Robles del Rio Subdivision Exhibit – Grand Showing
Robles Del Rio Lodge – Exhibit Team with Family
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. Several artifacts complemented the exhibit; such as an original chair, plate, and menu from The Ridge Restaurant, a fireplace grate and even a main entry door key from the Lodge, a document embosser from the Robles del Rio Carmelo Water Co., a 1916 cash register, and other artifacts from the period.
In what is beginning to be a recurring theme at the History Center, old friends reacquainted with each other and new friends were made in a friendly and happy setting. Many old stories flew around the gallery and the din from the crowd never ceased for 2 hours!
The Robles exhibit will be available for viewing through the end of the year and keepsake booklets of its history are available for purchase at the History Center.
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.”