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.
30 minutes. Jeff Ohlson of the Carmel Valley Historical Society gives 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.
We are happy to share with you the results of our latest endeavor – a Virtual Tour of the History Center!
Great news! All of the Historical Society’s old newsletters have now been added to the “Newsletter Archives” page (click on News -> Newsletter Archives).
A comprehensive history of the department recounts its early days to present. It includes many photos of volunteers in training or during actual emergencies.
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.