A Brief History: The Siskiyou County Historical Society officially began in October of 1945 as a result of an interest in placing historical markers on various sites throughout Siskiyou County. In a short time this led to the organization of a historical society with the moral, but not financial support of the board of supervisors. The first official member, at his own request, was Senator Randolph Collier who contributed $10 for membership dues. Subsequently, a constitution and by-laws were adopted, officers elected November 1945, and the society was off to an energetic start, embarking on a relentless campaign to document and preserve the history of the county for future generations.
Our Goals: The society's goals are intertwined with the Siskiyou County Museum, since establishing a museum was a major accomplishment of the society in cooperation with the board of supervisors who allocated money for the construction of a museum building in 1949. Both the society and museum are dedicated to the purpose of collecting, preserving, and disseminating Siskiyou County history.
Please join us: It is our desire that you find information on these pages that will educate, enlighten, and even delight you! We look forward to any visit, research or library requests, purchasing at our gift shop, and taking a peek at what we have to offer! Please consider joining the Siskiyou County Historical Society, whether you live near or far, and help preserve our fascinating history. Whatever links you may have to Siskiyou County you will find amazing history in this diverse and culturally rich area!
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