Education for Youth
The Tulare County Historical Society (TCHS) strongly encourages the youth of Tulare County to take an interest in history—especially local history. We believe the study of history is not only necessary and worthwhile to be good citizens, but we also believe it can be fun.
One way for youth to be involved in history is through National History Day—Tulare County, administered by the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE). TCHS is an annual sponsor for the event, providing financial scholarships to students and judges for the competition.
Stan Barnes Memorial Scholarship – $500: A Winter War: Soviet Invasion of Finland – Ceceli Vega (Dinuba HS)
Madeline Franz History Day Scholarship – $500: A Declaration, A Promise – Julissa Lopez (Dinuba HS)
TCHS 2018 Scholarship – $250: Cuban Missile Crisis – Ava Anez (Sequoia Union)
Leadership Scholarship – $250 ($83.33 each): Women in Military: Women Warriors – Dayana Chavez, Wendy Garcia and Andrea Parra (Dinuba GATE)
Freedom Scholarship – $250: Behind Closed Doors, The Marjoree Mason Center – Alison Meza (Dinuba HS)
Victory Scholarship – $250: The Conflict and Compromise Between the Agriculture Industry and the United Farmworkers – Eric Chavez (Ridgeview MS)
The Department of Education always appreciates representatives of our Society being in attendance — and those who attend are the real winners!
For more information on this event please visit http://www.tcoe.org/HistoryDay/
Below are some photos from last year’s event, History Day February 14, 2020.
Tales From the Tomb is an event that the Tulare County Historical Society puts on annually in the month on October. On October 19, 2019 the event was held at the Visalia Cemetery and included presentations of the following characters: Dr. Fannie Seward Graham, Benjamin Franklin Harris, Jason Hillerson, and Edmond Wysinger.