Friday, September 3, 2010


Did you know that Rancho Cordova was once home to many great vineyards and farms? Or that Art Linkletter helped christen one of the first subdivisions in the area? Come to a Rancho Cordova Historical Society meeting and find out more!

The Rancho Cordova Historical Society (RCHS) was established in 2009. The founding Board of Directors include Craig Osborn-President, Lynne Fulgham-Vice President, Linda Budge-Treasurer, Janet Huddle-Secretary, Marjorie Boulton-Historian, Daphne Gill, Dr. Merlin Mauk, Katherine Weedman-Cox and JoAnn (Cabral) Wilson. It is affiliated with the Cordova Community Council and the City of Rancho Cordova.

The vision of the newly formed RCHS is to be a trusted steward of historically valuable artifacts and an innovative educator for the public. Their geographic reach covers the local area broadly, expanding beyond the limits of the City of Rancho Cordova.

RCHS members in period clothing
at the Kick-off celebration
During the recent Family History Day and RCHS Kick-off celebration with the American River Grange, the RCHS was able to capture many oral histories, gave tours of the Kilgore Cemetery and help the residents of Rancho Cordova celebrate their history.

Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of every month at 5:00 P.M. at the Rancho Cordova City Hall 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. All meetings are open to the public. In the works is a monthly “RC Social” where folks can set the board meeting details aside and celebrate with stories and conversation.

Did your ancestors live in the geographic region now known as Rancho Cordova? The RCHS invites you to visit their exhibit at Family History Day at the California State Archives and talk to Society members about their growing collection of photographs, memorabilia and oral histories.  Also, learn about their current effort to compile a list of local residents who want to share their great memories and photographs of living in this area.

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