Elk Grove Historical Society

9941 East Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95759


About Us

The Elk Grove Historical Society was established in 1976 as the Bicentennial Committee to save the Rhoads School. Once the school was moved to the Elk Grove Park, saved and restored the Bicentennial Committee became the Elk Grove Historical Society.

We currently operate the Elk Grove Heritage Park. Our existing projects are the Rhoads School, a restored prairie school that provides school age children with a living history program of what school was like in the 1800s. Each day the school bell rings and a class of students spend a school day back in the late 1880s. They dress in period clothing, play period games and learn from the same books our ancestors used. The school is located just down the road from the Elk Grove Heritage Park in the middle of the beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park. The Elk Grove Heritage Park currently contains two buildings open to visitors; the reconstructed 1850 stage stop, Elk Grove House and the original San Joaquin Township Justice Court.

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