Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society

Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society RSFHS is a nonprofit organization- "To preserve the history of Rancho Santa Fe in order to connect us to our Past, Present and Future".
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In compliance with a San Diego County Public Health Order issued on November 10, 2020, La Flecha House will be closed to...
11/17/2020

In compliance with a San Diego County Public Health Order issued on November 10, 2020, La Flecha House will be closed to visitors. We look forward to seeing you as soon as we can re-open! Staff will be available by appointment only. Please contact us at [email protected] or (858)756-9291 with any questions.

100 years and counting!!
11/13/2020

100 years and counting!!

Today we're exploring photos, newspaper clippings, and brochures of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa. The Inn, originally called Hotel La Morada and later Hacienda Hotel, was designed by architect Lilian Rice in the Spanish Revival-style as a guesthouse for prospective RSF landowners. In 1940, the beautiful space became the privately-owned luxury hotel known as the Inn at RSF.
#rsfhs #rsfhsarchives #TheInnatRSF #digitalarchives #tbt #Archivesathome

Today we're exploring photos, newspaper clippings, and brochures of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Reso...
11/12/2020

Today we're exploring photos, newspaper clippings, and brochures of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa. The Inn, originally called Hotel La Morada and later Hacienda Hotel, was designed by architect Lilian Rice in the Spanish Revival-style as a guesthouse for prospective RSF landowners. In 1940, the beautiful space became the privately-owned luxury hotel known as the Inn at RSF.
#rsfhs #rsfhsarchives #TheInnatRSF #digitalarchives #tbt #Archivesathome

Happy Thursday! For the next few months, we’d like to share materials from the RSFHS Archives to show you some of our fa...
11/05/2020

Happy Thursday! For the next few months, we’d like to share materials from the RSFHS Archives to show you some of our favorite collections and what we’ve been working on. We plan to digitize and publicly release the Archives so that everyone at home can enjoy our wonderful history—stay tuned! In the meantime, check out our posts every week and visit us at La Flecha House.

For our first Archives post, here is a look at scrapbook pages from the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club collection. The Garden Club began in 1926, only four years after architect Lilian Rice began designing the first buildings in RSF. The Club was later recognized as a California nonprofit in 1937.

In May of 2021 at North Village Park, The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club - along with RSFHS, RSF Association, Southwest Boulder, Inn at RSF, artist Nina de Burgh, and Jenny Freeborn - is unveiling a statue of Lilian Rice, the architect of our very own La Flecha House and many core historic buildings in RSF. More information will be forthcoming.

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Help Our Archives - RSFHS needs help digitizing its archives. Be a part of preserving history! https://mailchi.mp/e1beea...
10/27/2020
Help Our Archives!

Help Our Archives - RSFHS needs help digitizing its archives. Be a part of preserving history!

https://mailchi.mp/e1beea9c368b/help-our-archives

Volunteers needed to help digitize our priceless RSFHS Archives! Students, retirees, locals and anyone interested in preserving history is invited to help inside our beautiful La Flecha House. Covid precautions are followed carefully.

Calling all students attending college in San Diego County: here's a great chance to earn a cash prize from the Camp Pen...
10/21/2020
Education – Camp Pendleton Historical Society

Calling all students attending college in San Diego County: here's a great chance to earn a cash prize from the Camp Pendleton Historical Society in their essay contest! https://camppendletonhistoricalsociety.org/education

Education 2021 Essay Contest The Camp Pendleton Historical Society (CPHS) is pleased to announce a historical essay contest for full-time students enrolled in San Diego County colleges and universities.   Scope.  The essay is limited to history of the land now known as Camp Pendleton. This includ...

Lilian Rice is honored as a "Phenomenal Woman" by the Union Tribune. Such a notable distinction to be recognized along w...
10/14/2020
Phenomenal San Diego women: Creators and performers

Lilian Rice is honored as a "Phenomenal Woman" by the Union Tribune. Such a notable distinction to be recognized along with so many other diverse and talented San Diego women.

