About Our Organization
Established in 1850
The Society of California Pioneers is a not-for-profit historical society dedicated to advancing the knowledge and appreciation of early California history for the benefit of present and future audiences of all ages.
Our members are all direct descendants of anyone who was in California prior to December 31, 1849 at midnight. We have members all over the United States and the world. We proudly share our unique collection of California history with the public through the internet, our research library, our museum exhibitions, and our programs.
We encourage the public to use critical thinking skills to actively engage with and address contemporary issues and to value history for its relevance to modern life.