The mission of the Historical Society and Museum of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is to identify, collect, preserve, document, exhibit, and interpret material evidence and information of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The purpose of the organization is to promote pride and loyalty in its employees, maintain its traditions of service, and preserving the organization's history for the benefit and education of CDFFP employees and the people of the State of California.
In 2001, a group of retired California Department of Forestry employees formed the Historical Society and Museum and became the Board of Directors:
- Jarrel B. Glover, Museum Manager
- Jan Newman, Assistant Museum Manager
- Fred Schmidt, Secretary
- Don Holt, Treasurer
- Steve Huntington, Director
- Kim Pennington, Director
- Stephanie Regis, Director
- Craig Williams, Director
Together, the Board of Directors represents over 200 years of service and experience with CDFFP.