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.
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.”