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Alpine Historical Society’s John DeWitt Museum Will Be Closed Until Further Notice

March 15, 2020 – In the interest of public health the Alpine Historical Society’s John DeWitt museum will be closed until further notice. The safety of our visitors and volunteers is our primary concern. We hope this current condition will be of short duration and that we can re-open soon. In the interim, please visit our website for news and information about Alpine’s history – www.alpinehistory.org Tom Myers

 

 

Come See Vintage Antiques from Alpine’s History at the Alpine Library – March 5, 2020

FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES! Vintage Antiques from Alpine’s History! Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6 pm at the Alpine Library! What do a McGuffey Reader, a butter churn, a monument marker, and a marriage license all have in common? They are all over a century old and can all be seen at Alpine’s John De Witt Museum.  Tom Myers, President of the Alpine Historical Society, will bring a variety of objects, each over 100 years old, to the Alpine Library to illustrate the new poster exhibit at the Library. Tom will talk about each item, describe how it was used, and tell its story. The presentation will provide insight on the life and times of early Alpine settlers. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email AlpineLibrary@sdcounty.ca.govwww.facebook.com/alpinelibrary  See more Library events HERE

GREAT ALPINE STORIES! Free Presentation at the Next Alpine Historical Society Meeting – February 16, 2020

Have you heard the one about how Cockney Bill found a wife? What do olives and one little boy have in common? How about the story of how Alpine got its first “harmonium”? Do you know the story of Frank Ball’s first car? Who saved the Grand Opening of Bailey’s Cafe? Have you ever used a wheelbarrow as a car? These stories and more will be told on February 16th, 2020 at the next Alpine Historical Society’s meeting, Potluck & Presentation at the Alpine Woman’s Club (2156 Alpine Blvd., Alpine)  Admission is FREE (donations appreciated) but seating is limited, please make a reservation: call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or send an email to info@alpinehistory.org. Schedule: 1pm – Potluck Luncheon, 1:45pm – General Membership Meeting: Election of Officers & Directors, 2pm –  Great Alpine Stories Program. Learn more at www.alpinehistory.org

Alpine’s Historic Wildfires: What have we learned? Free Presentation – October 20, 2019

Please join us for a free presentation about Alpine’s Historic Wildfires by Jason McBroom, Alpine Fire Marshall on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:30pm at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd., Alpine. October is Fire Prevention Month. Please come to our Wildfire Program where the Alpine Fire Marshal, Jason McBroom, will share his wealth of fire information with us. History of Wildfires in Alpine over the Past Century. How can we make Alpine Fire Safe? What does the future hold? 1:30pm Light Desserts then at 2pm the Wildfire Presentation will begin. Admission is FREE (donations appreciated) but seating is limited, please make a reservation: call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or send an email to info@alpinehistory.org

 

Alpine Historical Society Museum OPEN HOUSE – August 24 & 25, 2019

Open House this weekend for the Alpine Historical Society! The Alpine Historical Society’s John De Witt Museum will be open this Saturday and Sunday, August 24 & 25, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm.

The Dr. Sophronia Nichols’ House displays  first doctor’s life, early school days and the Foss Family. The “Then and Now” exhibit in the Adam Beaty House shows contrasting artifacts and photos of the past and present.  Alpine’s beekeeping history is shown in the John Harbison room. Special looks at the restored buggy and Rorie, the five foot fiberglass gorilla,  can be found in the Carriage House. Private and group tours can also be scheduled by contacting Carol Morrison at 619-445-2544. For more info please call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or email info@alpinehistory.org or visit www.alpinehistory.org The Alpine Historical Museum is located at 2116 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 659-8740

George Washington Webb & Sons Early Alpine Adventures at the Next Historical Society Meeting – August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019. The Alpine Historical Society will be having their monthly Meeting and Potluck at the Alpine Woman’s Club (2156 Alpine Blvd.) Sam S. Webb, a fourth generation Californian and family biographer, will bring stories of Alpine’s earliest and most influential settler and his family’s many adventures in the area. Hear about Alpine’s first school, Toll Road to Julian’s gold mines, protection of the first school Marn from dastardly deeds of a Frenchman and more. All are welcome. Please bring a potluck item for the luncheon at 1pm or arrive at 1:45 pm for the brief general meeting, immediately followed by the speaker at 2pm. Admission is free, but make a reservation by calling Tom Myers at (619)885-8063 or email to infor@alpinehistory.org.

Our Open House at the Alpine History Museum this month is on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm. For more info please call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or email info@alpinehistory.org or visit www.alpinehistory.org The Alpine Historical Museum is located at 2116 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 659-8740

 

FIRST EVER Historical Trolley Tour of Alpine! Reserve Your Spot TODAY!- September 29, 2019

Take a Trolley Tour of Historic Alpine! Mark your calendars and plan to join the Alpine Historical Society for our FIRST EVER, docent narrated, trolley tour of historic Alpine and Viejas valley on Sunday, September 29, 2019! Tours will be at 1pm and 3:30 pm — Reservations Required. The narrated tour will take you to more than two dozen sites in Alpine and Viejas Valley where historians will discuss the first people, the Spanish era, early settlers, and the growth and development of our town. The tours start at the John DeWitt Museum. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and board the trolley. The tour ends at the John DeWitt Museum where it began. Each tour will take about 1-1/2 hours. The museum is located at 2116 Tavern Road in Alpine. Cost: $35.00 per person Reservations (prepaid) are required for these tours. Please call Lisa (951) 704-8854 or EMAIL HERE to make your reservations.

 

Alpine Historical Society Museum OPEN HOUSE – June 29 & 30, 2019

Open House this weekend for the Alpine Historical Society! The Alpine Historical Society’s John De Witt Museum will be open this Saturday and Sunday, June 29 & 30, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm at 2116 Tavern Road.

The Dr. Sophronia Nichols’ House displays  first doctor’s life, early school days and the Foss Family. The “Then and Now” exhibit in the Adam Beaty House shows contrasting artifacts and photos of the past and present.  Alpine’s beekeeping history is shown in the John Harbison room. Special looks at the restored buggy and Rorie, the five foot fiberglass gorilla,  can be found in the Carriage House. Private and group tours can also be scheduled by contacting Carol Morrison at 619-445-2544. For more info please call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or email info@alpinehistory.org or visit www.alpinehistory.org The Alpine Historical Museum is located at 2116 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 659-8740

 

 

The Man from 1926 Comes to Alpine! A Fathers’ Day Special for the Men in Your Lives – June 16, 2019

The Man from 1926 comes to Alpine! A Fathers’ Day Special for the Men in your Lives.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd. Potluck at 1:00 pm or program only at 1:45pm. James Train joins us as a time traveler with entertaining stories, photos, artifacts and a 1926 Model T. This is a FREE EVENT. Reservation: Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or info@alpinehistory.org

 

Alpine Historical Society Museum OPEN HOUSE – April 27 & 28, 2019

Alpine Historical Society Open House this Weekend! The Alpine Historical Society’s John De Witt Museum at 2116 Tavern Road will be open this Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The Dr. Nichols’ House displays Alpine’s early pioneer days to the 1930’s. The Adam Beaty House shows the contrasting “Then and Now” exhibit in artifacts and photos of the past and present.  Alpine’s beekeeping history is shown in the John Harbison room. Tour the yard with antique farm equipment, a working hand water pump and an herb garden around the buildings.

Private tours can be scheduled by contacting Carol Morrison at 619-445-2544. For more info please call Tom Myers at 619-885-8063 or email info@alpinehistory.org or visit www.alpinehistory.org

The Alpine Historical Museum is located at 2116 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 659-8740