The FCHA was organized in 1964 and incorporated as a charitable organization in 1991. The organization is governed by nine board of directors, with 3 year expiring terms, and seven voting officers as well as one non-voting officer and an executive director. These directors and officers hold many committee responsibilities from Educational Outreach to Exhibit coordination. Goals and objectives and stated By-Laws are reviewed annually.
The association maintains four museum-style properties and an accessions center. We also maintain the Dupree Park Nature Trail.