The Spring Valley Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization, funded entirely by membership dues, contributions, and fund raisers. Meetings are held at the adobe annex the first Saturday of each even-numbered month at 7 p.m. (preceded by a potluck dinner at 6 p.m.) The society is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers to be tour docents, especially for elementary school classes.
The Society operates the Bancroft Ranch House as a free museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Spring Valley area. Guided group tours may be arranged by calling the caretaker at (619) 469-1480.
The museum is located at 9050 Memory Lane in Spring Valley. Memory Lane is located off Bancroft Drive, between Highway 94 (or Campo Road) and Kenwood Drive. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the solitude of the peaceful location hidden from the busy world. There's always a gently breeze blowing and chickens scratching across the yard, and an occasional sighting of a resident bunny.
To become a member of the society or to contribute a donation, please mail your check to: Spring Valley Historical Society, PO Box 142, Spring Valley CA 91976.
|Yearly dues (July 1 - June 30):|
|Family (1 household)||$15.00|
|Student (under 18)||$5.00|
|Life Member||$150.00 (one time payment)|
With your membership, please include name, address, and phone (and e-mail, if desired). Birth and anniversary dates are optional, to be used in the bi-monthly newsletter. E-mail can be sent to the Newsletter Editor at SpringVlyHistSoc@aol.com. Please include SVHS in the subject.