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 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 Blacksmith statue
- The Dennis Buscher Plaza
- Several other items, such as a covered wagon, historic bells, etc.
- 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.
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 email@example.com. We have a great bunch of people to work with and we have a lot of fun.
The Historical Society hosts eight 1-hour long history presentations a year and they are always on the third Monday evening of the month, at 6:30 pm at the Presbyterian Church at 8153 Elk Grove Boulevard. See list on the Menu under “SPEAKER SERIES.”
The Elk Grove Historical Society hosts, supports and/or partners with EIGHT specific events through the year. See list on Menu under “Annual Events.”
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.
If at anytime you would like a personal tour of the museums other than on 1st Saturday, please contact Dinah Withrow at (916) 204-4656 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will schedule a tour with you.
Tom Russell Research Center
The Elk Grove Historical Society has become the history research center of Elk Grove and has spent many years gathering, collecting, and organizing information of the area. We have ten file drawers of local family sir names and there are other files labeled Churches, Schools, Cemeteries, Organizations, Clubs, Businesses, Events, Places, Elk Grove, Local Cities, etc. We have the entire collection of Elk Grove High School yearbooks from the very first issued in 1912. Also, we are fortunate to have the entire Elk Grove Citizen newspaper archives. Plus, we have a huge variety of books in the library on a multitude of topics, including the Donner Party, the Miwok, Railroads, and Genology, to name just a few.
The whole purpose is to allow the community access to our history. If you want to search our files, just call and make a two hour appointment and peruse the subject matter at will. We have a copy machine at 25 cents a copy. Call the museum and leave a message at (916) 685-8115 or email@example.com and we will call back and set up a time to visit. Or you can call Louis Silveira at (916) 682-1335 or firstname.lastname@example.org who gladly accommodate and set up a meeting.