What’s New in the Barn
In 1962 Marilyn Sanders (1932-2108) and her husband Jim settled in Carmel Valley where they raised their family and were both very active in community affairs. Having had a long penchant for history, she wrote her history of Rosie’s Cracker Barrel in the 1990s and it became a best seller on the Peninsula.
Now for the first time you can download a full 56-page file of the Centennial Newspaper for your enjoyment. This rare issue contains many historical articles about Carmel Valley, such as: Ranching, Native Indians, noteworthy families, old schools, Valley Library service history, fire departments, churches, parks, and much more.
This year’s annual Christmas Party was another success. The Christmas Tree was trimmed by members Cherie Ohlson and Josh Scheid and several members pitched in with wine and finger food. We all look forward to this annual event to reacquaint with old friends!
Don’t miss our newest exhibit, coming soon: THE GEOLOGY OF CARMEL VALLEY. Plan to join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00pm and enjoy light bites & a beverage while you learn about this fascinating subject. This exhibit explores, in an interesting and understandable…
Please join us on Saturday, April 21st, for the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting & New Exhibit, “Rusticating in Carmel Valley: 1870s–1940s,” a story of the resorts, ranches and camps of the time period and the activities (wild & otherwise) that enticed people “to take in the rural environment.”
The Carmel River Watershed Conservancy sponsored this visit by the Tularcitos School 3rd graders and some parents on March 9th. Afterwards they were treated with a tour of the old San Clemente dam site.
This year's Party in the Village was enjoyed by all. A dinner by Jerome's Market and no-host bar by the Kiwanis was followed by dancing to music by Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints. A silent auction complemented the event with enthusiastic bidders hoping to take home...
Traveling Exhibit at the Carmel Valley Branch Library Traveling Exhibit at the Carmel Valley Branch Library In April 2017, the Historical Society celebrated its 30th Anniversary by hosting a party at the History Center where over 100 residents helped celebrate the...
ROBLES del RIO EXHIBIT A GREAT SUCCESS! Over 100 people showed up for the grand opening of the Robles del Rio Subdivision grand opening event. They marveled at the large photographic quality posters that tell the Robles del Rio Subdivision story from its beginning in the late 1920s to present.
Please join us in celebrating CVHS’s 30th anniversary. Saturday, April 29th, 2-4 pm Libations & Appetizers Carmel Valley History Center.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH at 10:00 AM Carmel Valley History Center. In this fun and informative presentation, learn about cattle brands, how to read them, and how branding has changed over time.
Ellsworth “Greg” Gregory, Historical Society President from 1992 to 2008, is shown tuning the Center’s antique piano prior to the playing of Christmas music for the Society’s annual 2016 Christmas Party.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10am at the History Center. Steve Dorrance and his daughter Mollie will discuss the many aspects of brands and branding and how younger generations are upholding the traditions of ranching.
ALL THAT JAZZ
Annual Scholarship & Community
Nonprofit Fundraiser Fashion Show 2017
April 4, 2017 – 11:00-2:00
An enthusiastic crowd attended last Saturday night’s Party in the Village! which was sponsored by Hidden Valley Music Seminars and benefited the Carmel Valley Village Improvement Committee and the Carmel Valley Historical Society.
These vintage tools are part of the History Center’s farming collection. They all came from the Berta Ranch where they were used for decades in ranch operations.
For the second straight year, the Carmel Valley Historical Society will have an exhibit at the Monterey Regional Airport's ART AT THE AIRPORT exhibition. Our theme for this year's exhibit is "Rusticating at the Resorts", which covers the timeframe 1870-1950. Go back...
A reception for our latest exhibit, JOAN BAEZ: CARMEL VALLEY AND BEYOND, was held on Friday, August 28, 2015, 3pm to 6 pm. Attendees walked into the History Center with soft Joan Baez music playing in the background and enjoyed viewing the exhibit and sipping wine...
NEW EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION "Carmel Valley & Beyond" AUGUST 28, 3-6 PM CARMEL VALLEY HISTORY CENTER 77 West Carmel Valley Rd. GO BACK 50 YEARS Witness Ms. Baez's activism, her folk music and '60s guitar, and work with fellow activists Martin Luther King, Jr. and...
Donna Zahn coordinated this visit with Lorin Letendre, President, Carmel River Watershed Conservancy, Marie Butcher, Founder & Director of Green Heart Works, and Tina Ramos of Fairview Middle and La Gloria Elementary Schools in Gonzales. The History Center tour of...