The Fallbrook Historical Society celebrated the 2018 Avocado Festival with an especially high-impact “store-front” presence this year. Located at 232 South Main, the Historical Society was able to enhance their presence with a one-day “mini-museum”, featuring FHS docents and an abundance of historical photos and information including story-boards around Fallbrook’s railroad history, old Main St., the historic Reche Schoolhouse and adobe reconstruction project, as well as features about the history and legacy of William Pittenger. Additionally, a video explaining the early origins of Fallbrook was “looped” throughout the day, with a centerpiece attraction of a running model train. Traffic and interest were high throughout the day, with multiple guests inquiring, “When did the museum move to Main St.“? – only for a day.
Accompanying the Historical Society for the event was an on-going demo from our frequent and favorite Fallbrook Carvers, in addition to a display introducing the new Fallbrook Film Society, including a video tribute to Fallbrook’s celebrity resident, Hollywood Academy Award-winning Director, Frank Capra. Interest in the Film Society was also high, with many people anxious to sign the guest-list for more information.