Here's to phenomenal women in the arts

10/09/2020

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society is open, and we have missed you! Please come visit La Flecha House to beat the heat or to relax in our outdoor courtyard. Remember your mask!

What have you been up to during the stay-at-home orders? Here at RSFHS we have been . . .

Cleaning: we have sanitized and cleaned, and the courtyard is ready for you to take a break from your day. Additionally, minor repairs will soon be underway to get ready for winter.

Organizing: we have a new online system to keep track of our members, donors, sponsors and potential donors.

Beautifying: look for news about the latest contribution to the history and aesthetic of The Ranch coming on December 5, 2020. Save that date for our special unveiling!

Archiving: we welcome Digital Collections Specialist, Lisa Barrier, who will help RSFHS digitize and put online our valuable, historical holdings. But we need your help with this important project. Contact us if you can help scan, organize, take high-resolution photographs, or write short descriptions of some of our holdings for posting on social media. You don’t have to be a member to help, and high school or college students are welcome!

Are you ready to help? Donate? Become a Board Member? Contact Sharon Alix at [email protected] for more information.

Just for a little bit-
03/24/2020

Just for a little bit-

Beautiful evening for a party-RSF Historical Society!!
12/13/2019

Beautiful evening for a party-RSF Historical Society!!

Come on out to the Holiday Extravaganza Street Fair on November 16th!!
11/13/2019

Come on out to the Holiday Extravaganza Street Fair on November 16th!!

Great time this morning with Steve Anthony, plant extraordinaire, at the RSFHS “Coffee in the Courtyard” Speaker Series-...
09/21/2019

Great time this morning with Steve Anthony, plant extraordinaire, at the RSFHS “Coffee in the Courtyard” Speaker Series-If you need assistance with your landscape design and implementation, call Steve!

Hurry - be sure to get your RSVP in for this upcoming Speaker event, September 21st, as space is limited!!!"World Class ...
09/17/2019
Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society | Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Hurry - be sure to get your RSVP in for this upcoming Speaker event, September 21st, as space is limited!!!

"World Class Drought Tolerant Plants",

with Steven Anthony on September 21st.

Many have reserved their tickets already, so be sure to go online to www.rsfhs.org, or send in your reservation as soon as possible. We look forward to sharing this timely presentation with you. Be sure to come early for refreshments before the presentation begins. Thank you.

If you have any questions please call Sharon Alix / RSFHS at 858-756-9291.

To collect, preserve, research and interpret the documents, photos and artifacts that connect us to Rancho Santa Fe and its past.

Learn more about the Mills Act and whether your home qualifies for this tax reduction strategy-
08/14/2019
Speaker Series: The Mills Act (2019-08-24)

Learn more about the Mills Act and whether your home qualifies for this tax reduction strategy-

Speaker Series: The Mills Act By Phil Trubey - August 5, 2019 32 Calendar Add to Calendar Add to Timely Calendar Add to Google Add to Outlook Add to Apple Calendar Add to other calendar Export to XML When: August 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am 2019-08-24T09:30:00-07:00 2019-08-24T10:30:00-07:00 Whe...

Completion today of the new, low energy LED lighting at La Flecha House, stop in and see the new and improved La Flecha ...
03/02/2019

Completion today of the new, low energy LED lighting at La Flecha House, stop in and see the new and improved La Flecha House!! www.rsfhs.org

This weeks RSF Review article recognizing the Historical Society annual meeting and Lake Hodges Dam diorama unveiling-a ...
03/01/2019

This weeks RSF Review article recognizing the Historical Society annual meeting and Lake Hodges Dam diorama unveiling-a big thank you to those who attended!!

Unveiling of the Lake Hodges Dam Diorama took place this past Tuesday at a reception at the Historical Society.  Absolut...
02/21/2019

Unveiling of the Lake Hodges Dam Diorama took place this past Tuesday at a reception at the Historical Society. Absolutely beautifully done!

