Elk Grove Historical Society

The organization is made of a dedicated group of volunteers who are determined to preserve and protect our local history and make it available to the whole community. Elk Grove was a very important part of the development of California history. It was long inhabited by the Miwok Native Americans, was part of the California Gold Rush, established the first county library in California and built the second public high school in the area. Elk Grove was an important stop along the Monterey Trail and later the railroad as they traveled back and forth from northern and southern California. Later the Monterey Trail became part of the Lincoln Highway which stretched across the nation. There are still many old buildings and relatives from pioneer families who continue the preservation and sharing of their history. The society started from humble beginnings and worked hard many years to achieve what they have created for the community. We have a lot of history to present and care for and we need to continue that progress.


The mission of the Elk Grove Historical Society is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Elk Grove's history. This is done through educational and living history programs; collecting and preserving articles of historic value; establishing and maintaining a historical library; and advocating for the preservation of historical material and properties in Elk Grove and the surrounding areas.


Construction of a Summer Kitchen addition to the museum - $170,000

Drawing up plans, preparing budget, solicit funds for the construction of a barn style meeting hall - $300,000.

Various needed repairs to museum - $5,000

Replace multiple Canopy's used for events as the present ones don't meet new fire standards - $20,000

Continue to provide/fund approximately 25 scholarships to schools who are financially unable to attend the Rhoads School Living History program. This allows approximately 750 students attend who couldn't otherwise. - $4000

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Elk Grove Historical Society

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Funding: Unrestricted


9941 East Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624



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