Therese Melbar

donated via 2019-03-18 12:52:15 -0700

commented on Spring Meet-up 2019-03-15 14:22:55 -0700 · Flag
CCHS has scheduled a tour for us after hearing from a number of members that the International Printing Museum would make for an enjoyable destination. Great idea! Thank you.

commented on Winter 2019 Workshop 2019-01-14 12:53:03 -0800 · Flag
This is an opportunity for both members and nonmembers to receive Oral History training from an expert in this field. We will cover the interview process, legal issues of ownership, forms, field notes, preparations and storage. Attendees will be provided with a full set of handouts which will benefit any organization or individual who may want to record oral histories of their families or members of their historical group.

commented on Annual Meetings 2018-02-20 14:21:44 -0800 · Flag
Every workshop I have attended through CCHS has given me valuable training for running local historical societies and small museums. By learning how to engage the public in our operations, we can grow attract new members. It is so energizing to meet members from other historical societies, and be inspired! I am looking forward to attending the Annual Meeting.

donated via 2019-02-21 14:37:32 -0800

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CCHS helps historians, and others who are interested in California history, to connect and share information -- joining efforts to preserve records, artifacts, sites and buildings, throughout the state of California. CCHS also helps local societies and small museums learn about and put into practice the most effective management, acquisition, preservation and restoration techniques. We invite you to be a part of this mission. Make a contribution, get involved, make a change.

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donated via 2017-10-24 07:28:47 -0700

commented on May 2017 Newsletter 2017-05-09 09:26:30 -0700 · Flag
I attended the March workshop in City of Industry and several of these topics were addressed. The notes from the speakers are posted in the Knowledge Base area, including some very useful diagrams. The sections on Embracing Millennials and Community Partnerships were both very informative, and addressed some of these concerns about the next generation and working together for groups who can benefit on presenting shared events. The segment presented by Ben Wirick on communicating to individuals who are at different levels of involvement will be very helpful in attracting and retaining members. I’m looking forward to the June meeting, and am truly appreciative of CCHS and the educational opportunities that you present to the members.

commented on Workshops 2017-03-28 16:38:55 -0700 · Flag
CCHS events are always worthwhile to attend. The subjects covered were areas that will benefit historical societies and museums. Thank you to the speakers for sharing your knowledge and answering questions. I learned something from each one of you that will be useful for our groups. I’m already making plans to meet up at the Annual Meeting in June!

commented on Volunteer Management - Mission Driven Volunteering 2017-03-06 10:13:52 -0800 · Flag
I find that the information I receive from CCHS on best practices for organizations helps me to be a viable member of the historical societies I belong to. When decisions are based upon knowledge, and not the “we have always done it this way” mentality, success is more easily achieved. Understanding why individuals volunteer, and what drives them will help with volunteer recruitment and retention. Thank you very much for this article.

donated 2017-03-06 16:31:06 -0800

commented on Membership 2017-01-26 15:54:32 -0800 · Flag
Hi Tessa, Lifetime membership is located through the Individuals tab.

commented on RVP Program 2017-01-25 16:35:35 -0800 · Flag
I recently attend the CCHS RVP training in Claremont, CA, with a group of dedicated individuals. It was a terrific experience and I am looking forward to meeting member groups in my assigned region and sharing with them how rewarding it has been to be involved with CCHS. Thank you Cim!

commented on January 2017 Newsletter 2017-01-17 12:14:23 -0800 · Flag
It’s not too late to sign up for the Museum Studies courses. The initial class on Museums 101 is scheduled to start in February.

commented on In the News 2016-11-30 13:57:11 -0800 · Flag
Thank you for providing information about the Museum Studies Program. I emailed JFKU and they sent me a link to register. The first session starts on Jan. 2nd. I’m really looking forward to my first class.

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Grant Support

$2,000.00 raised
GOAL: $2,000.00



For the first time, thanks to our members and partner organizations such as CAM- California Association of Museums, 2016 will see grants awarded to cultural and historical institutions from funds raised by the sale of Snoopy license plates. Soon, this grant will become an annual occurrence, and we need as much funding as possible to go to historical societies. 

CCHS’s vision is that we will be able to hire a grant consultant who can advise our member historical societies on their grant.  We would not write it, but we will teach you how to make the grant stronger, more competitive and fundable.  We hope to raise enough funds for this service to become a benefit of membership at no additional cost.

With your support, this vision can succeed.

Therese Melbar
Regional Vice President for Region 22

MY GOAL: $100.00
$975.00 RAISED