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About Us

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation is to promote recognition of the contribution made by the men and women who came to California prior to 1869, with particular emphasis on the contributions of pioneers who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Encouraging research;
  • Producing and distributing educational materials;
  • Preserving and establishing monuments and historical sites;
  • Sponsoring and supporting commemorative events and activities.

As a 501 c(3) non-profit corporation, the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation enables donors to help us accomplish these worthy goals through tax deductible contributions.