Are you wondering about the history of the South Bay including neighborhoods, shops, people, the South Bay past, and so much more? Do you like exploring your own backyard as though you were traveling for the first time to an exotic location? From North, South, East and West, our South Bay history is filled with incredible stories that make our region so special.  

We are so glad you found us. 

The South Bay Historical Society, established in 2013, seeks to highlight the diverse communities of the South Bay, San Diego from National City to the U.S.-Mexico border. We host events, create exhibits and support the community in their historical needs and interests.

We offer several ways to let you engage with us through our online videos, exhibits, events, bulletins, social media and museums. The Chula Vista Public Library has so much to offer with books written about those that have embraced the history of who we are. The best way to learn about us is to explore. From the Pacific Ocean and south Bayfront to Proctor valley, we have nature preserves and trails, parks and historic locations to fill your day with fun, exercise and knowledge about our past. South Bay San Diego has an amazing, diverse history from millions of years ago, thru many migrations and settlements to today’s vibrant community.  Join us as a member today, be curious, bring your stories, meet fellow members and make our organization special. 

We want to know about you. Share your history with us. Our events include hearing about your history. Our bulletins ask members to share articles about historical facts about our great history.

Please visit facebook pages for South Bay Historical Society and the Chula Vista Heritage Museum.   Also visit our youtube channel, OUR LIVES OUR FUTURE with Harry Orgovan and Sandra Scheller.  Here you can watch and learn about historical and education leaders in our community.