Create a Legacy
The Carmel Valley Historical Society invites you to join its Tile Campaign in support of its mission to “preserve and promote the unique history and heritage of Carmel Valley for current and future generations.” Your tax deductible tile will create a durable, lasting legacy for friends, family, or business associates to enjoy when they visit the History Center. It will also help ensure the Center’s continuation as an educational and research facility engaged in preserving and exhibiting the unique artifacts and memorabilia of Carmel Valley.
The museum, located on the East side of the Community Park in Carmel Valley, exhibits hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia that have been collected over many years. It is an attraction for visitors and residents, an educational experience for all, and a source of pride for our community.
The tiles are engraved using state of the art laser technology. Their strength and durability will create a lasting impression! You’ll be able to bring your children, grandchildren and friends to see your personalized tile for years to come. Your commitment to preserving our history is a legacy that will live on.
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.