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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Virtual History Lecture ~We are happy to share that Dr. Sandra Rebok, a visiting Scholar at University of California San...
11/12/2021

Virtual History Lecture ~

We are happy to share that Dr. Sandra Rebok, a visiting Scholar at University of California San Diego, is hosting two lectures on Alexander von Humboldt.

When -
November 12th at 6:30pm-8:00pm
and
November 17th at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Where -
They are both online events and open via Zoom to anyone interested in learning more about California History!

Please RSVP for Zoom link to [email protected]

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

https://sandrarebok.net/

Thank you to our guests, sponsors and volunteers for an unforgettable night celebrating Lilian Rice!https://conta.cc/3ws...
11/10/2021

Thank you to our guests, sponsors and volunteers for an unforgettable night celebrating Lilian Rice!
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#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #sandiego #rsfarchives #innatranchosantafe

Thank you to our guests, sponsors and volunteers for an unforgettable night celebrating Lilian Rice!
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#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #sandiego #rsfarchives #innatranchosantafe

Last Call to get your tickets to the Roaring 20's Gala! Don't miss out on the event of the year.https://conta.cc/3BHdrvk
10/14/2021

Last Call to get your tickets to the Roaring 20's Gala! Don't miss out on the event of the year.

https://conta.cc/3BHdrvk

Last Call to get your tickets to the Roaring 20's Gala! Don't miss out on the event of the year.

https://conta.cc/3BHdrvk

Roaring 20’s Gala ~We are less than two weeks from the big night! If you are still deciding what to wear check out one o...
10/12/2021

Roaring 20’s Gala ~

We are less than two weeks from the big night! If you are still deciding what to wear check out one of our sponsors, EDIT Consignment & Boutique. They have quite a few dresses and gowns as well as accessories for the Gatsby theme if anyone still needs an outfit! @editconsignment

Recently a photo shoot was done with inspiration from Lilian Rice and her fellow Rancho Santa Fe Civic Center pals. These lovely ladies were dressed to impress and are very much giving 1920s glam!

Amazing photo! 📸 @megnphoto

Read our October Newsletter to find out more about the statue unveiling and Roaring 20's Gala. Plus, we say goodbye to a...
10/08/2021

Read our October Newsletter to find out more about the statue unveiling and Roaring 20's Gala. Plus, we say goodbye to a dear friend.
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https://conta.cc/2WRY445

Read our October Newsletter to find out more about the statue unveiling and Roaring 20's Gala. Plus, we say goodbye to a dear friend.
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https://conta.cc/2WRY445

Flashback Friday ~#1: Anyone for Golf? Rancho Santa Fe, photo taken circa 1940s#2: Rancho Santa Fe civic center, photo t...
10/01/2021

Flashback Friday ~

#1: Anyone for Golf? Rancho Santa Fe, photo taken circa 1940s

#2: Rancho Santa Fe civic center, photo taken circa 1950s

#3: Snapshot at the corner of Avenida Acacias and Paseo Delicias, photo taken 1923

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series ~ Yet another amazing speaker! Thank you Fred Grand for the amazing presentation,...
09/17/2021

Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series ~

Yet another amazing speaker! Thank you Fred Grand for the amazing presentation, Rancho Santa Fe in the first 7,000 years: Prehistoric Times to Rancho San Dieguito.

Fred is a Kumeyaay descendant and current Director of Community Engagement for Descendants of Early San Diego. Fred shred with us his knowledge of San Diego County’s first people and significant archeological sites in the San Dieguito Valley, including Osuna Ranch.

Special thanks to Park West and Caffe Positano for the refreshments! ☕️🥐🍉

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Rancho Santa Fe Legends ~   Walter Schirra, Jr., born March 12, 1923 in Hackensack, NJ. He was commonly known as “Wally”...
09/15/2021

Rancho Santa Fe Legends ~

Walter Schirra, Jr., born March 12, 1923 in Hackensack, NJ. He was commonly known as “Wally”, and began flying at just thirteen years-old.

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Schirra was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy on June 6, 1945. Schirra served during the final months of World War II aboard the large cruiser USS Alaska.

Schirra received his naval aviator wings in 1948 and joined Fighter Squadron 71 (VF-71) at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He spent the next ten years flying various missions for the US Navy.

From 1959 to 1969, Walter Schirra, Jr. had an impressive career with NASA. At the start, he was one of 110 military test pilots for the newly formed NASA Project Mercury, the first US-crewed space flight program. He became one of the “Original Seven” selected for the mission. He eventually became the only astronaut to fly in all three of the early US crewed spaceflight programs - Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. In 1969, Schirra left NASA Astronaut Corps after the Apollo launch and also retired from the US Navy as a rank of Captain.

Schirra settled into retirement in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and remained in San Diego until his passing in May of 2007.

