For more than 15 years, the Museum has hosted students from pre-kinder through grade three with docent-led activities, following California State Framework guidelines. The Education Committee applied for grants which allowed CHS to acquire artifacts and new materials in 2017 to expand interactive activities for students on tour and at major events. It will be a long realized dream when they are utilized at the 1881 Schoolhouse.
WE CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY LEGACY
After acquiring the Guthrie Bianchini property, fundraising began in earnest to supplement grants. The enthusiastic volunteers established Heritage Day, which was held variously at Robin’s Restaurant, Squibb House, Bucket of Blood, and at historic Phelan Grove up Bridge Street until events could be held on site after construction was completed in 2008. Since then, the major fundraiser became the Fall Harvest Festival, and Heritage Day was reserved for displays and demonstrations of all things old fashioned, including a “shotgun wedding”.
Besides a variety of food purveyors and fantastic local musicians to benefit the Scholarship Program, the Harvest Festival featured the Pie Tasting Contest to benefit the Heirloom Gardens. Sponsored by Robin’s Restaurant and The Cambrian News‘ Culinary Corner, home bakers provided tasters with a variety of delicious pies
SPEAKER SERIES COMMENCES
The Historical Society welcomes a variety of interesting speakers to meet with our members and the general public in the Museum Parlor for an evening of hors d'oeuvre, wine, and conversation.
SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS' ANNUAL VISIT
The jolly couple arrives by fire truck during the town's Hospitality Night for photos with children and families. The evening begins the Holiday Season with spirit.