• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


USCA last won the day on December 27 2016

USCA had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About USCA

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  1. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and provide public access to the records and heritage of Contra Costa County. The Contra Costa County Historical Society's History Center is located at 724 Escobar St. in Martinez. Our normal hours of operation are: Tuesdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM From time to time, we may be open for special events, such as exhibit open houses, or if there is an event in downtown Martinez. View full record
  2. Here's your opportunity to be part of a great group. We have been around more than a century. Join us in the adventure of going through the sluice book of time. Discover those historical golden nuggets to pass on to future generations. Our purpose is to promote interest in the history of Placer County. We discover, collect and make accessible historical facts. We mark places of historical interest and sponsor the Placer County Museum. Keep checking back and explore as our website grows. We welcome suggestions and submissions. For as little as $10 a year you can join us. View full record
  3. The Society was founded to solicit, acquire, preserve and provide access to a collection of artifacts, historical paper, photos, ephemera and miscellany of Amador County history. Through newsletter, this web-site and other media it has and will encourage citizen support of historical preservation." The Amador County Historical Society (ACHS) was founded c1944 to gather and preserve the county's rich gold rush history since 1848. ACHS encouraged and persuaded county supervisors to acquire the old Brown family, 2-story home on Court House Hill from family heirs and established the Amador County Museum dedicated on June 18, 1949. The Society soon headquartered there and began gathering and collecting the historical paper, photos, ephemera and artifacts to preserve and display in the museum. In early years the Society operated the museum, and, when the county hired an on-site curator, ACHS held their meetings in another building on the grounds. Though the county owns both the building and collection, ACHS has always been involved or supportive of the museum and its collection. In June 2013, the ACHS officially took over the operation of the museum and mine model exhibit. With volunteer help, the museum is now open on a regular basis. The Society in the late 1970s and early 1980s led a campaign to preserve the old county hospital. In 2010 it helped preserve and acquired half interest in the Amador Central Railroad constructed in 1904. It has an office in downtown Jackson on Main Street. View full record
  4. The Mission of the Tuolumne County Historical Society shall be to discover, collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of Tuolumne County and the State of California. Established 1956 Tuolumne County Museum and History Research Center 158 Bradford St. Sonora, CA Sonora, CA 95370-4920 Museum Open 6 days a week M,T,W,Th,F, - 10am - 4pm Sat - 10am - 3:30pm View full record
  5. The Shasta Historical Society is committed to the education and enrichment of the community through our museums, research library, community events, and publications. This rich history is now available online in a searchable database, under research collections. The Shasta Historical Society would like to extend a warm welcome to our guests. Located in the heart of historic Redding, the Society was formed on January 18, 1930 for the original purpose of collecting interviews of then-living area pioneers. Over the years the organization’s mission evolved to better serve the community of Shasta County by actively working to promote and communicate local history. Today, the Shasta Historical Society serves as the largest non-university center for historical research in California north of Sacramento. The library and archives host more than 3,000 researchers, students, and teachers each year. In addition to maintaining the research library, the Shasta Historical Society is active in the local community, hosting various free events throughout the year including a monthly program and walking tour series. We also produce the annual publication, The Covered Wagon. Written by local authors and professional historians, the articles communicate stories about Shasta County’s history and its people to our local community. View full record
  6. The Tulare County Historical Society has been an active advocate for county history since 1944. Adolph Sweet was the first president. Our mission is to promote interest in the history of Tulare County and preserve the heritage of our area for future generations. The society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. View full record
  7. Our mission is to honor the people who came before us by rescuing, preserving, researching, and displaying the County’s rich history to ensure that its significance will be appreciated for generations to come. The El Dorado County Historical Society was founded in 1938 as a private non-profit organization. It is a volunteer group of generous and dedicated members of the community, who are active throughout El Dorado County. Since its incorporation, the financial strength of EDCHS has come first from its strong membership base and second from the annual donations received from its supporters. If you currently are not a member, please consider joining and continuing the legacy of 78 years of continuous service to the County. View full record
  8. The Alameda County Historical Society was founded in 1965 "to foster and encourage interest in the history of Alameda County; to publish and to aid in the publication of materials designed to preserve historical data and to increase the general knowledge of the history of the county; to provide opportunities for sociability among members of the Society; and to encourage coordination and cooperation with other history organizations." The principal activities of the Historical Society include: Publishing a quarterly newsletter. Hosting quarterly dinners with guest speakers on aspects of Alameda County history. Field trips to historically significant sites and communities in Alameda County, such as Mission San Jose, the USS Potomac, and Ardenwood Farm. Producing keepsake publications that are made available free to ACHS members. Keepsake booklets have included The Chinese Laborers of Lake Chabot and The Peraltas and Their Houses. Placing plaques at important Alameda County historic sites. ACHS plaques have been installed at several locations, including the Peralta houses in Oakland and San Leandro and at the Alameda County Courthouse. Assisting in the preservation of the Joaquin Miller Abbey, a National Historic Landmark located in the Oakland Hills. ACHS is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. View full record
