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 1853 Foulks House Museum, the 1912 San Joaquin Township Justice Court and Jail Museum, the old style Blacksmith Shop, 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.
to print out our membership form click-on this link and make your checks payable to the: Elk Grove Historical Society, P.O. Box 562, Elk Grove, CA. 95759
VIRTUAL TOUR of MUSEUM
The FREE 1st Saturday tours of Heritage Park (museum grounds) and all the buildings are closed until further notice, but we have made a short six minute virtual tour to give you an idea on what you may experience when you visit. Click on the YouTube link below
Click here for direct link to Bookstore: https://eghistory.org
Enjoy. Thank you!
To your right is a menu that contains a lot of information related to the Historical Society. Please note “History” which contains many subjects of historical interest.
COMING and CURRENT EVENTS
A quick summary of future events
(Please scroll down to see various events. Some attendance may require purchasing tickets in advance)
- There will be NO First Saturday Tours of the Museum until COVID regulations have been lifted. When it is okayed we will announce it on this website, in our newsletter, and in a Robocall.
- There will been NO General meeting sessions until Monday, September 20, 2021 and Monday, October 18, 2021. The speakers will be listed on this website, in the newsletter, and in a Robocall the evening before the meeting.
- The board will continue to meet every second Monday of the month at 3:00 pm until further notice, but it will be in a virtual ZOOM meeting. If you are interested in attending, please contact President Ken Miller at home at (916) 896-1710 to be added to the ZOOM list. We plan on retuning to normal gathering meetings when we are allowed to.
- We will definitely host the 24 hour online Big Day of Giving event on Thursday, May 6 and the Yard Sale on June 17, 18, 19, 20.
2021 Spring Tea
Sadly, there will be NO Spring Tea this year. After much discussion we thought the participation would be low under current COVID recommendations. Sorry! We believe that next year on May 7, 2022 shouldn’t be a problem and we have every intention to restart the event.
Thank you for understanding.
Here is a direct link to a 60 second Youtube video:
The Elk Grove Historical Society, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation, and the Native Sons of the Golden West invite you to come and experience real live history. Civil War re-enactors from all over the country will ascend on the Mahon Ranch to stage a common battle scenario to give on lookers an idea on what the times were like in those chaotic days. The actors will eat, drink, sleep, and stay in character the entire weekend and have studied the war and their characters. They want to give you a realistic idea of what life was like then. Many are history teachers and historians who want to share their knowledge with anyone who would listen. You are welcome to roam the encampments, ask questions, view the different tents, but stay away from the battlefield! It can get noisy and exciting, just like the real times.
Friday is set up for school classes to come visit and learn. So, consider coming by. This is our first year and we hope we can build on it.
The Big Day Of Giving is coming on Thursday, May 6, 2021
A 24-hour on-line challenge to donate to your favorite non-profits.
Join us at the museum between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm for snacks and and we can help you with your donation or go online to
This year we are partnering with the Strauss Festival and will have activities at the museum from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Dancing demonstrations (Performances at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm), snacks, and computers to make donations at the museum. We still expect some type of COVID regulations and we will adjust to the recommendations at that time.
June 17, 18, 19, 20 (Thursday-Sunday)
8:00 am to 2:00 pm every day
Last year we held our huge Yard Sale, and it was a tremendous success. We don’t know what health recommendations will be required to enter this June, but we believe the ones we followed last year, which we will repeat if necessary, should continue to keep everyone safe.
It is not too early to start cleaning out your closets, cupboards, attics, and garages to select treasures you no longer use or need and set aside for donating to this big 4-day sale. This frees up room for you and allows continue support for the historical museum.
We truly appreciate what ever you decide to share. Thank you.
We request usable items in good condition, nothing broken or with missing pieces, and clean clothing. Items you might find to donate include kitchen & tableware; 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.
Items we cannot accept include TV’s, computers, monitors, printers, stereo’s, mattresses, bed pillows, baby car seats or strollers, couches, overstuffed chairs, or particle board furniture such as IKEA furniture. We cannot vouch for the condition of some items and some we are not allowed to sell.
We will be open to accept donations at the museum only on the weekends (Saturday-Sunday) on….
May 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, and June 5-6
8:00 am to noon each day.
You will receive an in-kind donation receipt you may use for tax purposes.
Arrangements can be made for the week of May 24th to May 28 to have large items like pieces of furniture picked up at your location by calling Dennis Buscher at (916) 479-2158.