(760) 630-0444

MUSEUM HOURS

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID

10am to 2pm
Wednesday through Friday
By appointment only>

MUSEUM LOCATION

2317 Old Foothill Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

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).

Beginning March 24, 2021, the Vista Historical Museum will be open for scheduled tours only. We will be open for tours most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Tours of up to two hours for up to six people can be booked by calling 760.630.0444 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a minimum 24 hours in advance.

Only one tour group is allowed in the museum at a time. All tours will include temperature check and social distancing. Masks are required at all times.

For more information call 760.630.0444.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Health rules permitting, the Vista Historical Society annual meeting and Hall of Fame induction (postponed from 2020 because of the pandemic) will be held at the Shadowridge Country Club at 11:00 a.m. on

Saturday, May 15, 2020. Members of the board of directors will be installed and 2020 Vista Hall of Fame members will be honored. Also because of the pandemic, no new Hall of Fame members were elected in 2021.

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020 were Ron Holloway, Ted Huntalas, Bainbridge and Nancy Larkin, Jim and Carlotta Malone, Marty Miller, and Mary Regan.

Ron Holloway, a civil engineer by profession, is known as one of the founders of Alta Vista Gardens and one of its chief strategists over the years. He and other dedicated volunteers have made the gardens what they are today.

Ted Huntalas was born and raised in Vista and lived at Rancho Minerva for most of his life. As well as farming at the ranch he was noted realtor developer.

Bainbridge and Nancy Larkin lived in Vista for many years. He was a practicing dentist and both he and Nancy participated in the civic life of Vista. They were known for their encouragement of music in the schools and creating Valley Fort on the way to Fallbrook.

Jim and Carlotta Malone, both teachers, are known for their assistance at the Moonlight Amphitheater from its beginning, she in costumes and he in set construction.

Marty Miller is well-known as the coach of the little league baseball team that went all the way the to final two in the little League world series. He is also a Director of the Vista Irrigation District, local contractor and civic activist.

Mary Regan has long been known as a civic activist. She has been on the boards of many philanthropic organizations as well as City commissions. She is long known as the force that brought the San Diego Symphony to the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

The annual meeting is open to Vista Historical Society & Museum members and all interested area residents.

The deadline for reservations is Thursday, May 6. 2021. Reservations made for the 2020 annual meeting have been transferred to the 2021 meeting.

Reservations for the 2021 luncheon and meeting are required, at a cost of $40 per person, and may be obtained as follows. Please be sure to indicate your menu choice for each individual registered.

CLICK HERE FOR MENU CHOICES
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO TELEPHONE THE MUSEUM OFFICE 760.630.0444
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MAIL YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST TO P.O. BOX 1032, VISTA CA 92085-1032