Historical Society Annual Meeting
President Kim Williams
Treasurer Dave Terdy
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 which included introduction of the Society’s current directors and the ratification of the Class of 2019-2022 returning directors (Kim Williams and Maxine Callinan) and new director (Dick Barratt). Treasurer Dave Terdy provided the Society’s 2018 financial report followed by Maxine Callinan’s recognition of docents and volunteers and Cherie Ohlson’s report on planned new exhibits. Jeff Ohlson gave a quick overview of this year’s latest exhibit on antique typewriters followed by Elizabeth Barratt’s talk on Robert Louis Stevenson’s time in Carmel Valley. Kim Williams then wrapped it up with an overview of upcoming opportunities and adjourned the meeting. Everybody then enjoyed a great lineup of beverages, fruits, and cookies while catching up with old friends as well as meeting new ones.
A new Carmel Valley History Center exhibit showcases the huge community celebration 30 years ago that actually was held in the wrong year – a recently discovered historical surprise! It was a gala affair by every account and evolved into today’s annual Fiesta, held this year August 3-4.
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...
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.