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Phone:  916-685-8115

E-Mail:  eghs@elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 562, Elk Grove, CA 95759

We are located at 9941 East Stockton Blouevard, adjacent to the west entrance of Elk Grove Regional Park. Heritage Park gives visitors the experience of  looking into the past and the rich history of the city of Elk Grove. The Park grounds consists of the 1950 Elk Grove House & Stage Stop Museum, the 1912 San Joaquin Township Justice Court and Jail, the 1853 Foulks House, the 1884 Reese school, the Dennis Buscher Plaza, bathroom facilities and lawns. The park is open for FREE tours every first Saturday of each month from noon to 4:00 pm or upon request.

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COMING and CURRENT EVENTS

(Please scroll down to see various events. Some may require purchasing tickets in advance)

 

 

APRIL – APRIL – APRIL – APRIL – APRIL – APRIL

Speaker Presentation

“Early California Cattle Empires”

by Mark Davidson

Monday, April 15th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about the creation and use of the early cattle empties, especially about the Vaqueros. The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 pm at our usual place, the Presbyterian Church at 8153 Elk Grove Boulevard, Suite 50. Its almost across from the Falls Event Center, turn north on to Big Horn and it’s behind the Chevron Station. Its a FREE event and the public is invited. We have cookies and water.

 

Bus Trip

 

 

The buildings we will visit are the Locke Boarding House Museum and Visitors Center, Gambling Hall, Chinese School, Memorial Park & Monument, Chinese Cultural Shop, Locke Art Center, Strange Cargo Art & Collectibles, two Art Studios, several Chinese shops and of course restaurants for lunch.

 

The public is invited and is offered for their benefit

ATTENTION:

Lunch is not included in the price of the trip, but there are two restaurants in town you can opt to eat at; The Chinese Garden Restaurant or at Al’s Place (Al the Wops). Each restaurant is willing to accommodate a large group, but they need a head count to make sure they have enough staff for a big group. Remember we need to know the restaurant you choose when you register for the trip. Below are the lunch menu’s from the two restaurant that may help you decide. Pricing does not include gratuity or tax.

 

Garden Chinese Restaurant:

Large portion family style. ($17 for everything below)

Appetizeres: Veggie egg rolls and pot stickers

Entree: Pork fried rice, Cashew chicken, Sweet & Sour pork, Broccoli Beef

 

Al the Wops:

Pick an item from the lunch menu below.

(Note: Their description sounded much nicer than our basic explanation of each item we listed.)

 

 

Al’s Burger – ($13) Fresh ground meat on in-house grilled bread. Your choice of fresh red leaf salad w/dressing or fries, or chips.

Chicken Salad – ($12) Grilled or fried chicken breast served leafy lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles w/dressing and side of bread.

B.L.T. – ($12) The usual BLT with your choice of salad w/dressing or fries, or chips.

Spaghetti – ($12) Homemade meat sauce over pasta with a salad w/dressing and grilled bread with parmesan cheese.

Fish ‘n Chips – ($12) Battered fish served over fries with a salad w/dressing.

Fried Chicken – ($17.25) Battered half chicken with salad w/dressing and fries.

Chicken Sandwich – ($13) Fried or grilled chicken on grilled bread with choice of sake]lad w/dressing or Fries or chips.

Al’s Prawns & Fries – ($12) Fried prawns over fries and salad w/dressing.

New York Steak – ($25) Steak (size?) served with mushrooms, garlic, white wine, and butter. Salad w/dressing and bread.

Grilled Cheese & Fries – ($11) Served on grilled bread with fries and salad w/dressing.

Soup, Salad, & Bread – ($12) Salad w/dressing, Minestrone soup , and grilled bread.

 

All salads are “Fresh red leaf salad” with choice of Homemade Ranch, House, Blue Cheese, or Oil & Vinegar dressings.

All bread is “In-house grilled bread.”

Thank you

 

MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY

 

Big Day of Giving

You can donate online by typing in online:

http://bigdayofgiving.org/elkgrovehistoricalsociety

or

 

 

 

This event is in May and always sells out, so reserve your spot now!

Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea

May 11, 2019

Click here for more information!

 

 

Speaker Presentation

“River Delta History”

by Lorraine Croup

Monday, May 20th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about the history of the Delta River region (Walnut Grove, Locke, Clarksburg, Isleton, etc.) where Lorraine grew up. Senator William Johnston had a big early influence in the area and Lorraine highlights his contributions. The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, May 20th at 6:30 pm at our usual place, the Presbyterian Church at 8153 Elk Grove Boulevard, Suite 50. Its almost across from the Falls Event Center, turn north on to Big Horn and it’s behind the Chevron Station. Its a FREE event and the public is invited. We have cookies and water.

 

 

JUNE – JUNE – JUNE – JUNE – JUNE – -JUNE – JUNE

 

Our first Saturday Tour of the Museum is having an Ice Cream Social!

Saturday, June 1st

The museum tours are from noon to 4:00 and always free, but if you want to make your own sundae, its only $2 per person. There are some really special games being played that require an extra $3 if you want to participate. It will be a fun day.

 

 

 

 

Our massive Yard Sale will be

June 14th (Friday), 15th (Saturday), and 16th (Sunday)

8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day

Thanks to many of you, our annual Yard Sale gets bigger and better every year! It’s not too early to start cleaning out your closets, cupboards, and garages to select treasures you no longer use or need for donation to this year’s big 3-day sale the third weekend in June 14, 15 & 16. Tell your family, friends and neighbors!

Remember: Priced to sell and great deals on the last day, if anything is left.

 

 

 

Do you want to help? We could use you

 

 

Speaker Presentation

“Russian German Settlers

in

Elk Grove and Frankin”

by Dennis Buscher

Monday, June 17th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about the history of the Russian German settlers in our area by local historian Dennis Buscher who was born and grew up in the area. The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, June 17th at 6:30 pm at our usual place, the Presbyterian Church at 8153 Elk Grove Boulevard, Suite 50. Its almost across from the Falls Event Center, turn north on to Big Horn and it’s behind the Chevron Station. Its a FREE event and the public is invited. We have cookies and water.

 

 

FYI – SUMMER BREAK – No presentations in July and August

 

July – July – July – July – July – July – July – July

No events scheduled this month

 

August – August – August – August – August

No events scheduled this month

 

September- September- September- September

 

 

 

History Week is Coming!!!!!!

September 21 – 28