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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

Docent Training

Docent Training

Closed for over a year due to the pandemic, there was a lot of enthusiasm at a recent Docent Training & Pizza Party at the History Center. Almost two dozen current and new volunteers attended to hear Volunteer Chair Kim Williams and Cherie Ohlson review greeting,...

McDonald’s Coming Soon?

McDonald’s Coming Soon?

Visitors to the History Center lately have probably delighted in viewing the many historic signs hanging from its outside walls. Projects like this can be challenging but are rewarding when visitors give us positive feedback. Or not: some have pointedly asked: “What...

Video: A History of the CFPD

Video: A History of the CFPD

An overview of the history of Carmel Valley’s Cachagua Fire Department. This presentation takes you from its formative days of the mid-1970s to present. The presentation includes the history of the department’s founders and directors, its volunteer firefighters and their rigorous training, their fire vehicles, its legendary fundraising and community support, and major fire incidents.

Virtual Tour Available

Virtual Tour Available

We are happy to share with you the results of our latest endeavor – a Virtual Tour of the History Center!