Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center The Bonita Historical Society is dedicated to preserve, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, art, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nacion in South San Diego County.
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Operating as usual

Bonitafest
09/12/2020

Bonitafest

ONE MORE WEEK! :)
We're so excited for our Bonitafest Neighborhood Car Parade!
Everyone is welcome to participate. There are no sign-ups or registration, just arrive at Sweetwater Community Church at 9:00am for staging. The parade steps off at 10:00am sharp!

Thank you to our brave fire fighters!
09/09/2020

Thank you to our brave fire fighters!

Bonita FD Engine 38 has been on the Valley Fire since Saturday while attached to Strike Team 6441A. Stay safe!

September at the Museum: Bonitafest http://p0.vresp.com/6NkwNV #vr4smallbiz
09/03/2020
September at the Museum: Bonitafest

September at the Museum: Bonitafest http://p0.vresp.com/6NkwNV #vr4smallbiz

BONITA MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2020    Nimpa Akana, President  ​Leo Cullina, Vice President    David McLellan, Treasurer    William Osborne. Secretary     Diana Mar Jip-Chuh    Alex Galicia John Garcia, Esq.  

08/26/2020
Lenin the Dancer

Are you an artist who has been affected financially by covid? Please see the grant that opened today being administered by the San Diego Arts & Culture Coalition: see guidelines below...
https://sandiegoracc.submittable.com/submit/172633/san-diego-artist-relief-fund-arts-culture-challenge-phase-ii

https://youtu.be/Z-q3B7D45jM

San Diego dancer, Lenin Gutierrez, known as the "Starbucks kid," speaks up for fellow artists of color and to support the San Diego Artist Relief Fund. To do...

Mehl Lawson demonstrates his sculpting art. From a few years ago.
08/22/2020

Mehl Lawson demonstrates his sculpting art. From a few years ago.

Summer Museum at Home http://p0.vresp.com/yg3sC3 #vr4smallbiz
08/07/2020
Summer Museum at Home

Summer Museum at Home http://p0.vresp.com/yg3sC3 #vr4smallbiz

This exciting new exhibit illustrates the ancient history of life in the Southern California region with special attention given to the fossils found in the geologic record here in Bonita and South Bay San Diego. Visitors experience a cross-section of layers showing simulated fossils of a Mosasaur,....

08/02/2020
Can you find one of our local paleontologists?  This is part of the new exhibit at the museum featuring fossils of South...
07/31/2020

Can you find one of our local paleontologists? This is part of the new exhibit at the museum featuring fossils of South Bay including a Gem Pocket of minerals and rocks like local tourmaline, quartz and mica from our friends at the the Oceanview Mine.

South Bay Artist Relief (unfortunately if you are collecting unemployment you can not apply for this grant).  Send your ...
07/24/2020
Press Releases

South Bay Artist Relief (unfortunately if you are collecting unemployment you can not apply for this grant). Send your questions to: [email protected]

New relief program funded by the California Arts Council offers unrestricted $1,000 grants for individuals in California impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; nearly $1 million investment will support more than 900 individuals

6 years ago at the Bonita Museum, Mehl Lawson giving an art class
07/17/2020

6 years ago at the Bonita Museum, Mehl Lawson giving an art class

Today is the day when local fabricator Nicole Deline gave the fossils their new home in the Paleontology exhibit. She ha...
07/16/2020

Today is the day when local fabricator Nicole Deline gave the fossils their new home in the Paleontology exhibit. She handmade each metal fossil mount and they are beautiful

July 11 South Bay Art Calls, Public Sculpture http://p0.vresp.com/Ce66KZ #vr4smallbiz
07/02/2020
July 11 South Bay Art Calls, Public Sculpture

July 11 South Bay Art Calls, Public Sculpture http://p0.vresp.com/Ce66KZ #vr4smallbiz

The Port of San Diego invites professional artists and artist groups to submit their qualifications for the Harbor Park Call for Artists opportunity.  As part of the Port’s Chula Vista Bayfront Park development, this is a unique opportunity for artists to create innovative and engaging permanent ...

