Alpine Historical

About Us

HISTORY OF THE ALPINE HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION SOCIETY

The first official meeting of the Alpine Historical Society was held on April 8, 1962 at Sky Mesa Ranch, the home of Clayburn and Bea LaForce. Twenty-two people attended and elected the following officers: Ralph Walker, President; Lenore Oakleigh Lusk, Vice President; and Bea LaForce, Secretary and Treasurer. For the next 34 years, the members of the Society kept photos, important papers and documents in their own homes. Then, in 1996, John Colby DeWitt, a long-time land owner in Alpine, in his Will made a condition of the sale of his property to a developer to be contingent upon the donation of Dr. Sophronia Nichols historic home and carriage house, and an acre of land surrounding it to the Alpine Historical Society.

As with all non-profit organizations, the success of our endeavors rests in the hands of dedicated and willing volunteers. Throughout the years, the society has been fortunate in having many local residents who share information and give freely of their time.

2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President   BOB RING
1st Vice President, Programs   CORINNE LEWIS
2nd Vice President, Membership   CARMEN RING
3rd Vice President, Property   MARTY COCHRAN
Secretary   BARBARA MCCURTIS
Treasurer   LISA CELESTE
Director, Archivist   CAROL MORRISON
Director, Vintage Autos   NORM KLING
Director   JANET HARRIS

Director, Social Media   OPEN

Newsletter Editor   OPEN

LIFE MEMBERS

Carlette Anderson
Deborah Anderson
George Anderson
Mark L. Anderson
Franklin R. Ball
David Carey
Lisa & Dave Celeste
Ted Christensen
James H. Cleland
James David
Rita David
Peggy & Jim Easterling
Beverly Falor

Katie Ford

Vincent Fritts
Paul Gonya
Janet M. Harris
Lindy Harshberger

Hilde Hinchcliff

Leslie Holben

Ken & Denise Hujing

Ben Johnson
Bill & Diane Keltner
Jill & Shawn Killion
John Krempp
Barbara Lea LaForce
J. Clayburn LaForce
Carylyn Landt
Joanne & Martin Marugg
Cheryl Minshew
Carol Morrison
Tom & Judy Myers

Ann & John Pierce

Janet & Bill Peyton

Warner Recabaren & Family

Bob & Carmen Ring
Kurt Scherbaum
Kevin & Alejandra Schumacher
Albert Simonson
Donna Sisson
Virginia Sisson
Guille & Rodney Tuttle
Paul & Carol Walker
Joan Waterworth

BUSINESS LIFE MEMBERS

Brabazon Alpine Paving and Trucking
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Rock Canyon Animal Rescue Foundation
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
RGT Charitable Trust
Turvey Granite Pit
Chris Wiley, Primary Residential Mortgage
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