Local airfield’s history featured in Carmel Valley library event

Jeff Ohlson presents “A History of the Carmel Valley Vintage Airfield” at the next 1st Saturday Program, February 2, 2019, Carmel Valley branch library, 10:15 am.

Carmel Valley, California, January 14, 2019 – Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are pleased to welcome back Jeff Ohlson, a historian from the Carmel Valley Historical Society, presenting “A History of the Carmel Valley Vintage Airfield” on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:15 am, at the Carmel Valley branch library.

Jeff will give an overview of the Airfield’s intriguing history from its beginnings before World War II to when it ceased operation in the early 2000s.  His talk will also explore why the Airfield is considered a significant historical resource and will include rare photographs of the airfield and its vintage airplanes.

Jeff Ohlson was born and schooled in northern Wisconsin.  After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, he worked for The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airplane Flight Deck Design and Flight Crew Operations departments. After a 38-year career spanning several major airplane programs, he retired from Boeing in 2004.

He and his wife of 47 years, Cherie, live in the Robles del Rio area just south of Carmel Valley Village.  In 2012 Jeff volunteered for the Carmel Valley Historical Society and has since served on its Board of Directors, published several books on Carmel Valley history, curated several exhibits, and has given several talks on Carmel Valley’s history.

This free program at the Carmel Valley Branch is hosted by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library as part of the long-standing and popular 1st Saturday Series. Event begins at 10:15 am on February 2, 2019.  Seating is limited and complimentary refreshments are offered.  For further information, please call the library at 659-2377.


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