Donations / Membership

The Carmel Valley Historical Society invites you to donate or become a member. Founded in 1987, the Society is dedicated to preserving Carmel Valley’s rich and unique heritage.

Since our History Center first opened in December of 2013 we continue to organize our many historical artifacts and our volunteers constantly work toward adding new and interesting exhibits each year.

The future of our Society depends upon memberships and contributions from our community. Membership dues cover ongoing costs such as building maintenance, computing, consulting, archival preservation, and exhibits. Our quarterly newsletters and website keep our members and Carmel Valley’s surrounding communities apprised of upcoming exhibits or events, historical vignettes, and other interesting news.

We encourage you to donate and/or join our membership online using the button above, or you can print out a paper membership form and mail us a check. If so, a paper copy can be printed by clicking here.

We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization and will gratefully acknowledge your donation to help us preserve the past for current and future generations. Our federal tax id is #77-0174405.

Thank you for joining us!

Kim Williams, President

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper Available Online

Carmel Valley Centennial Newspaper 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.

We Love Our Volunteers

We Love Our Volunteers

We love our volunteers! Volunteer docents, new and current, participated in a recent training meeting held at the History Center. All aspects of being a docent were reviewed such as opening & closing, greeting visitors, overview of exhibits, general administrative and...

2019 Christmas Party

2019 Christmas Party

There was lots of good food and wine at this year’s Christmas Party. Around 70 people came for the event on a day that threatened rain and wind. The party fell on the 6th Anniversary of the History Center: Dec. 7, 2019. Old friends reunited and welcomed new friends,...

Video: A History of Ranching in Carmel Valley

Video: A History of Ranching in Carmel Valley

Historical Society historian Jeff Ohlson presented a talk at the Salinas Church of the Good Shepherd’s Double Nickels luncheon group on September 11, 2019. The subject was “A History of Ranching in Carmel Valley” which was based on his book of the same title.

Better Than Rummage Sale

Better Than Rummage Sale

Hats off to all the volunteers who made the Rummage Sale happen The "Better than Rummage Sale" fundraiser at the end of September by CVHS & CV Kiwanis was a whopping success! Shoppers were delighted with the huge selection of quality collectibles, housewares,...

Carmel Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 1612
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Museum Hours
Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm
Sundays, 11 am to 2 pm
Library Hours
By appointment only
831-659-5715

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