The Hall of Fame was created in 1989 as part of Vista Heritage Week, to honor significant people and their achievements that have enriched Vista’s vibrant history. Currently, it features more than 60 members. Inductions were made in each of the next three years, ceasing in 1992 and starting again in 1995, at which time the Vista Historical Society received custody of the photographs. Upon completion of the Museum, the Historical Society began to display the Hall of Fame members' portraits in the museum.

From 1995-2008, new members of the Hall of Fame were chosen by the Historical Society during even-number years and inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Society’s annual meeting. A maximum of two people (married couples counting as one), living or deceased, are added every even-numbered year. In 2007, the Early Residents Division was added on odd-numbered years to posthumously honor persons who have died at least 20 years previously. Since 2016 both divisions have been added every year.

ALAN SHADA

ALAN SHADA
REGULAR DIVISION 2000

ANTONIO DURAN

ANTONIO DURAN
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

BARNEY DONNA FIELDS

BARNEY & DONNA FIELDS
REGULAR DIVISION 2002

BEULAH POST

BEULAH MOSS POST
REGULAR DIVISION 1991

CAVE COUTS

CAVE COUTS
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

CHARLES HAUSLADEN

CHARLES HAUSLADEN
REGULAR  DIVISION 2010

CHARLES MULL

CHARLES MULL SR.
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

MELVIN REMSBURG

MELVIN Z. REMSBURG
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

BEATRICE FRANK MEYER

FRANK & BEE MEYER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2009

FRANK DELPY

FRANK B. DELPY
EARLY RESIDENTS 2009

GLORIA MCCLELLAN

GLORIA MCCLELLAN
REGULAR DIVISION 2004

HANS DOE

HANS DOE
REGULAR DIVISION 2002

HARRISON RUTH DOYLE

HARRISON & RUTH DOYLE
REGULAR DIVISION 1989

HOWARD AMEND

HOWARD AMEND
REGULAR DIVISION 2012

IDA DAWSON

IDA DAWSON
REGULAR DIVISION 1989

JAMES PORTER

JAMES PORTER
REGULAR DIVISION 2004

JOE MARY MOTTINO

JOE & MARY MOTTINO
REGULAR DIVISION 2012

JOHN A. FRAZIER

JOHN A. FRAZIER
EARLY RESIDENTS  2007

JOHN COSH

JOHN M. COSH
REGULAR DIVISION 1989

JOSEPH FOTHERINGHAM

JOSEPH FOTHERINGHAM
EARLY RESIDENTS  2007

JULES MARIA DELPY

JULES & MARIA DELPY
REGULAR DIVISION 1995

KATHY BROMBACHER

KATHY BROMBACHER
REGULAR DIVISION 2010

LEON BONE

LEON BONE
EARLY RESIDENTS 2013

LINDEN R. BURZELL

LINDEN BURZELL
REGULAR DIVISION 2008

META ROYER

META ROYER
REGULAR DIVISION 1990

MICHAEL IRVING

MICHAEL "MICKEY" IRVING
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

OLIVER CLARK

OLIVER CLARK
REGULAR DIVISION 2010

ORBEE MIHALEK

ORBEE MIHALEK
REGULAR DIVISION 1995

PAUL DIANE ECKERT

PAUL & DIANE ECKERT
REGULAR  DIVISION 2014

RALPH T. BRENGLE

RALPH T. BRENGLE
EARLY RESIDENTS 2009

ROBERT ELSINGER

ROBERT ELSINGER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2013

GEORGE EMILY SEXSMITH

GEO. & EMILY SEXSMITH
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

WILLIAM TAYLOR

WILLIAM D. TAYLOR
REGULAR DIVISION 2012

RUSSELL MARGIE THIBODO

RUSS & MARGIE THIBODO
REGULAR DIVISION 1998

LLOYD D. TRACY
LLOYD D. TRACY
REGULAR DIVISION 1991

MORRIS VANCE

MORRIS VANCE
REGULAR DIVISION 2008

HARRY CORA WALKER

HARRY & CORA WALKER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

WELLS MILLER

WELLS MILLER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

WILLIAM PECHSTEIN

WILLIAM PECHSTEIN
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

OLIVER K. WILLIAMSON

OLIVER WILLIAMSON
REGULAR 2006