Welcome to CCHS' 63rd Annual Meeting!  

This year's meeting will be hosted at the Best Western Plus Orchid Hotel & Suites in Roseville, CA.

Historical societies play a vital role in preserving the records of the past.  Through limited funding and the tireless efforts of volunteers, they keep the story of the surrounding communities alive.  CCHS helps connect 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.  Whether you're interested in celebrating California's history or strengthening your ability to preserve it, our Annual Meeting has something exciting for you.

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Whether you're interested in the nuts and bolts of helping your organization run more efficiently, finding out about other historical organizations' programs and how they make their programs great, or just love California history - there will be something for everyone!

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Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Plus Orchid Hotel & Suites
(916) 784-2222
130 N Sunrise Ave, Roseville, CA 95661

Please mention CCHS to receive this special group rate!
Price: $99/night + tax
Reservation Deadline: June 7th

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    Speaker Bios


    Christina Richter

    Christina has served as the President of the Roseville Historical Society since 2014, where she works to ensure that fundraising goals are met and all programming is on track to best serve the community. She also makes sure that museum exhibitions and archives are continuously improved to be consistent with museum best practices. In the past, Christina has worked as a marketing consultant and was the executive director of the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also a personal historian, and has published a book entitled Walk With Me, I Want to Tell You Something.

    Session: Marketing & Social Media
    Friday, June 23, 9:00 a.m.


    Ralph Gibson

    Ralph Gibson has served as the Museums Administrator for Placer County Museums since 2014, though he has served in a wide array of museum roles. He has previously worked as a program manager, curator of education, museum curator and special collections assistant. Ralph holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology - Archaeology and Museum Studies from New Mexico State University. 


    Session: Development of Local Museums & Utilization of Volunteers
    Friday, June 23, 9 a.m.


    Mark Murphy

    Mark Murphy currently serves as the Director of the Maidu Museum and Historic Site. In the past several years, the museum has grown with the addition of a new permanent museum building. The 30-acre site features a full museum, grinding stones, petroglyphs and indigenous plants and animals. The museum now serves over 3,000 students per month and can accommodate bus tours. Mark has been instrumental in the establishment of the successful Heritage Trail, which features 24 Placer County Museums.

    Session: Maidu Indian Museum/Indigenous People of Roseville
    Friday, June 23, 10:30am



    Speaker bio coming soon! 


    Session: Organizational Development
    Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.


    Matías Bombal

    CCHS is delighted to announce that Matías Bombal will be our Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Annual Meeting. The noted California showman, broadcaster and former movie palace manager, Matías Bombal is known for his love of cinema from its beginning to the arrival of wide-screen films. This gives him a most interesting perspective on reviewing the current releases from either the major studios or independent producers. Matías Bombal writes about movies for the weekly West Sacramento News-Ledger. He also writes for four area editions of Valley Community Newspapers, has a weekly written column of movie reviews online at Sacramento NewsCastic, is a member of The Sacramento Press Club, Valley Broadcast Legends, and presents movie classics at The Crocker Art Museum. Mr. Bombal is heard on KAHI Radio, reviewing movies on "Poppoff" twice on Fridays every week.

    Session: Keynote
    Friday, June 24, 12:00 p.m. 

    *Speakers are subject to change. 
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