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Phone: 916-685-8115

E-Mail: eghs@elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 562, Elk Grove, CA 95759

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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 1850 Elk Grove House & Stage Stop Museum
  • The 1853 Foulks House Museum
  • The 1912 San Joaquin Township Justice Court and Jail Museum
  • The old style Blacksmith Shop with statue
  • The Dennis Buscher Plaza
  • Bathroom facilities and lawns

The park is open for FREE tours every first Saturday of each month (February through October) from noon to 4:00 pm or upon request. We close in November to get ready for our “Old Fashioned Christmas” event.

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Volunteering

Do you have a little time on your hands and want to help out at your own pace and when you are available, give us a call. Everybody at the Elk Grove Historical Society volunteers at many levels and we always have a lot of things going on (see below). The key is we appreciate any help. Contact our volunteer coordinator Pat Lake and she can help you find your interest at (951) 377-3312 cel or stanpatlake@gmail.com. We have a great bunch of people to work with and we have a lot of fun.

CURRENT INFORMATION and COMING EVENTS

Speakers Series

Please understand these history presentations are for you to learn about the rich history of our community. It’s an hour of amazing people sharing what they know with a power point presentation and often several artifacts. Please considering coming and see for yourself.

They are all on the third Monday evenings of the month, at 6:30 pm at our usual place, the Presbyterian Church at 8153 Elk Grove Boulevard. Turn north on to Big Horn and it’s behind the Chevron Station, Suite 50.

Always FREE, open to the public, and we have snacks.

July and August – Summer Break

September 19th – Daniel Tarnasky and Jennifer Barsetti – “Galt”

Historian and Archivist of the Galt Historical Society Daniel Tarnasky and longtime Galt resident and Winery owner Jennifer Barsetti speak on the history of Galt. Come learn about our sister city.

Daniel Tarnasky

October 17th – Jonathan Lambdin – “The Elk Grove Cemeteries

Jonathan is the manager of the Elk Grove Cemetery District and is responsible for its five cemeteries. He explains how the district works and the care it takes and the story if each cemetery. Perhaps with a little knowledge of some of their many residents.

Elk Grove Cemetery

November and December – Holiday Break

Please understand these history presentations are for you to learn about the rich history of our community. They are an hour of amazing people sharing what they know with a power point presentation and often several artifacts. Please considering coming and see for yourself.

They are all on the third Monday of the month, evenings at 6:30 pm at our usual place, the Presbyterian Church at 8153 Elk Grove Boulevard, Suite 50. Turn north on to Big Horn and it’s behind the Chevron Station.

Annual Events

The Elk Grove Historical Society sponsors, hosts, and partners with EIGHT specific events through the year.

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5. The Elk Grove Historical Society’s Elizabeth Pinkerton History Award presentation and Rhoads School 150th Anniversary celebration

1st Saturday, September 3rd at the Rhoads School, 1:00 pm

More information later.

6. The Mahon Ranch Hop & Brew Fest

Saturday, September 24th

Usually the third Saturday in September at the Mahon Ranch (10171 Grantline Road, Elk Grove, 95624)

7. Black Tie and Santa: November 27

The last weekend of November at the museum from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

8. Old Fashion Christmas

The first three weekends of December before Christmas

9. Miscellaneous Activities

We also enjoy speaker presentations (see above), free first Saturday tours (see below), bus trips, dedications, and special events that will vary from year to year. We always need volunteers and appreciate any help anyone cares to give. Just leave a message on the museum phone (916) 685-8155

2023

1. Civil War Days: May 6-7, 2023

Always the first weekend in May at the Mahon Ranch (10171 Grantline Road, Elk Grove, 95624)

2. Big Day of Giving: May 4, 2023

Always the first Thursday in May. A 24-hour online event, but from 10:00 to 3:00 the museum will be open to help with your donations.

3. Spring Tea: May 13, 2023

Always the Saturday before Mothers Day at the museum noon to 3:00 pm

4. Yard Sale: June 15, 16, 17, 18 (Tentatively?)

Usually the third weekend in June at the museum, 4 days form 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

First Saturday and Virtual Museum Tours

The Museum (Heritage Park) and Rhoads School are open for FREE tours every first Saturday of each month (February through October) from noon to 4:00 pm (Rhoads School 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) or upon request. We close in November to get ready for our “Old Fashioned Christmas” event.

We also have made a short six minute virtual tour video to give you an idea on what you may experience when you visit. Click here for the YouTube link.

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Enjoy. Thank you.