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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)

 

MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY – MAY

 

 

Elk Grove Estate Sale

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th

8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day

at

9324 Lovewell Court

Elk Grove, California 95757

A member said that if the historical society would conduct and manage the sale the historical society could have the profit.

There is household furniture, couch, bed, dresser, dining table, curio cabinets, grandfather clock, flat screen TV, Tiffany style lamp, hand carved Asian Bar with marble, wood inlay tea cart, refrigerator, washer and dryer, a collection of Precious Moments figurines, gold, diamond, sterling, and costume jewelry and more, just to give you an idea of what is available.

Its local, items are priced fairly and ready to sell, come check it out.

 

 

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

 

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 or float, its only $2 per person. There are some really special games being played that are all free. Its an extra $1 if they want face painting and/or hair sprayed. This is not a fund raiser and is only an attempt to add fun to a family activity. Please come enjoy the history.

 

 

 

 

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 Franklin”

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.

 

 

SUMMER BREAK – No presentations or events in July and August,

except for free

First Saturday Museum Tours. Noon to 4:00.

 

July – July – July – July – July – July

No events scheduled this month

 

August – August – August – August

No events scheduled this month

 

September- September- September

Speaker Presentation

“TBA”

by Unkown at this time

Monday, September 16th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about the history of ?

The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, September 16th 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.

 

History Week is Coming!!!!!!

September 21 – 28

 

Here is what is slated so far. Posters with details to follow calendar when created…

2019 History Week Calendar

Saturday, September 21

Plow-To-Plate Dinner (6:00-9:00) $80 at the museum

Sunday, September 22

Pinkerton Picnic in the Park honors EGUSD (noon-2:30) Free at the museum

Catered food:  $10 adult  & $5 child

LMML Foundation 2019 Annual Performance of  Irene West (2:00-5:00) $25

Monday, September 23

Sloughhouse Cemetery Tour – Roberta Tanner (4 pm-dusk) Free

Tuesday, September 24

Franklin Cemetery Tour – Dennis Buscher (4 pm-dusk) Free

Wednesday, September 25

Old Town Tour – Angi Perry (4:00-dusk) Free at the Old Town Plaza

Thursday, September 26

     Still Open

Friday, September 27

Chamber Luncheon (11:30-1:30) w/History speaker– Angi Perry $35 at Valley-Hi C.C.

Saturday, September 28

Mahon Ranch Hop & Brew Fest (2:00-8:00)  $40  (+ $10 parking)

 

October – October – October

 

Lorraine Croup Historic Bus trip to

General Vallejo’s House

in Sonoma

Saturday, October 12th

Details coming!

 

Speaker Presentation

“TBA”

by Unkown at this time

Monday, October 21th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about the history of ?

The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, October 21th 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.