Donations / Membership
The Carmel Valley Historical Society invites you to donate or become a member. Founded in 1987, the Society is dedicated to preserving Carmel Valley’s rich and unique heritage.
Since our History Center first opened in December of 2013 we continue to organize our many historical artifacts and our volunteers constantly work toward adding new and interesting exhibits each year.
The future of our Society depends upon memberships and contributions from our community. Membership dues cover ongoing costs such as building maintenance, computing, consulting, archival preservation, and exhibits. Our quarterly newsletters and website keep our members and Carmel Valley’s surrounding communities apprised of upcoming exhibits or events, historical vignettes, and other interesting news.
We encourage you to donate and/or join our membership online using the button above, or you can print out a paper membership form and mail us a check. If so, a paper copy can be printed by clicking here.
We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization and will gratefully acknowledge your donation to help us preserve the past for current and future generations. Our federal tax id is #77-0174405.
Thank you for joining us!
Kim Williams, President
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.”