San Francisco’s tumultuous past.

The four-part Barbary Coast Trail Walks are led by SFMHS volunteers. These tours are free for SFMHS members and $15 for non-members. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call (415) 537-1105, ext. 0, or email at least 48 hours before the tour, and we will give you the meeting place. You need not take the tours in order.

BARBARY COAST TRAIL WALK Northern Waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Aquatic Park

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part IV “Stevedores, Feluccas, and Windjammers”

Explore San Francisco’s past as a port city and cover the waterfront from the days of sail to the era of the longshoreman. Follow the Great Seawall, San Francisco’s largest public works project, to Fisherman’s Wharf, past two WWII vessels and the Hyde Street Pier, boasting the largest collection of historic ships in the United States. The tour ends at the Streamline Moderne Aquatic Park bathhouse, home to the San Francisco Maritime Museum.

The four-part Barbary Coast Trail Walks are led by SFMHS volunteers. These tours are free for SFMHS members and $15 for non-members. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Call (415) 537-1105, ext. 0, or email at least 48 hours before the tour, and we will give you the meeting place. You need not take the tours in order.

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From: Sacramento County Historical Society

September Event

History of the American River Parkway

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7pm

Where: Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Building

5380 Elvas Ave, Sacramento, CA

To learn more, click here.

From: American Association for State and Local History

Upcoming Continuing Education Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites July 25 Webinar Cost: $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers History Crash Course: Immigration in a Changing America August 2 Webinar Cost: FREE for everyone Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites August 8 Webinar Cost: $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers

AASLH 2017 Early Bird Deadline July 21 Will we see you in Austin this September? Our annual meeting, September 6-9, will be packed with informative sessions, inspiring speakers, hands-on labs and workshops, and boundless opportunities to meet others working to shape the history field today. Register by July 21 for the best price. Read more. Crowdsourcing Biographies of Women Suffragists Since March 2015, the online journal and database Women and Social Movements in the United States has been creating an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage movement, and they're asking for our help. Organizers seek volunteers to research and write biographical sketches for 2,800+ suffragists between now and the centennial of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in August 2020. Contributors will receive author credit as the work is published online. Read more here. AASLH Launches Master Local Historians Program We are proud to announce our newest program to support local and state historians, thanks to a grant from Humanities Tennessee. The Master Local Historians project is a training program that highlights the relevance of historical inquiry for the general public and provides people with an opportunity to hone their historical research, writing, and interpretation skills. By the end of the course, they will have a greater appreciation for the work of public history and be better able to assist history organizations in a variety of ways. Read more on our blog. New Digital Project on Lynching Created by the EJI and Google With support from Google, the Equal Justice Initiative has created an interactive online experience inspired by the EJI’s report Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, the “most comprehensive work done on lynching to date.” The site features the full report, oral histories, a film, interactive maps, and other resources for educators and interpreters. Explore the site.

From: California Association of Museums

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR This calendar is a listing of professional development opportunities for those in the museum field, hosted by either the American Alliance of Museums or other museum service organizations. Learn more WEBINAR: DIRECT-RESPONSE APPEALS THAT WORK – JULY 20 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to share real-world examples of successful fundraising campaigns, which will include integrating print and digital efforts, samples of traditional and email direct-response appeals, and a schedule for working with direct-mail companies. Learn more WEBINAR: INTERPRETING ANNIVERSARIES AND MILESTONES AT MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES – AUGUST 8 This webinar will provide a wealth of ideas to jump start your anniversary planning. Learn from what others have already accomplished in their own communities. This webinar will discuss why people are drawn to celebrating and commemorating anniversaries in their own lives and in their communities, as well as the institutional benefits of planning this type of programming. Learn more


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