Create a Legacy
The Carmel Valley Historical Society invites you to join its Tile Campaign in support of its mission to “preserve and promote the unique history and heritage of Carmel Valley for current and future generations.” Your tax deductible tile will create a durable, lasting legacy for friends, family, or business associates to enjoy when they visit the History Center. It will also help ensure the Center’s continuation as an educational and research facility engaged in preserving and exhibiting the unique artifacts and memorabilia of Carmel Valley.
The museum, located on the East side of the Community Park in Carmel Valley, exhibits hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia that have been collected over many years. It is an attraction for visitors and residents, an educational experience for all, and a source of pride for our community.
The tiles are engraved using state of the art laser technology. Their strength and durability will create a lasting impression! You’ll be able to bring your children, grandchildren and friends to see your personalized tile for years to come. Your commitment to preserving our history is a legacy that will live on.
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.