New work from Richard Howell and welcoming visitors back to the museum with Daryl and Miguel.
07/02/2020

New work from Richard Howell and welcoming visitors back to the museum with Daryl and Miguel.

Re-opening the Bonita Museum, July 1st. http://p0.vresp.com/GFanUp #vr4smallbiz
07/01/2020
Re-opening the Bonita Museum, July 1st.

Re-opening the Bonita Museum, July 1st. http://p0.vresp.com/GFanUp #vr4smallbiz

BONITA MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2020    Nimpa Akana, President  ​Leo Cullina, Vice President    David McLellan, Treasurer    William Osborne. Secretary     Diana Mar Jip-Chuh    John Garcia, Esq.  

6 years ago. Taste of Bonita 2014
06/27/2020

6 years ago. Taste of Bonita 2014

The museum will re-open in July with the "Woodworkers of Bonita and San Diego County" exhibition.  The museum will be op...
06/24/2020

The museum will re-open in July with the "Woodworkers of Bonita and San Diego County" exhibition. The museum will be open from 10am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm) Wed. thru. Sat. to view the exhibition during the month of July. Facemasks and social distancing are required. We look forward to your visit.

In case you like to sew...find free patterns of historical clothing from past centuries
06/22/2020
Undertaking the Making: LACMA Costume and Textiles Pattern Project | LACMA

In case you like to sew...find free patterns of historical clothing from past centuries

The Pattern Project is an online resource produced by the Costume and Textiles department at LACMA which publishes free downloadable garment patterns of historic dress in the permanent collection. Each printable PDF includes a scaled pattern of an extant fashion object from the collection, a descrip...

A year ago at the Bonita Museum on Flag Day
06/14/2020

A year ago at the Bonita Museum on Flag Day

Behind the scenes, improvement projects coming together including the new shed, banner frame and paleontology "deep dive...
06/10/2020

Behind the scenes, improvement projects coming together including the new shed, banner frame and paleontology "deep dive" mural by artist Jim Melli showing what the Sweetwater Valley looked like millions of years ago.

7 years ago
06/09/2020

7 years ago

7 years ago
06/09/2020

7 years ago

05/26/2020
Virtual Memorial Day Celebration, Guest Speaker Tom Pocklington.
05/22/2020

Virtual Memorial Day Celebration, Guest Speaker Tom Pocklington.

A Glen Abbey tradition since 1936, our Memorial Day Celebration will include a memorial ceremony and live music.

During the week of May 18, 2020, email your thoughts and prayers for your loved ones to [email protected].

Your thoughts and prayers will be tied to a carnation and placed on our Memorial Day Wreath at the Little Chapel of Roses.

Flags will be available, on a table, outside of the Mortuary from Friday, May 22, 2020 through Monday, May 25, 2020, to place at your loved one's final resting place.

The deadline to email your thoughts and prayers to [email protected] is midnight, Friday, May 22, 2020.

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
05/19/2020

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

We miss seeing you in person! At the museum we are busy behind the scenes redoing our website to provide more content for everyone, as well as installing the new Paleontology, ancient fossils exhibit in the History Gallery. Stay well and we hope to see you soon.

We miss seeing you in person!  At the museum we are busy behind the scenes redoing our website to provide more content f...
05/19/2020

We miss seeing you in person! At the museum we are busy behind the scenes redoing our website to provide more content for everyone, as well as installing the new Paleontology, ancient fossils exhibit in the History Gallery. Stay well and we hope to see you soon.

Optimist Book sale this Saturday and Sunday at the museum. Books, Videos, DVD's for all ages.
03/05/2020

Optimist Book sale this Saturday and Sunday at the museum. Books, Videos, DVD's for all ages.

Address

4355 Bonita Rd
Bonita, CA
91902

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(619) 267-5141

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Mehl Lawson a Bonita Treasure
Educators' Night Out, just now
Come on down to the Reception for the Art of Animal Sculpture
Come on down to see the Audi Lawson exhibit
Magi Collection
Wendy with some of the volunteers
Reception tonight for Chula Vista Art Guild Exhibit
How can I get a copy of Mary Oswell's new book, 'Historic Tales of Bonita'?