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Preserving Fallbrook history a work in progress

FALLBROOK — The Fallbrook Historical Society was recently honored with a very generous donation from the estate of longtime Fallbrook resident Mary Bradford Pullen, courtesy of her niece Nancy Bradford Ordway and family.

Society members feel blessed by this donation at this time because of the tremendous expenses of the new building and other improvements.

Anyone who has not visited the museum lately is welcome to come and enjoy the many new additions and improvements.

With the very dedicated help of the society’s board and many generous volunteers, the beautiful barn has been completed and now is known as the Donald J. Rivers Interpretive Center. It has already been used for many different activities, including a barn sale and the Old Timers’ Picnic, and will soon be available for community use.

The Historical Society is very fortunate to have a wonderfully talented and hardworking board. Under the dedicated eye of President Jack Story, board members are Sandra Baxter, Marion Clemmons, Bruce Dennett, Judy Gillespie, Bob Fender, Virginia Grossman, Dode Martin, Bev McDougal, Don McLean, Thea Moore, Cecelia Njust, Margaret Ray, Mary Rivers and Charlotte Wright.

The museum is staffed entirely by volunteers and can use other loyal Fallbrook residents to give a few hours of their time to help preserve the history of this unique town. Anyone who is interested can leave a message at (760) 723-4125.

Volunteers are not required to have lived in the community long, just to be interested in preserving it for future generations. There are many different chores that can be done.

The museum complex is open to the public Thursdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Everyone is asked to come and support the society, entering at the gate off of South Hill Avenue, just south of Rockycrest Road (off of South Mission).

 

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