Associations And Institutional Memberships
Bay Area History Alliance
CHSM is a founding member of the association of Bay Area Historical Societies and Museums. BAHA has be very helpful in providing training for our volunteers and staff. Behind the scenes tour of other museums, presentations and discussions of museum operations, and networking between the people who make local history museums work has assisted CHSM, being one of the smallest museums in the area, in making more out of a smaller pool of resources.
California Association Of Museums
CAM brings together the individuals and institutions of the California museum community to further education and training, foster development, and provide support for museums and their staff.
Conference Of California Historical Societies (CCHS)
CCHS was founded in 1954 as a federation of historical societies, museums, libraries, and other history-oriented groups and individuals. It helps historians, and others who are interested in California history, to connect and share information—joining efforts to preserve records, artifacts, sites, and buildings, throughout the State. CCHS also helps local societies and small museums learn about and put into practice the most effective management, acquisition, preservation, and restoration techniques.
Reciprocal Organization Of Associated Museums (ROAM)
ROAM is a network of museums in North America and beyond who extend the benefit of reciprocal free admission to one another’s members (as determined by each museum individually).
The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association®
The NARM network is a mosaic of 1,178 art museums and galleries, historical museums and societies, botanical gardens, children’s museums, zoos and more. When you sign up with your favorite participating NARM institution (like CHSM)you can receive reciprocal membership benefits across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, El Salvador and Mexico.
American Alliance Of Museums
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is an organization representing the entire museum field, from art and history museums to science centers and zoos. Since 1906, we have been championing museums through advocacy and providing museum professionals with the resources, knowledge, inspiration, and connections they need to move the field forward. Our Alliance of 35,000 museums and museum professionals seeks to better our communities, and our world, through collaborative human-centered experiences, education, and connection to histories, cultures, the natural world, and one another.
President's Volunteer Service Awards
We are a certifying organization with the PVSA. In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.