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.


Monthly Meeting

May 8 , 2014:
The Archaeological and Cultural History of Orange County
Speaker: Jeannine Pedersen


Followup on
Recent OCHS Activities

Calico Trip photos and videos

Blue Light Mine History Hike photos


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


Past Meetings & Events

List of Past Meetings and Events
from 1919 to 2014


Student Essays on O.C. History

Whether it's an essay about your family's history in Orange County,
or your own research on a topic pertaining to O.C. history,
we are seeking high school and college student essays
to present one winner with a cash award,
publication in our annual journal,
and tickets to our annual dinner.

Application form:
fill out online, save, download, and email


Jim Sleeper's
Orange County Almanac of Historical Oddities

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