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Mapping a Changing California: Selections from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
Featured Exhibition

Mapping a Changing California: Selections from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

On view through March 11, 2023

This new exhibition explores the diverse and at times difficult stories of California’s growth and development with a special focus on some of today’s most important topics: environmental change, real estate and gentrification, and tourism.

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Diseno del Sanjon de Santa Rita, circa 1841

Mapping a Changing California: Selections from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Maps can inform, bring people to new areas, and help save places. Mapping a Changing California considers the diverse and at times difficult stories of California's growth and development through maps dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

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Online Exhibitions

Venutra County

California Counties: 150+ Years Documenting California History

The California Historical Society has been collecting and sharing stories from throughout the state for more than 150 years. We strive to gather and preserve the extraordinarily diverse stories from throughout the state. It is with this in mind that staff scoured our archives to find images from each of California’s fifty-eight counties to feature in this online gallery.

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Tell Your Story—California in the Time of COVID-19

Selections from the Tell Your Story Project

Tell Your Story—California in the Time of COVID-19 is an online project to document the personal experiences of people across the state as they face a historic crisis. View a selection of these stories and pictures.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

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