by admin on January 28, 2014

…to join a fabulous trip of History and Beauty sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and hosted by experienced travelers Jack and Kay Good.  Leaving on March 14, 2015, from Fresno and returning March 25th, the trip includes 10 nights on a deluxe river boat with visits to many historic towns and cities in France along the Seine River, traveling from Paris to Normandy and return to Paris on the boat.  Experience Paris, Giverny (Monet’s home), Vernon, Rouen, the Abbey of St. Wandrille de Fontenelle, Honfleur, a full day of Normandy and the D-Day landmarks, the Bayeux Tapestry and Les Andelys. 

You may click on the first link below to view a video of the trip.  The second link is the description of the ship and its amenities.  The ship is comfortable, the dining divine, the programs onboard interesting–informative–and fun! 

The price of the trip is all-inclusive with (1) airfare from Fresno, (2) airport to ship and return transfers, (3) meals and (4) most sight-seeing tours.  To determine the full price of the tour, pick the cabin category you desire and to that price add $1,399 for economy airfare from Fresno.  At this time, it is planned to fly from Fresno to San Francisco and then non-stop to Paris.  This air itinerary is not absolute, as the flight schedules have not been set this far in advance. 

Our group price is $200 lower than the standard pricing shown on the normal Vantage website. 

To obtain more information call Ken Rawlings:  559-658-8631 or Jack Good:  559-642-4242 (Jack not available most of March, April or May).

To make a reservation, call Vantage Travel  1-800-322-6677 and be sure to include the Group #647700.

The first 12 individuals or couples that make a reservation will receive a “Monet” travel diary.


Events:  Information for all:  559-642-4448 or 559-642-4242

March 29 to April 10:  Coarsegold Historical Sponsored Trip:  Waterways of Holland & Belgium
Saturday, April 26:  6 hour Stage Route History Bus Tour (West of Hwy 41)
Saturday, May 17:  6 hour Coarsegold to Willow Creek Bus Tour (East of Hwy 41)
Saturday, June 7: 11th Annual Music in the Meadow at the Coarsegold Historic Museum, 31899 Hwy 41; Noon to 4 p.m.  Food, two bands and this year we will honor area Museums.
Saturday, September 23:  (same as May 17–CG to Willow Creek Tour)
Saturday, October 19:  (Same as April 26–Stage Route Tour)


Music in the Meadow 7 June 2014

by admin on April 26, 2013

The 2014 Music  in the Meadow will be held the 7th of June 2014 , at the Coarsegold Historical Museum. This year’s event will feature “all music, all the time” with two bands playing throughout the afternoon. Featured performers are the returning “String Bandits” who play lively bluegrass music, and the “Morgan Canyon Band” who perform “mellow rock” from the 50’s, 60’s, and ‘70’s.  This fundraising event will run from 12:00 to 4:00 and will feature local museums.  Admission is only $10. Food and beverage (including beer and wine) will be available for your enjoyment (not included in ticket price). In addition, there will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Docents will be available for museum tours. Bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy a lovely afternoon surrounded by history and bathed in fun music.
Call 559-642-4448 for tickets
Our sponsors are Sullivan’s Tire Pros, Kenli, Inc. and Veater Financial.


Stage Route Tours for 2014

by admin on January 15, 2013

Three Stage Route Tours for 2014,  April 26, 2014,  and October 19, 2014.

Sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society, the Stage Route Tour is a six-hour bus excursion that takes travelers through the historic country of Eastern Madera County.  There is a running commentary throughout the trip from the local tour leaders.  From the Coarsegold Historic Museum, the bus travels west on Road 415 to Knowles with a stop and visit to the 2nd oldest bar in California.  On to the Raymond Museum, site of the trains and open stages that took the curious travelers up the mountains to Wawona and Yosemite Valley.  Travel the road they traveled on the stages, with a stop at what was once the thriving mining town of Grub Gulch.  Then visit the Indian Ceremonial Round House where lunch will be served and a lecture on local Indians will take place.  On to old “Fresno Flats,” then to Coarsegold for a short walking tour.  Finally, back to the Coarsegold museum for a mid-afternoon dessert and beverage. 

Reservations required: 559-642-4448 (museum) or 559-658-8631 (Ken).  (A $15 non-refundable deposit holds a seat.)


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Coarsegold Historical Society

by admin on December 31, 2008

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