A Celebration of Tradition

The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society (RSFHS), established in 1985, has served its community by upholding its mission to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the documents, photos, and artifacts that connect residents to Rancho Santa Fe and its past. In the last 30 years the society has done its part to celebrate local history and embrace traditions, old and new. The RSFHS recently celebrated its history by honoring Rea Mowery for his contributions to the community. The Rea Mowery Garden was commemorated to him at La Flecha House, which is historically significant for the society. One of the RSFHS’s earliest volunteers, Rea was instrumental in obtaining the house. “We will forever be indebted to the contribution Rea Mowery made to the Historical Society and to the community,” shared RSFHS President John Vreeburg.

While they celebrate their past, the historical society continues to look toward the future by getting ready for their annual Home Tour, which this year has changed into the Barn Tour to acknowledge the rich equestrian history of “The Ranch.” Of the updated theme, John explained, “Horses have played a major role here in the Ranch, which is a community that truly caters to horse enthusiasts. With that in mind, we were aware of some splendid barns that we thought would be interesting for the general public to view.” The tour will be similar to that of past events with a designated route of six locations, and an event at the end of the day to bring everyone together. The tour has received a Blue Ribbon sponsorship from long time 92067 resident Dorothy McCrink, which she donated as a gift in the memory of her late husband, Edward McCrink. For more information on the RSFHS’s mission and events visit www.ranchosantafehistoricalsociety.org.