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 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. New Museum Hours: Friday — Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tour our historic home, learn from our exhibits and relax in our garden. The museum, and Cambria's history, is yours to enjoy.

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.

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.

The Berry/Corbet/Atencio clan in front of their pickets.