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A careful study of the past helps us better understand the present. History as an academic and professional discipline continually looks for the best ways to help us understand times, people, and places very different from our own.

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DACA Meeting JAN 2017


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The CSUDH Department of History is proud to share the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum's upcoming DOCENT TRAINING schedule for 2017!

Join the Dominguez Rancho and become a critical part of an organization that is dedicated in preserving and increasing awareness of the Dominguez family, homestead adobe, and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. The 5-week training will give you all the tools you need to educate the public on early California history.

We are seeking for enthusiastic individuals to serve as docents for at least 1 day a month.

Remember to contact our friend, Chantal Ochoa (CSUDH alumna), for details!  She can be reached via email: chantal.ochoa@dominguezrancho.org

Good luck!

DRAM Docent 2017 Schedule



 Spring 2017 Financial Aid Update


The History Club's Winter Holiday Food Drive will conclude this Friday, December 9th, 2016.  Please note that we are also accepting feminine hygiene products which will be donated to the Women's Resource Center.  

Please stop by the Department of History's office to drop-off any of the following items:

  • Canned meals in pop-up lids (stew, chili, soup, and Chef Boyardee)
  • Canned meat in pop-up lids (Spam, tuna, chicken, and pork) 
  • Individual snacks (granola bars, crackers, cereal bars, and cereal in single servings)
  • Healthy snack options (raisins, apricots, applesauce, cranberries, and nuts)
  • Cup-of-Noodle (not packets)
  • Juice in single serving boxes
  • Canned fruit in pop-up lids
  • Recyclable bags and Ziploc bags
  • Razors (Ladies)
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Tampons
  • Diapers
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

Thank you for your contributions.




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