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 events for the reminder of the year:

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



October – October – October – October

Lorraine Croup Historic Bus trip to


Touring General Vallejo’s House, Sonoma Mission, many historic buildings, shopping, wine tasting, and lunching.

Saturday, October 12th

7:30 am – Arrive at museum and load bus

8:00 am SHARP – Bus leaves museum to Sonoma

10:15 am – Arrive at General Vallejo’s House State Park – House, out buildings, swimming pond, & visitor center

10:45 am – Start Tour

12:00 pm – Bus arrives at Sonoma City Hall and Plaza


12:15 pm – 3:00 pm – FREE TIME! This is your chance to tour several historic buildings; the Sonoma Mission, Vallejo Army barracks, Sonoma hotel, The Bear Flag Revolt monument and of course, shop the plaza, wine taste, and have LUNCH.


3:00 pm – Load bus to return to Elk Grove

6:00 pm – Bus arrives at the museum. (All times are approximate)

Only $65 per person

To buy ticket with CREDIT CARDClick here to buy tickets on-line

To buy ticket by CHECK: Make out to Elk Grove Historical Society, P.O.Box 562, Elk Grove, CA 95759

DEADLINE: Please purchase tickets by September 28 as we need to inform the bus company. No refunds. Thank you.

 For Further information you can call Ken & Rosemarie Miller at (9016) 896-1710

Speaker Presentation

“TransContinental Railroad”

by Roberta Tanner

Monday, October 21th at 6:30 pm

Our next General meeting Presentation will be about the history of the Trans Continental Railroad. This year is the 150th anniversary of the setting of the Golden Spike a Promontory Point, Utah. Roberta has extensive knowledge and would like to share the story with you.

You may have seen Roberta around as she is the Head Docent and Director of the Rhoads School. She is also area leader of the local chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and is an expert on everything involving the Sloughhouse Cemetery.

The presentation is about an hour long and will be on Monday, October 21th at 6:00 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.



December – December – December


Christmas Time


Black Tie and Santa

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Please join us for a preview of all the beautifully decorated historically themed rooms of the Stage Stop Museum. It will be an evening of merriment and delight.

Wine and Hors D’oeuvres – Silent auction – $40 per person

Mail checks to EG Historical Society, P.O. Box 562, E.G., 95759


An Old Fashion Christmas

Every weekend in December: 6,7,8 & 13,14,15 & 20,21,22

Fridays: 6-8 pm, Saturdays: noon-8 pm, Sundays: noon-5 pm

At the Museum at 9941 East Stockton Blvd., E.G., 95624

Tour eight decorated rooms and enjoy many children’s activities. $5 per person, Santa comes only on Saturday and Sunday. Santa takes a break on Saturday (4-6pm) to feed his reindeer. Professional photos available for $15.

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!