CPHS Logo 5.1Welcome to our newly redesigned web site.  We’re glad you’re here!

The Camp Pendleton Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and colorful history of the land that is now Camp Pendleton.  Our interests span the entire history of the region, to include prehistoric times, native American culture, the Spanish mission era, the rancho story, and finally, United States Marine Corps ownership since 1942.  We are especially proud of the work we have done to support various historical restoration projects and other historical programs aboard the Base, having raised and contributed $63,592 to date for these efforts.


RecklessCPHS Raises More Than $60,000 For SSgt Reckless Monument

Thanks to the generous support of so many CPHS Members and friends, we have raised more than $60,000 for the SSgt Reckless Monument to be placed aboard Camp Pendleton.  However, it’s still not too late to contribute to the campaign.  You can still join the campaign and contribute by sending a check or donating via PayPal.  Check our Projects page for details on donations.

cropped-CPHS-Pin-1.jpgMembership News
Thanks to our existing members for their membership renewal as well as welcome to our new members who have joined the Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS).

It’s great to have you as part of the team!

Jean Adkins
Richard Althouse
Norman C. Haven
LtCol Charles Kershaw, USMC (Ret)
Jerry and Marcia Lasher
Tom Morton
Joseph and Catherine O’Brien
Michael and Mary O’Donnell
Gordon Romine
Betty Toth
Robert Warrick

CPHS.10.2.FrontPageThe latest issue of the CPHS Groundbreaker newsletter has been published and distributed to all CPHS Members.

Current members with an email address on file should have received it already; those members without an email address will receive the newsletter via postal mail by April 30, 2016.

This particular issue is twice the size of our typical quarterly newsletter; it’s filled with lots of detailed information on the various projects that your CPHS is currently working on.