The Scotts Valley Historical Society

The Scotts Valley Historical Society promotes an appreciation of local history on both adult and children's levels. We have done this through interpretive programs taken into the community and by offering a variety of speakers and programs.

We offer tours of the Scott House for interested groups, emphasizing the history of the site, its prehistoric archeological significance, and the role of the Scott House in the development of local history.

Activities undertaken by the Society have included a variety of speakers on local history, a vintage fashion show/luncheon, parade participation, wine tasting, local neighborhood history workshops, and special holiday activities.

The Scotts Valley Historical Society has participated actively in local community events such as Scotts Valley Days and county-wide events such as the Mission Fiesta.

We offer assistance to persons interested in researching the history of their homes, neighborhoods, or pioneer families.

The primary goal of the Scotts Valley Historical Society at present is the restoration of the Scott House, listed on National Register of Historic Places and built in 1853 by Hiram D. Scott, the namesake of Scotts Valley and former owner of the 4,436-acre Ranch San Agustin, now the city of Scotts Valley.