  9. The Nevada County Historical Society had its beginning in the fall of 1944 after being inspired by Dr. Robert E. Burns, President of the College of the Pacific. Dr. Burns was interested in the preservation of the history of the Mother Lode and gold country, and he spoke to the Grass Valley Lions Club about organizing a county historical society. Soon afterwards another meeting was held for more people who were interested, after which a constitution and by-laws were adopted. The objective of the new organization as stated in its constitution was to preserve every source of Nevada County history. The new society began with 48 members, and dues were a dollar a year! Monthly programs were planned to entertain and educate members, and the committee chairmen and groups formed the foundation of the society by collecting, displaying, and preserving the memorabilia of the county. The Firehouse Museum in Nevada City, the Mining Museum in Grass Valley, and Searls Library in Nevada City were opened to locals and tourists alike. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum opened in Nevada City during May, 2003. View full record
  10. Statement of Mission of Butte County Historical Society (BCHS) Our mission is to preserve Butte County's rich and varied history, making it engaging and meaningful for all. Mission of the Museum and Archives The Museum helps meet the BCHS mission by making artifact collections available to the general public through exhibits which explain concepts and information about Butte County history--its people, places and events. The museum helps meet the BCHS mission through being open to the public, training docents to lead tours of the museum and by making back issues of the Diggen's and other publications about Butte County history available to the public. The Archives helps the BCHS mission by gathering, preserving and organizing artifact materials pertaining to Butte County history (documentary artifacts of all kinds, written materials, and artifacts) and organizing them for retrieval purposes through the development of catalogs, indices and finding aids. Documentary materials will be made available to researchers. View full record
  11. SCHS, Where Local History Comes Alive Since 1962, the Sonoma County Historical Society (SCHS) has been collecting, preserving and retelling Sonoma County's stories. From the quirky, clever and downright scandalous personalities who shaped our county to the places and events that bore witness to spectacular milestones in our past, the SCHS celebrates our heritage -- while enriching our future. View full record
  12. The Society is not involved in genealogy and does not provide information. The Yolo County Historical Society strives to preserve, protect, and acknowledge the diverse history of the county through education, communication, and advocacy. We invite you to explore the historical resources of Yolo County a sense of continuity with the lessons of the past the richness of the fabric that makes up our county's communities and traditions View full record
  13. A Brief History: The Siskiyou County Historical Society officially began in October of 1945 as a result of an interest in placing historical markers on various sites throughout Siskiyou County. In a short time this led to the organization of a historical society with the moral, but not financial support of the board of supervisors. The first official member, at his own request, was Senator Randolph Collier who contributed $10 for membership dues. Subsequently, a constitution and by-laws were adopted, officers elected November 1945, and the society was off to an energetic start, embarking on a relentless campaign to document and preserve the history of the county for future generations. Our Goals: The society's goals have been historically intertwined with the Siskiyou County Museum, since establishing a museum was a major accomplishment of the society in cooperation with the board of supervisors who allocated money for the construction of a museum building in 1949. The society is dedicated to the purpose of collecting, preserving, and disseminating Siskiyou County history. We invite you to join us and support the work of the Siskiyou County Historical Society! Our projects include publications, programs, historical marker placement, Outdoor Museum development and a variety of other related activities. Your generous support will help us to keep our museum open and pay our bills. Membership at all levels will guarantee that the members will receive the yearly limited publication of The Siskiyou Pioneer. Join now and be sure your copy is reserved for you! Due to budget restraints extra copies of the current publication may not be available, so join to insure to keep your collection up to date! View full record
  14. Mission Statement The Orange County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of Orange County, California, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region beyond. Vision Statement The Historical Society will be dedicated to acquiring and sharing knowledge of the history of Orange County, California with Society members and the community at large. In pursuit of this vision, OCHS will: Identify, collect, and preserve materials related to the history of Orange County with consideration for other areas of the State when appropriate. Encourage excellence in research, documentation, and the interpretation of such historical materials. Provide public access to historical materials in its collection. Promote discussion and discourse of historical subjects among its members and the community. The Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) is a non-profit group which collects, preserves and shares the history of Orange County, California for the benefit of its members and the general public. To navigate the OCHS Website, use the menus and links in the top and left panels, or click Site Map. Check back often to find the latest Society news. View full record
  15. Our mission is to discover, collect, preserve and present the documents, structures, artifacts and ideas pertaining to Del Norte County, and to provide suitable museums or homes for such items in order to maintain them as public educational resources. The Del Norte County Historical Society is staffed by volunteers and supported by the general membership through annual dues, contributions and special events. The general public supports the Society through their donations, admissions paid, research and reproduction fees paid and purchases made from our gift stores in both the Main Museum and at Battery Point Lighthouse. The Society also is supported by bequests and family donations made in honor of loved ones recognized in our ‘Book of Memories’. Members receive a quarterly publication of the Society called “Reflections.” Members also receive discounts in our gifts shop, free admission to both the Museum and Battery Point Lighthouse and special invitations to Society events and educational programs. We are a charitable, non-profit 501( c )3 organization. All contributions are greatly appreciated and tax deductible to the full extent allowed by IRS Codes. View full record