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Rancho Santa Fe Legends ~

Walter Schirra, Jr., born March 12, 1923 in Hackensack, NJ. He was commonly known as “Wally”, and began flying at just thirteen years-old.

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Schirra was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy on June 6, 1945. Schirra served during the final months of World War II aboard the large cruiser USS Alaska.

Schirra received his naval aviator wings in 1948 and joined Fighter Squadron 71 (VF-71) at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He spent the next ten years flying various missions for the US Navy.

From 1959 to 1969, Walter Schirra, Jr. had an impressive career with NASA. At the start, he was one of 110 military test pilots for the newly formed NASA Project Mercury, the first US-crewed space flight program. He became one of the “Original Seven” selected for the mission. He eventually became the only astronaut to fly in all three of the early US crewed spaceflight programs - Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. In 1969, Schirra left NASA Astronaut Corps after the Apollo launch and also retired from the US Navy as a rank of Captain.

Schirra settled into retirement in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and remained in San Diego until his passing in May of 2007.

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Rancho Santa Fe Village Historic Walking Tour ~ The RSFHS is happy to announce our newest community use feature! A guide...
09/10/2021

Rancho Santa Fe Village Historic Walking Tour ~

The RSFHS is happy to announce our newest community use feature! A guided walking tour around Rancho Santa Fe’s village center describing historical buildings and locations via the Clio app 📲

Clio is an educational website and mobile application that guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. This walking tour gives residents and visitors a way of taking in local history and sunshine ☀️

To access this walking tour:
1. download the free Clio app
2. search “Rancho Santa Fe” in location line
3. click “Walking Tour of the Historic Rancho Santa Fe Village”
4. Enjoy!

This app provides a brief history on each location. You can either read this information on the app page or listen via the audio option. Let the app tour guide you, or make your own rout around the RSF Village area!

Special thanks to our UCSD intern, Sophia Daluraya, for her hard work and contribution to this project!

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Rancho Santa Fe Village Historic Walking Tour ~

The RSFHS is happy to announce our newest community use feature! A guided walking tour around Rancho Santa Fe’s village center describing historical buildings and locations via the Clio app 📲

Clio is an educational website and mobile application that guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. This walking tour gives residents and visitors a way of taking in local history and sunshine ☀️

To access this walking tour:
1. download the free Clio app
2. search “Rancho Santa Fe” in location line
3. click “Walking Tour of the Historic Rancho Santa Fe Village”
4. Enjoy!

This app provides a brief history on each location. You can either read this information on the app page or listen via the audio option. Let the app tour guide you, or make your own rout around the RSF Village area!

Special thanks to our UCSD intern, Sophia Daluraya, for her hard work and contribution to this project!

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Photo One:When a dispute between truck workers caused a halt in moving forward with construction, Lilian Rice and her fe...
09/03/2021

Photo One:
When a dispute between truck workers caused a halt in moving forward with construction, Lilian Rice and her fellow Rancho Santa Fe civic center women took the job upon themselves to drive the trucks. The four women dressed themselves in riding and hiking gear to tackle the job at hand. (1923)
Names listed clockwise - Lilian Rice (Master Architect, leaning with hat in hand), Virginia Smith (the hostess of La Morada), Bertha Kreuziger (secretary for the irrigation district), and Doris Chaney (Leone Sinnard’s secretary)

Photo Two:
View Point - Standing on the porch of the Rancho Santa Fe Inn, then named La Morada, looking down Paseo Delicias (1923)

Photo Three:
Rush hour at the intersection of Paseo Delicias, El Montevideo, and La Valle Plateada
(circa 1950s)

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

RSFHS is proud to provide community education opportunities with experts like Vonn Marie May. The Osuna Adobe is an impo...
08/26/2021
Osuna Adobe a significant piece of Rancho Santa Fe's history

RSFHS is proud to provide community education opportunities with experts like Vonn Marie May. The Osuna Adobe is an important historical asset to RSF, San Diego and California.
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https://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/local-news/story/2021-08-26/osuna-adobe-a-significant-piece-of-rancho-santa-fes-history

Rancho Santa Fe is home to one of the oldest historic adobes in California, tucked onto the Rancho Santa Fe Association-owned Osuna Ranch property on Via De Santa Fe.

Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series“The Osuna Adobe: Saved by Rancho Santa Fe …. Twice!”We are delighted to welcome b...
08/17/2021

Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series

“The Osuna Adobe: Saved by Rancho Santa Fe …. Twice!”

We are delighted to welcome back RSFHS Historian, Vonn Marie May, to speak to us about the history of the beloved Osuna Adobe. Join us on Friday, August 20th to learn more about the tumultuous history of one of the oldest historic adobes in California. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017, we want to share its special story so we can preserve and protect this cultural asset.

Space is limited to 20, so please reserve your spot now via our RSFHS website.

Program:
9:30 - Coffee and refreshments served
10:00 - Program begins
10:45 - Speaker Q&A Session

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series

“The Osuna Adobe: Saved by Rancho Santa Fe …. Twice!”

