2018 – Temecula Meeting

coh_temecula January 20, 2018 10 am

Rebecca Farnbach, President of the Temecula Valley Historical Society, has confirmed that the TVHS will host the January 20, 2018 Congress of History Board Meeting. The Vail Ranch Restoration Association which operates the Wolf Barn will provide the location.
Temecula Valley Historical Society members will be on site to interpret museum displays and to show the restored Vail Ranch Headquarters buildings which were officially dedicated in July 2016.
For directions use Vail Headquarters, Temecula, CA as the destination.
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Thank you from COH

Happy Thanksgiving

COH wishes Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to extend our thanks to the Santee Historical Society for being such wonderful hosts. We had a great turnout with much of the conversation focusing on our upcoming conference in March.

The COH Wishes all a wonderful holiday season and stay tuned for more info on the upcoming conference.

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Next Meeting: Santee Historical

Join us November 18 at 10 am as we visit the Edgemoor Farm Dairy Barn which is home to the Santee Historical Society. ( link to website )

When: November 18 at 10 am
Where: 9200 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee CA 92129
Phone: (619) 224-2024

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Special Event

building_logo_newJoin Congress of History and the San Diego History Center for this event Saturday September 23 2017 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Building to the next level is a forum for local history groups in which speakers will share expertise with interaction from the audience.

Tickets are $15

More info: link to SD History Website

Come join us.

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Thank you California Surf Museum

The Congress of History would like to thank Jane Schmauss, historian for the California Surf Museum ( link ), for hosting our meeting and for the guided tour of Surfing Viet Nam. We encourage others to visit this incredible exhibit.


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Reminder: Meeting Saturday

Just a note to remind all we will be meeting this Saturday 10 am at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside.
Come join us  ( link to website )
When: September 16 2017 at 10 am
Where: 312 Pier View Way – Oceanside CA 92054
Phone: (760) 721-6876


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Richard Schulte on Los Peñasquitos

Excellent piece about  one of our member organizations by Richard Schulte ( link to site and article ).

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.


The second oldest residence in San Diego County can be found inside Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. The adobe ranch house was built in 1823 by Captain Francisco María Ruiz, who was Commandante of San Diego’s presidio. He built two small adobe buildings on Rancho Santa Maria de Los Peñasquitos, his large 8,486-acre Mexican land grant north of the Presidio and Mission San Diego de Alcalá. It was first land grant made by the Mexican government in this area, just two years after Mexico became independent from Spain ( more )

For more information about the park via their official website ( go here )

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