The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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Summer Program

Preserving Your Family History: The Basics of Archival Care

Westminster Presbyterian Church - 50 E. Santa Ave. Ave, Fresno

Thursday, July 20, 7:00 pm

$5 members/$8 non-members       Tickets


"Christmas at Kearney"

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Kearney Mansion decorated for the holidays or shop for gifts in the Kearney Mansion Museum Store. Special tours are offered in December.



Civil War Revisited

Thousands of visitors gather each year in California’s Central Valley for an opportunity to experience a bit of mid-nineteenth century American history. The Civil War Revisited is one of the largest annual Civil War reenactments in the Western United States.


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