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Stage to Tassajara Hot Springs

Photo Circa 1900

Los Laureles Lodge

Photo Circa 1920

Six-Horse Wagon Team

Photo Circa 1930

Hatton Dairy, Mouth of Carmel Valley

Photo Circa Late 1930’s

Holman Ranch Rodeo

Photo circa 1950

Rosie's Cracker Barrel

Photo Circa 1960

Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle Club (Est. 1956)

Photo Circa 1965

Carmel Valley Vintage Airfield

Photo circa 1990

December 2022 Update to “A History of Ranching”

December 2022 Update to “A History of Ranching”

The December 2022 update of the ranching book is now available at the History Center and on this website. This one-of-a-kind, 140-page book now includes 260 rare images and over 2 dozen rare ranch histories. It is a stylish addition to coffee tables or a great gift...

See & Hear the Village Bell Ring!

See & Hear the Village Bell Ring!

Some may not know that an old Yosemite railroad train bell sits atop the Village Shopping Center. Silent for many years, it was rung during the 2022 Santa Fly-In parade to the enjoyment of nearby revelers. Click on the video link below to see and hear the bell...

Annual 2022 Christmas Party

Annual 2022 Christmas Party

Our 2022 Holiday Party and debut of the “Good Eggs of Carmel Valley: Honoring 70 Years of Community Volunteers” Exhibit was a huge success! Over 100 people came out in spite of pouring rain to gather for delicious food, beverages, and catching up with old friends and...

GEO exhibit at CV Library

GEO exhibit at CV Library

The Historical Society has mounted a new exhibit at the Carmel Valley Library for the summer/fall of 2022. It is a condensed version of the one currently on display in the History Center Museum. The earth processes that formed Carmel Valley over eons of time are both...