There are many exhibits at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum.

At present, “The Filipinos of South Bay,” is the featured exhibit and tells the journey of Filipinos from the Philippines to the South Bay. It will provide Philippine history, the geography and waves of migration. It will feature stories of Filipinos in the military, education, business and government as well as themes of Philippine organizations and pageants, from faith to fiestas, and building community through dance and music,” said Anamaria Cabato, co-chair of the exhibit’s planning committee.

“The purpose of the exhibit is to share the history of the Philippines and how Filipino immigrants came to this country. It will share the importance of community in bringing connections and contributions that helped us find a place where we belong.”

The exhibit opens with a reception at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center Library in Chula Vista, where it will be on display through the end of 2023. This partnership with the library, the Friends of the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, PASACAT, the Filipino American National Historical Society’s San Diego chapter, and the Council of Philippine American Organizations began with talks in 2018 that were stalled by the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but picked up again with virtual meetings and community listening sessions to gather stories, photos, memorabilia and other items to include in the display.


Other current exhibits:

Chula Vista Fire Department Centennial

Chula Vista Fire Department Commemorates Its Centennial on May 2, 2021. The exhibit at the Chula Vista South Library on Orange Avenue provides a look back at the 100 year history of Chula Vista Fire Department through interviews and photo archives.   Video



Chula Vista Heritage Museum website

Past Exhibits


Upcoming Exhibits