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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

 

 

Speaker Presentation

“The Donner Party Tragedy and Rescue Attempts”

 

Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm

 

 

Our good friend and dynamic speaker Steve Beck will again enlighten us on the history of the Donner Party. He is very well versed and has some new insight that will enthralled you. When Steve shares all his knowledge in his animated approach, you are always wanting more.

 

Steve is the Director of History and Education at Sutter’s Fort, has spoken on history all over the United States, has been on many history panels, and has been on numerous radio and TV shows.                             He is a dynamic speaker and his presentations are always very enjoyable.

 

 

The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, January 21st 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. We have cookies and water.

 

 

Speaker Presentation

“The Earthmoving Capitol of the World”

Monday, February 18th at 6:30 pm

This General meeting Presentation will be about the creation of earthmoving equipment developed in our area many years ago. The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, February 18th 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. We have cookies and water.

 

 

Early California Days

March 23-24, 2019     10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Elk Grove Regional Park at Rotary Grove & Pavilion

The Mormon Battalion, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, New York Volunteers, Sutter Fort’s Docents & Staff, and Fife & Drum Band including their Mobile Education unit are just some of the groups presenting typical historical period reenactments with musket firings, hands on demonstrations (blacksmith making horse shoes, prairie baking, crafting, etc.) and booths, Covered wagon rides, Stagecoach, and historical presentations given all day at the pavilion.

A whole two days of FREE activities for the whole family to enjoy. Parking $5

 

 

Elk Grove Historical Society Spring Tea

May 11, 2019

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