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The South County Historical Society represents the areas of Arroyo Grande,  Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, Halcyon,  Edna Valley, Los Berros, Oso Flaco and Huasna in San Luis Obispo County, California. 

The Society is structured as a nonprofit organization and depends solely on donations and volunteers to continue its work. Click on News & Events to read our Newsletter!

2018 Board Elections!

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the South County Historical Society held their annual membership meeting and election of officers. A slate of board members was provided by the membership committee and no nominations were offered from the floor. A unanimous vote of the quorum of members elected the officers as proposed.

Lunch followed the election of officers to all in attendance. The refreshment committee did an outstanding job of providing pizza, deserts and drinks.

The election was followed by a presentation from Jim Gregory who announced the release of his latest book, "San Luis Obispo Outlaws, Desperados, Vigilantes and Bootleggers". A reading by Mr. Gregory provided an interesting insight into the early years of lawlessness in San Luis Obispo County. Copies of his book are available at the SCHS.

The 2018 Board of Directors are as follows:

President: Mike Drees
V.P. Ways and Means: Paul Provence
Treasurer: Gail Maggio
Secretary: Polly Nelson
Membership Chair: Nan Fowler
Public Information Officer: Vivian Krug - Cotton
Curator of Collections: Jan Scott
Docent Leader: Linda Kime
Property Manager: Joe Swigert
Information Systems: Jeff Kime
Parlimentarian: Eric Nelson
Coorresponding Secretary: Colleen Drees


We've completed the repairs on the Schoolhouse and our Grand Re-Dedication was a Grand Success. If you were unable to attend or if you were there, click the schoolhouse for a look at all the photos!

You can still help by making a donation by clicking the following link to FreeFunder.  Every dollar helps.  Thank you for supporting the Santa Manuela Schoolhouse Repairs -  Click Here and you will be taken to the FreeFunder Schoolhouse donation site.

Did you know that our Newsletter is available on line?  Click on New & Events on the left for the latest issue and past issues.

What's New? Did you know you can do a GeoCach tour in Arroyo Grande?! What is GeoChaching you ask?
Read more here.

Historian of the Year Awarded to Ross Kongable! Read more here.






















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