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
Carmel Valley Historical Society volunteers Jeff Ohlson and Reggie Jones give an overview of the Apollo moon missions and explain in detail how Carmel Valley’s Jamesburg Earth Station was a key link in bringing the Apollo 11 Moonwalk to TV viewers on earth.
L-R: Gary Tate, Kim Williams, Dave Terdy, Cherie Ohlson, Richard Barratt, Elizabeth Barratt, Maxine Callihan, Jeff Ohlson At their May 8, 2019 Board of Directors meeting, the Historical Society welcomed new Board members Richard and Elizabeth Barratt. Both Richard and...
The Society’s yearly All-Member meeting held on Saturday, April 13, 2019. All were presented with a “State of the Society” overview by President Kim Williams followed by a great lineup of beverages, fruits, and cookies while catching up with old friends as well as meeting new ones.
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.