We are delighted to welcome back RSFHS Historian, Vonn Marie May, to speak to us about the history of the beloved Osuna Adobe. Join us on Friday, August 20th to learn more about the tumultuous history of one of the oldest historic adobes in California. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017, we want to share its special story so we can preserve and protect this cultural asset.

Space is limited to 20, so please reserve your spot now via our RSFHS website.

Program:
9:30 - Coffee and refreshments served
10:00 - Program begins
10:45 - Speaker Q&A Session

#ranchosantafe #lilianrice #laflechahouse #historicalsociety #rsfhs #rsfhistoricalsociety #history #northcounty #sandiego #rsfarchives

Don't miss this outstanding discussion about the Osuna I Adobe and its turbulent history. Only a few more seats are left...
08/15/2021

Don't miss this outstanding discussion about the Osuna I Adobe and its turbulent history. Only a few more seats are left. $15 for RSFHS members/$20 non-members. All are welcome!

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Don't miss this outstanding discussion about the Osuna I Adobe and its turbulent history. Only a few more seats are left. $15 for RSFHS members/$20 non-members. All are welcome!

https://conta.cc/3g591ph

12 years ago, RSFHS hung 5 commemorative bells along El Camino Real to commemorate the significance of “The King’s Road....
07/22/2021

12 years ago, RSFHS hung 5 commemorative bells along El Camino Real to commemorate the significance of “The King’s Road.” Yesterday one of our bells was struck, fell to the ground, & subsequently went missing. While we work with law enforcement to find or replace the bell, please read a little of their history.

#tbt #rsfhs #rsfhsarchives #Archivesathome

Our Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series has returned! Come learn more about The Life and Times of Lilian Rice from au...
07/14/2021

Our Coffee in the Courtyard Speaker Series has returned! Come learn more about The Life and Times of Lilian Rice from author Diane Welch.

Friday, July 16th 9:30am at RSFHS. Reserve your seat now. $15 for members, $20 for non-members and guests.

https://conta.cc/3B2kkHV

07/09/2021

RSFHS soon will be starting back up our walking tours of RSFHS too!

#archivesathome #rsfhs #rsf

Catch up on RSFHS happenings with our latest newsletter!https://conta.cc/3hTJeki
07/08/2021
RSFHS July 2021 Newsletter

Catch up on RSFHS happenings with our latest newsletter!
https://conta.cc/3hTJeki

Read more about what's new at RSFHS! Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society History Connects Us All July 2021 | Newsletter Tea Towel Map Sponsorships: Last Call! The deadline to be on our commemorative Te

Happy 4th! As you celebrate with friends and family, don’t forget the men and women who have helped keep us all safe. Li...
07/02/2021

Happy 4th! As you celebrate with friends and family, don’t forget the men and women who have helped keep us all safe. Listen to the oral histories of RSF vets in the Veteran’s History Project, including our beloved Roger Rowe.
#rsfhs #rsfhsarchives #tbt #Archivesathome #DigitalArchives #4thofJuly

RSFHS Veteran's Project at Library of Congress: https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/search?query=%20Rancho%20Santa%20Fe%20Historical%20Society&field=interviewerdonor

Roger Rowe Interview: https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.14890

RSFHS recently hosted an informal meeting with several Osuna descendants. With the help of RSFHS members Vonn Marie May,...
06/17/2021

RSFHS recently hosted an informal meeting with several Osuna descendants. With the help of RSFHS members Vonn Marie May, Fred Grand and the Descendants of Early San Diego chairwoman Connie Rascon Gunther, the Osuna descendants learned about RSF’s history and swapped stories/photos. You have the chance to learn more about the Osuna 1 site at the upcoming #AdobeHomeTour on 10/17/21.

#rsfhs #rsfhsarchives #DigitalArchives #tbt #Archivesathome

Enjoy our latest monthly newsletter! https://conta.cc/3x0ECyK
06/05/2021
RSFHS June 2021 Newsletter

Enjoy our latest monthly newsletter!
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Read more about what's new at RSFHS! Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society History Connects Us All June 2021 | Newsletter Time is Running Out! The deadline to be a part of our unique commemorative Tea To

Introducing our new monthly newsletter. Click below to read what's new at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society! https://co...
05/10/2021
RSFHS May 2021 Newsletter

Introducing our new monthly newsletter. Click below to read what's new at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society!
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Read more about what's new at RSFHS! Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society History Connects Us All May 2021 | Newsletter We're Open! Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society is now open. We currently are permi

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

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Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm

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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!!!👍🏻
Cooley Law expert seth Rafkin Esq on Tom Gildred of san diego at Emerald Textiles https://tomgildred.info Read all about the most bizarre Lawsuit used as a cover up for a love affair which includes both husband and wife's effort to cover. Truly one for the law books.