Legends of California


At its annual Legends of California gala, the California Historical Society recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made legendary contributions to the advancement of California and America. Proceeds from the Legends of California gala go directly to support the stewardship of one of the most extensive and complete collections on California’s diverse heritage.

Nancy Pelosi

Legends of California 2012

Honoree: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Celebrating Pioneering Women in Politics & the California League of Women Voters Collections at CHS
7 August 2012
California Historical Society, San Francisco
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Traitorous Eight

Legends of California 2010-11

Honoree: The Traitorous Eight – The Founders of Silicon Valley
Julius Blank, Victor Grinich, Jean Hoerni, Eugene Kleiner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, and C. Sheldon Roberts.
Celebrating California's Legendary Spirit of Innovation
10 May 2011
The St. Regis San Francisco
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Legends of California 2009

Honoree: Carlos Santana
A Celebration of Gaspar de Portolá & the original 1909 Portolá Festival
2 May 2009
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
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