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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.

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

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AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

The Elk Grove Historical Society is excited to share the holiday spirit! For more than 10 years, families, friends and community have been invited to “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”  Tour the beautifully decorated rooms in the Museum located in Elk Grove Park.  Walk the magical grounds, visit with Santa, and participate in children’s activities. For more information visit: http://eghs@elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com

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Newly Elected 2023 Board of Director Officers

We are proud to introduce the following six elected officers on the Board of Directors of the Elk Grove Historical Society for 2023 voted on at the election meeting held on November 21:

L to R: Corresponding Secretary Pat Lake, 2nd Vice-President Susan Hernandez, President Stan Lake, Treasurer Jeanette Lawson, Recording Secretary Pam Phelps. Not pictured is 1st Vice President Ken Miller.

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Speakers Series

Each year the historical society gathers eight history speakers to share their knowledge with the community. Their hour long presentation is given on the third Monday evening of the month, usually including a power point slide show and often items on display. Here is what has been set up for 2023…

January 16 – Professor Dr. Robert Benedetti

“Famous Authors Who Wrote About Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta”

February 20 – Danial Tarnasky

“The History of Galt”

March 20 – Ex-Mayor Steve Ly

“The Origin of the Hmong Culture

April 17 – Linda Wheatly

“Effie Foulks: Elk Grove Legend or Real Person”

May 15 – Dave Lema

“The Elk Grove Vietnam Veterans History and Memorial”

June 19 – Dave Stuart

“The History of Motorcycles in the San Joaquin Valley 1900-1970”

July and August – Summer Recess

September 18 – TBA

October 16 – TBA

November and December – Holiday Recess

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 refreshments.

Annual Events

The Elk Grove Historical Society sponsors, hosts, and partners with EIGHT specific events through the year. Here are the next on the calendar:

7. Black Tie and Santa: Sunday, 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

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

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

5. The Elk Grove Historical Society’s Elizabeth Pinkerton History Award presentation

Usually toward the end of September and often tied in to another event

6. The Mahon Ranch Hop & Brew Fest

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

9. Miscellaneous Activities

We also enjoy speaker presentations (see above), free first Saturday tours, 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

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.