(760) 630-0444

MUSEUM HOURS

Wednesday-Friday
10am - 2:30pm
Tours during closed hours are available by appointment.

MUSEUM LOCATION

2317 Old Foothill Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday
8am - 4pm

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O.Box 1032
Vista, CA 92085

FAX
(760) 295-9993

The Vista Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (IRS number 95-3752966).

Nominations for the 2020 selections for the Vista Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Vista Historical Society, are due Friday February 21, 2020.

The Hall of Fame celebrates Vista’s history by highlighting individual accomplishments in support of Vista. A minimum of two members will be elected to the hall of fame each year. One of these members will be from the regular division and one from the early residents division.

Nominations are now open for 2020 selections for the Vista Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Vista Historical Society. The Hall of Fame celebrates Vista’s history by highlighting individual accomplishments in support of Vista. A minimum of two members will be elected to the hall of fame each year. One of these members will be from the regular division and one from the early residents division.

Members and Friends of the Vista Historical Society

I want to thank all of our members and friends for your support this past year. 2019 has been a fairly successful year for the Vista Historical Society and Museum.
We were able to raise sufficient funds to repair the foundation of our 85 year old mu­seum building thanks in large part to your generous donations.

We also acquired a scanner based on a grant from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors that will allow us to digitize the remaining portion of the Vista Press, our historic city newspaper not on our website. We would like to place it on our website in the coming year. We have also used generous donations to purchase a hanging system to increase our ability to display Vista history.

A vital part of Vista’s heritage is the Vista Historical Society’s Museum at Rancho Minerva, where staff and docents preserve and honor the past while serving the present. Over the years, Vistans were warmly welcomed at Rancho Minerva for social events, and now it is the privilege of our docents to make visitors feel at home in this historic place.