A Living History Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale: “The Godmother of Thanksgiving” Did you ever wonder how this uniquely American holiday got started? Most people in the USA never even heard of Thanksgiving until Sarah Hale introduced it in 1827. Sarah shares her passionate and unrelenting 40 year campaign to create a national day of […]

Experience this annual historical reenactment at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark.  It commemorates author Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1883 visit that inspired her to make this California Rancho one of the settings for her novel “Ramona”.   The suggested donation is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Details about the activities and […]

It’s time once again to have fun enjoying and reliving the days of yesteryear.  The Pleasant Valley Historical Society (PVHS) is getting ready to give our children (of all ages) the opportunity to observe and participate in grinding wheat, making tortillas and butter, panning for gold, doing laundry with a washboard, making a dragonfly or […]