Over 100 people attended VISALIA HERITAGE’S first event of the 2024 year to hear the history of Fort Visalia, where Visalia began in 1852, told by local historian Terry Ommen. Fiddler Tim Johnson kept the crowd clapping to the beat of music from the bygone days. Everyone got to tour our new Heritage Room mini museum to see a diorama of the fort and photos of early Visalia. Also on display were artifacts that were discovered at the site while The Lofts were being constructed. More Visalia Heritage events are being planned for the year.

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