Come join us-
02/13/2019

Come join us-

Day 2 of the installation of new and better energy efficient LED lighting at La Flecha House!!
02/05/2019

Day 2 of the installation of new and better energy efficient LED lighting at La Flecha House!!

02/01/2019

In order to enhance the visitor experience to La Flecha House, home of the RSFHS, we are replacing and adding to the interior lighting with energy efficient LED lighting. The project should take approx. two weeks and I am sure will “brighten” things up!!

Wishing all of our members and supporters Peace and Love for the New Year 2019!!
12/31/2018

Wishing all of our members and supporters Peace and Love for the New Year 2019!!

Merry Christmas from the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society!!
12/24/2018

Merry Christmas from the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society!!

12/05/2018

At the end of November, as part of the “Follow the Water” celebration, the Del Mar Historical Society sponsored a wonderful event that can now be seen on TV-

The Lake Hodges Centennial event program can be seen on Time Warner (Spectrum) Ch. 24 and on AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99 at the following times.

Wednesdays at 4:30 pm
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Fridays at 8:30 pm

Visitors on Saturday-New to California, live in Oceanside.   Wonderful couple , exploring their new state.  So enchanted...
11/12/2018

Visitors on Saturday-New to California, live in Oceanside. Wonderful couple , exploring their new state. So enchanted with RSF. LOVED VISITING HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF RSF

Lake Hodges Dam: Reaching a Milestone – The Coast News Group
10/24/2018
Lake Hodges Dam: Reaching a Milestone – The Coast News Group

Lake Hodges Dam: Reaching a Milestone – The Coast News Group

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Great time at the RSFHS Fandango this past Friday-
10/08/2018

Great time at the RSFHS Fandango this past Friday-

Visitors to the RSF Historical Society this past Saturday-
09/04/2018

Visitors to the RSF Historical Society this past Saturday-

Two  great people moving to the Solana Beach. Meet George and Pascale.  Visitors from all over visit the Rancho Santa Fe...
08/12/2018

Two great people moving to the Solana Beach. Meet George and Pascale. Visitors from all over visit the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society! Open Tue-Fri, 10-3 and Sat. From 11 to 4!

A big THANK YOU to the volunteers, docents, sponsors and participants in this years Home Tour!  Great success due to you...
07/19/2018

A big THANK YOU to the volunteers, docents, sponsors and participants in this years Home Tour! Great success due to your efforts-
Save the Date-July 13, 2019 for the next Home Tour!

Very nice couple from San Diego-remember, the RSFHS is open on Saturdays too!
07/07/2018

Very nice couple from San Diego-remember, the RSFHS is open on Saturdays too!

Address

PO Box 1, 6036 La Flecha
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
92067

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(858) 756-9291

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Rancho Santa Fe Residents are Encouraged to Apply. The Census needs the rancho Santa Fe Community to get involve and apply. The census is looking to hire community residents at $21/hr.+ $.58/mi, paid training, and this is a government job which opens other doors. The Census needs a certain number of residents in each Census Tract. U know your neighborhoods better than anyone, so your participation especially in this day and time is crucial!
Looking forward to Fandango this evening at starts at 4:30pm💃🏻.
Hi there, recently passed through your town admiring the rural Spanish beauty and going inside the Inn so I bought Vonn May's book which answered the question of where and what happened to the Wishing Well Hotel that my grandparents went to. However, it did not answer the question of where the Hacienda was on this matchbook cover that's been in my collection for years. Any info? Nothing Googleable except a neighborhood called Hacienda. Maybe these 70s and 80s homes referred to were build on the former property. It also mentions a golf course. Attached image. Click to show full view if it doesn't. My guess is this matchcover is before WW II.
Fun day at Historic Home Tour🏡. Thank you Sharon, John, Norma and Paulette Pilcik Britton👫! Great Job!!!👍🏻
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