New Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society board working to preserve Rancho Santa Fe’s treasured past


By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society’s new board got to work on Tuesday, April 16, to continue its mission to “collect, preserve, research and interpret” the documents, photos and artifacts that connect the community to the past. The Historical Society aims to help people learn more about the history of Rancho Santa Fe through its archives, special events, educational programs and publications.

One such way is through the village walking tour. Thanks to a grant from San Diego County last year, the Historical Society recently had new maps printed up for the tour, a glossy pamphlet filled with information and past and present photos of 14 village landmarks.

The RSF Historical Society is always looking for volunteers to keep its nonprofit organization running. Volunteer opportunities include helping with events, training as a docent, transferring archived data to computers, scanning photos and articles or helping to plan the summer home tour. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to become a member, visit