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Walnut Creek Historical Society

Founded in 1967 by members of the Walnut Creek Women’s Club, the Walnut Creek Historical Society (WCHS) works with the community and the City of Walnut Creek to “collect, preserve and interpret the history and heritage of the Walnut Creek area.”

Among its varied activities, WCHS operates and maintains the Shadelands Ranch Museum, supports local history programs for area schools, sponsors tours of downtown heritage sites, and maintains a rotating exhibit at the downtown Walnut Creek Library.

Community Support Welcome!

WCHS welcomes your support and participation.

Memberships are available for individuals, families, students, and businesses. Learn how you can become a member.

WCHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and accepts monetary and in-kind donations, which are tax deductible up to the limits of the law. Learn how to make a donation.

The Historical Society is always looking for volunteers to provide tours, lead programs, and help with office work or special events. Check out our volunteer opportunities.