Press Room

Angela Wildman
Director of Communications

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News & Announcements

April 5, 2024: ‘Stories of Mexican California’ exhibit to debut at Tuolumne County Museum // The Union Democrat
April 3, 2024: Museum exhibit challenges myths, highlights real narratives of Mexican-era California // The Modesto Bee
January 28, 2024: The race against time to save San Francisco’s history // SFGate

July 14, 2023: Transition Update
March 1, 2023: Transition Announcement

September 1, 2022: California Historical Society Announces the Death of Executive Director & CEO Alicia L. Goehring
August 24, 2022: These historical maps didn’t just describe California. They created it. // The San Francisco Standard
August 11, 2022: Mapping a Changing California: Selections from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century Opens at the California Historical Society 
April 30, 2022: California Historical Society Marks the 140th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act by Opening Its Doors to All to Experience Its Chinese Pioneers Exhibition
March 13, 2022: The Photos Left Behind From the Chinese Exclusion Era // Hyperallergic
January 28, 2022: The Dark Purpose Behind a Town Constable’s Journal // The New Yorker
January 27, 2022: Chinese Pioneers: Power and Politics in Exclusion Era Photographs Opens Tomorrow
January 1, 2022: A New Year Message from Executive Director & CEO Alicia L. Goehring

2021 CHS Impact Report [PDF]

2020 CHS Year in Review [PDF]
October 30, 2020: California Historical Society Reopens with New Exhibition Featuring San Francisco Photographs by Minor White
July 19, 2020: California Historical Society to sell building and spread out statewide // SF Chronicle Datebook
July 15, 2020: California Historical Society Announces New Vision and Building Sale
January 8, 2020: An Archive Reveals a Troubling Picture of Late-19th-Century California // Hyperallergic

October 28, 2019: California Historical Society Opens New Exhibition Featuring Highlights From Its Permanent Collection
September 3, 2019: California Historical Society hires new director from Wisconsin // SF Chronicle Datebook
September 3, 2019: Alicia L. Goehring Named Executive Director & CEO of the California Historical Society
May 23, 2019: Three Bay Area Cultural Organizations Join Together to Celebrate Pride Month in June
February 26, 2019: California Historical Society Marks 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad With Two Concurrent Exhibitions Opening March 21st 

December 13, 2018: Anthea Hartig to leave California Historical Society for Smithsonian // SF Chronicle Datebook
December 13, 2018: Anthea M. Hartig of California Historical Society Named Director of National Museum of American History
December 5, 2018: CHS Names Susan D. Anderson Director of Library, Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs
November 23, 2018: How photos shaped history of San Francisco, Los Angeles // San Francisco Chronicle
October 16, 2018: California Historical Society Receives Critical Funding to Provide Public Access to Three Major Contemporary Collections

August 23, 2017: $5 Million State Grant to Help Transform K-12 History Education in California // Business Insider
August 10, 2017: $5 Million From State Will Transform K-12 History Education: ​UC Davis Plays Integral Role in Developing Curriculum // UC Davis
August 10, 2017: Grant will make historic records available to schools // SFGate
August 10, 2017: California Historical Society Announces $5 Million State Grant to Help Transform K-12 History Education