About Us – Conference of California Historical Societies

CCHS Mission Statement: The Conference of California Historical Societies was formed in 1953 as a means to bring together the many historical societies and museums throughout the State to share their common needs and expertise, and to bind them together in the interest of history in California.  Members have endeavored to find the ways of helping and informing each other of the problems that often can be better solved by group efforts – we learn from each other!

Awards of Merit in seven categories are presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies each June. These awards recognize outstanding accomplishments of individuals and organizations serving the interests of CCHS.

2001 – Merit Award Maggie Skinner Maggie Skinner
2001 Winner – Maggie Skinner
2004 – Preservation Award Margaret DePriester Margaret DePriester
2004 Winner – Margaret DePriester
2006 – Individual Award Les Krames Les Krames
2006 Winner – Les Krames
2009 – Preservation Award Elsie Mastick Elsie Mastick
2009 Winner – Elsie Mastick
2011 – Individual Award Ron Louis Pam Williams, Ron Louis, Carole Lucas
2011 Winners – Pam Williams, Ron Louis, Carole Lucas
2011 – Preservation Award Carole Lucas
2011 – Author/Scholastic Pam Williams
2013 – Individual Award Susan Sperry Susan Sperry
2013 Winner – Susan Sperry
2013 – Author/Scholastic Maria Rieger Maria Rieger
2013 Winner – Maria Rieger
2015 – Individual Award Bill and Colleen Lund Bill and Colleen Lund
2015 Winner – Bill and Colleen Lund
2015 – Individual Award Bonnie Krames Bonnie Krames
2015 Winner – Bonnie Krames
2017 – Author/Scholastic Susan Skilton Susan Skilton
2017 Winner – Susan Skilton
2017 – Individual Award Pat Williams Pat Williams
2017 Winner – Pat Williams
2017 – Individual Award Marguerite Harrell Marguerite Harrell
2017 Winner – Marguerite Harrell