Welcome to the Orange County Historical Society
The Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) is a non-profit group which collects, preserves and shares the history of Orange County, California for the benefit of its members and the general public. To navigate the OCHS Website, use the menus and links in the top and left panels, or click Site Map. Check back often to find the latest Society news.

Time To Renew Your Membership


If you haven't done so, please renew your membership in the OCHS. We depend on your membership and support to do so many of the great things we do – to preserve and celebrate the history of our great county. Go to “Become a Member to renew either online or by sending a check.   (Your latest newsletter mailing label will list your membership expiration date.)   If you have any questions on your membership (or on your renewal date), please contact our Guy Ball at membership@orangecountyhistory.org

Upcoming Events


Our membership events are on summer hiatus rightr now. The Orange County Historical Society's season kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Sherman Library and Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy, in Corona Del Mar. A social hour and optional potluck of appetizers and desserts will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by a great historical program at 7:30 pm.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Past Meetings & Events

List of Past Meetings and Events
from 1919 to 2015


Followup on
Recent OCHS Activities

Calico Trip photos and videos

Blue Light Mine History Hike photos


Orange Countiana I - IX


Jim Sleeper's
Orange County Almanac of Historical Oddities

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OCHS Seeks Home for Our Historical Collections

Contact us if you have any leads on
places we can rent or acquire to store
and work with our historical collections
to make them available to members
and public to view:
officespace @ orangecountyhistory.org