December 2018

A Fabulous Forties Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 9, 2018 from  1 pm - 4 pm  at Kearney Mansion Museum

It's December 1945 and the war is over. The boys & girls have come home and it's time to have a little Christmas fun! Turn back the clock for an afternoon of dancing with Fresno Swing Dance. They will be accompanied by live music from The Junior Mints, a quartet from the popular swing band the After Dinner Mints. Enjoy swingin' hits and holiday favorites while sipping hot Kearney Punch or champagne and savoring delicious  appetizers at the beautifully decorated Kearney Mansion. Bid on our silent auction of holiday desserts. Take a treat home or give as a gift. Fabulous Forties attire encouraged, but not required.   

$20 adults/$25 day of event
$16 seniors/students/$20 day of event
$10 children/$12 day of event
Members: Free

Note: $5 per car entrance fee to Kearney Park waived for reception.

Click HERE to purchase tickets or call  (559) 441-0862.

All proceeds benefit Kearney Mansion Museum and help underwrite the programs of the  Fresno Historical Society.

Christmas at Kearney Tours

Celebrate Christmas at Kearney Mansion Museum!

Enjoy Kearney Mansion decorated for the holidays. Shop for gifts reminiscent of Christmas past in the Kearney Mansion Museum Store.  Christmas at Kearney public tours are offered December 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2018.  Tours begin at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.

$10 adults
$8 seniors/students
$6 children, Members free
Note: $5 per car entrance fee to Kearney Park

*Subject to tour guide availability; please call (559) 441-0862 or check our website to verify hours.

Thank you to our sponsors 
California Bank & Trust and Fresno Philharmonic!
Additional sponsorship opportunities available. Please call  (559) 441-0862 for more information.

From the Archives

Give a gift of a historic photograph from the Fresno Historical Society this holiday season!

Looking for a unique gift? Our archives house a variety of photographs of Fresno scenes, people and activities to charm your history-loving friends and family, like this image of Courthouse Park, circa 1890. We sell digital copies of our historic photographs at reasonable rates, which help support the Society. 

Contact us by December 14! Click HERE for more information. 

Give the gift of local history!

Share your love of local history this holiday season!

Give a gift membership to the Fresno Historical Society. Your loved ones will enjoy receiving this fun and personalized gift that helps to preserve and share Fresno County history. When you give a gift membership now, your friend or family member will be welcomed into the Society's membership family of dedicated individuals committed to central San Joaquin Valley history.

As a Society member, your gift recipient will receive all the benefits of an individual or family membership. Not only does this unique gift idea help preserve local Fresno County history, but also membership benefits and discounts will be enjoyed by your loved ones throughout the whole year. 

Benefits include: 
  • Annual admission to Kearney Mansion Museum, including a special invitation to our members' Christmas reception
  • Subscriptions to the Fresno Past & Present journal and online newsletter, The Grapevine 
  • Discounted admission to most Society events
  • Time Travelers reciprocal benefits at nearly 300 historical museums nationwide
  • 20% discount on all purchases in the Kearney Mansion Museum Store 
Click HERE for more information on our great membership packages. 

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