What’s New in the Barn

The 1989 Carmel Valley Centennial, But Was It?

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.

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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.

New on the Board

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...

Historical Society Annual Meeting

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 followed by a great lineup of beverages, fruits, and cookies while catching up with old friends as well as meeting new ones.

Marilyn Sanders’ “Rosie and His Cracker Barrel” now available

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.

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper Now Available Online

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.

2018 Christmas Party Enjoyed by Many Revelers!

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!

The Carmel Valley History Center ROCKS!

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…

Historical Society Annual Meeting

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.”

Tularcitos 3rd Graders Visit the History Center

The Carmel River Watershed Conservancy sponsored this visit by the Tularcitos School 3rd graders and some parents on March 9th. Afterwards they were treated with a tour of the old San Clemente dam site.

2017 PARTY IN THE VILLAGE! a Huge Success

This year's Party in the Village was enjoyed by all.  A dinner by Jerome's Market and no-host bar by the Kiwanis was followed by dancing to music by Mike Beck & the Bohemian Saints.  A silent auction complemented the event with enthusiastic bidders hoping to take...

30th Anniversary Exhibit Goes on the Road!

Traveling Exhibit at the Carmel Valley Branch Library Traveling Exhibit at the Carmel Valley Branch Library In April 2017, the Historical Society celebrated its 30th Anniversary by hosting a party at the History Center where over 100 residents helped celebrate the...

Robles del Rio Subdivision Exhibit – Grand Showing

ROBLES del RIO EXHIBIT A GREAT SUCCESS! Over 100 people showed up for the grand opening of the Robles del Rio Subdivision grand opening event. They marveled at the large photographic quality posters that tell the Robles del Rio Subdivision story from its beginning in the late 1920s to present.

April 8: Brands & Branding

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH at 10:00 AM Carmel Valley History Center. In this fun and informative presentation, learn about cattle brands, how to read them, and how branding has changed over time.

2016 PARTY IN THE VILLAGE! Held at Hidden Valley

An enthusiastic crowd attended last Saturday night’s Party in the Village! which was sponsored by Hidden Valley Music Seminars and benefited the Carmel Valley Village Improvement Committee and the Carmel Valley Historical Society.

Can you identify these farm tools?

These vintage tools are part of the History Center’s farming collection. They all came from the Berta Ranch where they were used for decades in ranch operations.

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Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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