Local History Articles
Click on the titles of articles below to read past issues of the Museum's newsletter, The Grapevine.
Each informative, history-packed story shares first-person accounts related to Carpinteria's cultural heritage, covering many aspects of life and business in the coastal valley. From school days and summers at the beach to working the farms, packing houses, and small businesses downtown, Carpinterians have shared their stories with our newsletter team to document and interpret the rich history of California's coast.
The newsletter is a benefit of Society membership. To receive bi-monthly mailings of the newsletter, please consider becoming a member of the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History and support our efforts to preserve our local history!
Issues of The Grapevine
The Historic Franklin Trail: Early Adventures in the Backcountry
Remembering the Del Mar Theater and Beyond
Back When They Were Service Stations: Carpinteria Gas Stations, 1920s-1970s.
Springs of Pitch: The Asphalt Deposits of the Carpinteria Valley
Ada Lescher's Diary 1893-1896
The Russell Cup: California's Oldest High School Track Meet
We will continue to add stories from Carpinteria's past; check back here for new articles!