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California Historical Society

The California Historical Society is the state's official historical society since 1979. A privately funded nonprofit organization, it was formerly located at 678 Mission Street at the corner of Annie Street in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California; the society changed in 2020 to a mixture of online and traveling exhibitions. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
California Historical Society has hosted 25 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1999 Speech. The year with the most events was 2021 with four events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2015 with an average of 3,064 views per video. Most appearances with Anthea M. Hartig (5), Patty Pforte (5), Frances Kaplan (3). Most common tags: California, U.S. History, Culture.

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    Communists in Closets

    Author Bettina Aptheker talked about how closeted homosexuals shaped the Communist Party and influenced other social…

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    The Murders that Made Us

    Author Bob Calhoun looked at 170 years of San Francisco’s history through the crimes that marked each era. The California…

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    Preserving Los Angeles

    Author Ken Bernstein and photographer Stephen Schafer talked about their book, Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can…

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    West of Jim Crow

    Lynn Hudson talked about her book, West of Jim Crow: The Fight Against California’s Color Line. She described African…

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