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 Boulevard, 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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A quick summary of future events

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May Speaker Presentation:

“Re-enactors and Living History in the Civil War”

by Wayne Gallup

Monday, March 16th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about early history Re-enacting. Long time local resident Wayne Gallup has spent over ten years recreating characters around the July 1863 time period in Gettysburg, Virginia.

It takes a lot of study to create a period correct character and then amass the appropriate clothing, arms, and paraphernalia. He will take us back and share with us what he did through the entire process. This will be a very interesting presentation. Come join us.

The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, March 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.

Early California Days

March 28-29, 2020

This is the second annual Early California Days event and there are many, many historical groups signed up to participate and events planned. There will be many activities, displays, shows, speakers, covered wagon rides, musket firings for children and adults. Its FREE!

The schedule of daily events is being compiled and the program will be posted soon….


This BUS TRIP was scheduled for October 2019 of last year, but was cancelled due to the PG&E outages in the Sonoma area. Over 30 guests signed up, we refunded their money, and are hoping they will re-register as well as adding more.

There are prepaid tours and many historical buildings to peruse and enjoy. Then shopping and lunch in the afternoon at many of the stores on the plaza City Hall. And the ladies have designed some games to play on the bus along the way.

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April Speaker Presentation:

The History of Galt and The Historical Society”

By Daniel Tarnasky and Janis Barsetti-Gray

Monday, April 20th at 6:30

Daniel is a long time member of the Galt community, Historian and Archivist of the Galt Historical Society, and has written Arcadia’s book on “Galt.” Janis was born raised, and graduated from Galt High School and is owner of the Barsetti Winery in Galt.

They have a lot of first hand and historical knowledge of there Galt community and will share with us the history and many changes of their town.

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Big Day of Giving

Thursday, May 7th for 24 hours

On Thursday, May 7 the Sacramento region will come together for one Big Day of Giving from 12:01 AM to midnight. This is a national 24-hour online challenge to benefit local charities in the area.

Thanks to everyone who has donated last year to make this one of our important income sources for the preservation of the Foulks house and for scholarships for the Rhoads School program. This year, the Foulks house was restored and looks wonderful. Thank you for your donations. There are some final steps to finish the inside and the top floor bedroom and then it will be the Foulks House Museum.

Please help support these two important projects by donating again this year. You can donate on-line at http://bigdayofgiving.org/elkgrovehistoricalsociety

the week of May 4th.  Also, please stop by the museum on May 7th between 10am and 3pm for a self guided tour, wine, hors d’oeuvres and we can even help you place your donation. 

Spring Tea 2020

Saturday, May 9th

The 2020 Spring Tea is here again where another beautiful afternoon is planned. The theme this years centers around “Strawberry’s.” We will have the usual tasty delights and loads of wonderful raffle prizes, silent auction and prizes for the best decorated theme table and dressed ensemble, in other words, a lot of fun. Below is the information you will need. You are welcome to pull this form off the website or contact Susan Hernandez. We have a limited amount of tickets and always sell out, so don’t wait too long for yours. Please come.

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May Speaker Presentation:

Confirming speaker soon


Museum Yard Sale

June 19, 20, & 21

Thanks to the generosity of our members, 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 June 19, 20 & 21.

We request usable items in good condition, nothing broken or with missing pieces.  Items you might find to donate include kitchen & table ware;  bed, bath & table linens & towels;  furniture;  wearable clothing & shoes;  small appliances;  books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records;  artwork & frames; décor items;  crafts & holiday decorations;  children’s toys & games;  bicycles & scooters;  patio furniture;  yard & garden equipment.

Donated items can be brought to the museum on 4 weekends weekends (Saturday & Sunday) between 12 noon and 4 PM starting May 16 through June 7.  A volunteer will be on site to accept your donation at these times only and will give you an in-kind donation receipt you may use for tax purposes.  Arrangements can be made after May 25th to have large items like pieces of furniture picked up at your location by calling Dennis Buscher at (916) 479-2158 or Jim Entrican at (916) 761-2225.

Items we cannot accept include:  Used mattresses, bed pillows, baby car seats & strollers;  TVs, computers, monitors, printers and stereos.  These items do not sell and we have to dispose of them.