The Mormon Battalion Historic Site of San Diego has been selected to receive the California Historian of the Year Commercial Award.
The Commercial Award is one of seven categories to be presented at the annual meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies.
Founded in 1954, the Conference of California Historical Societies is a federation of historical societies, museums, libraries and other history-oriented groups and individuals. CCHS helps historians and others who are interested in California history, to connect and share information, joining efforts to preserve records, artifacts, sites and buildings. CCHS also helps local societies and small museums with management, acquisition, preservation and restoration techniques.
This award of merit will be presented at the annual meeting of the Conference of California Historical Societies on Saturday, June 21 at the Doubletree Hotel, 2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Established in 2009, the Mormon Battalion Historic Site is a newly restored facility with modern interactive displays, hands on activities and entertaining presentations that are enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Patrons relive the trials and accomplishments of the Mormon Battalion through the journals of this often forgotten military unit that was a major contributor to California history and the expansion of the western United States. This site was built in the hopes that their story will inspire all who visit and serve as a reminder of all those who have sacrificed much in order that we may benefit.