The Cambria Historical Society (CHS) is pleased to report that the Donor Plaque in recognition of the initial 55 major contributors to the 1881 Schoolhouse Reconstruction Project is nearing completion.  The reconstructed schoolhouse will be dedicated to honor Phoebe Apperson Hearst, co-founder of the nationwide Parent Teachers Association.

     To illustrate the progress in fundraising for the project over the past two years, the CHS has installed a donation “thermometer “on the Main Street site where signage faces Santa Rosa Creek Road.  The CHS is looking for another 50 angels to get the schoolhouse completed and routinely functioning.  Of course, every project of this type requires time, as well as money. The rebuilding and opening the Cambria Historical Museum took seven years, during which the Guthrie Bianchini House stood on stilts when funds were depleted.

      The Cambria Historical Museum is open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday but because of uncertainty about Covid procedures, the adjacent Moure Resource Center is accessible only by appointment.  For an appointment, please call Melody Coe (805-448-5652).

For more information, please visit the CHS website at: cambriahistorical.com.