The History Department wanted you to know that the 31st Annual Conference of the California Council for the Promotion of History will be October 20-22 in Riverside, California.
CCPH will convene at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California. The intimate setting and unique story of this wonderfully eclectic hotel provides the perfect venue for our 2011 annual conference. Beginning with the Native Americans, the desert regions of Southern California have proved fertile ground for the various and often opposing forces that shaped California. Indians, soldiers, miners, ranchers, railroaders, and farmers found purchase here, along with the health-seekers and colony founders. As this motley crew jostled for resources and influence, they were joined in the new century by the fame seekers of Hollywood, immigrants from near and far, and the science and industry of the military and high technology ventures.
The CCPH provides leadership through a broad range of efforts and has been the leading statewide advocate for California history, and an effective networking for all California's public historians both professional and avocational.