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.
Society members looking forward to new Geology exhibit
This exhibit explores, in an interesting and understandable way, the Earth processes from the movement of tectonic plates to the lives of marine microorganisms that have formed Carmel Valley. By examining its rocks, we learn how they are important to understanding the tectonic history of California.
This exhibit was curated by Seth Williams, a geologist, who is currently a PhD. Candidate in Geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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.