Chula Vista Heritage Museum

Chula Vista Heritage Museum

Current exhibit: RUTH: Remember Us the Holocaust

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Chula Vista Fire Department - 100 yrs!

Chula Vista Fire Department - 100 yrs!

Exhibit in the South Chula Vista Library celebrating 100th anniversary of the Fire Department

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Our Lives Our Future

Our Lives Our Future

Interviews of community members building our South Bay. on YouTube

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Speakers and Exhibits. Mark your Calendars and Join US!

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Welcome to South Bay Historical Society.   We were formed as a nonprofit educational organization to serve the needs of our membership and community.  Our mission is to  preserve and promote the history of the region of San Diego from National City to the border.  

Browse our pages, come to our events, share your history with us!

We hold regular meetings and events that allow all members to participate in historical discussions and join in activities that promote the mission of the Society.  Our Bulletin is published regularly with stories of the area’s history and this website maintains a database of useful resources about the history of the region.   The South Bay historical archive room is available in the Chula Vista Civic Library and contains books, photos, articles and artifacts of interest to the historian or researcher.

We also act as a clearinghouse for the many organizations such in the region, such as the genealogy society, that are involved in education and historic preservation, and promote the sharing of information about historic sites, family artifacts and photographs, exhibits and oral histories.

South Bay Historical Society  supports the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, with a shared Board of Directors and mission.   Chula Vista Heritage Museum is supported by the Friends of the Chula Vista Library. Founded in 1968, the Friends of the Chula Vista Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support of the Chula Vista Public Library and the Chula Vista Heritage Museum through advocacy, fundraising and volunteerism.