Announcing a Limited Museum Opening in April 2021!

The Board of the Cambria Historical Society is happy to announce that our museum is opening by reservation only for groups of six or less. Masks will be required for this docent led tour, and all Covid-19 safety measures will be followed. Our Museum is now open 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No reservations are needed. If you would like a small group tour in our garden contact Consuelo Macedo at 805–748-8651.


Welcome to the Cambria Historical Society website. Cambria's history reflects the fascinating story of the American West. It's full of tales about the lives of cowboys, miners, merchants and more. Our website is a place to share many of the priceless stories and photos we have collected over the years from Cambria pioneer families. We're happy to make their inspiring recollections available online for you to enjoy any time you choose. And, we will add to them periodically, so keep coming back for more.

Visit The Virtual Cambria Museum

Visit The Museum Sharing Cambria's heritage is an important mission of the Cambria Historical Society. For one thing, that heritage belongs to you. With help from the community and visitors to Cambria, we purchased and restored the Guthrie-Bianchini House as Cambria's museum of history for everyone, young and old, to explore and enjoy. Come in and meet the pioneers who have inspired us with the tenacity and energy that reflects America's heritage and values. Our docents and exhibits will take you on a fascinating journey. The Cambria Historical Museum is located in the heart of Cambria's East Village at 2251 Center Street, so come and relax in our garden. Take A Virtual Tour

Join Us

Become a MemberWith your help, we will continue to research and share the fascinating story of Cambria's past with future generations. Become a Family member for $30 per year or a Friend for $100 per year. Or sponsor the Cambria Historical Society as a business member. We are partners in our appreciation for this wonderful timeless village we call Cambria.

Santa Rosa Schoolhouse Project

Cambria Historical Society was gifted ownership of the historically significant Santa Rosa Schoolhouse in 2018 with the intention that it be relocated and restored to serve the public as a museum showcasing its original use. With the invaluable support of the community and the local services district, the Society did move the schoolhouse in 2019 to its new location on Main Street at Santa Rosa Creek Road near the eastern entrance to town. Fundraising and restoration continue with the goal of opening to the public in August 2021.

Join us and contribute to the project!

Create a Memorial with Pickets and Bricks

Commemorate someone special with the purchase of a personalized picket or brick at the Cambria Historical Museum. Their names will go down in history – engraved on hand-crafted pickets bordering the museum on Burton Drive and Center Street and carved on the red brick walkways in the gardens. Donate a picket or brick online, stop by the museum or call (805) 927-2891 for details.

John Brannon