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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Sheep to Shawl memories
04/28/2020

Sheep to Shawl memories

The Glarf's wearing masks and staying safe on Bonita Road.  Glarf's circa 1959 by artist Jerry Lee Gauss Rumbi and Rangu...
04/25/2020

The Glarf's wearing masks and staying safe on Bonita Road. Glarf's circa 1959 by artist Jerry Lee Gauss Rumbi and Rangui guarded the Gauss home on Valley Road during the 1960's.

04/23/2020
Latino Thought Makers

Find live Interview with Armando Arias, Ph.D. on Latino Thought Makers Tonight! @ https://www.facebook.com/LatinoThoughtMakers/

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 6 p.m. PST

https://www.facebook.com/LatinoThoughtMakers/

Why: Interview with Armando Arias, Ph.D. on his new book Theorizing Cesar Chavez: New Ways of Knowing STEM. A treatise in the social psychology of scientific thinking in daily life.

Latino Thought Makers is a nationally recognized conversation series hosted by award-winning comedy writer Rick Najera and focuses on leadership, education, diversity and success stories to inspire the next generation of thought makers.

The High School Student (and teachers) exhibition will be on-line this year.  The museum will feature the annual student...
04/10/2020

The High School Student (and teachers) exhibition will be on-line this year. The museum will feature the annual student exhibition as a virtual gallery.

Teachers and students can email jpg's of their artwork to the museum all this month. The artwork will be featured on the museums' social media pages: including here on Facebook, instagram #visit_bmcc and our YouTube channel. If you would like to post a performance video, please send the youtube link for the 10min. or less video. bonitahistoricalsociety at gmail.com

Also, the student work in the Sweetwater Water Authority Photo Competition will be on displayed in the museum. We anticipate(hope) the opening for that exhibition will be June 27th 2020. Pictured: Artwork from Emmalee Huls art class at Hilltop High School.

03/22/2020
The museum is closed to the public next week.  We look forward to seeing you soon.
03/15/2020

The museum is closed to the public next week. We look forward to seeing you soon.

A virtual look for those at home.
03/14/2020

A virtual look for those at home.

At the museum we hope you are staying healthy and dry. The Woodworkers art exhibition reception scheduled for this Satur...
03/12/2020

At the museum we hope you are staying healthy and dry. The Woodworkers art exhibition reception scheduled for this Saturday from 5:30 - 7:30pm is still on. Music will happen and instead of potluck, snacks will be provided. Here are some pictures of our talented local woodworkers setting up. Pictured Junko Glawe, Gabriel Dice setting up his father Robert Dice's chair, Trevor Amery, Vincent Robles and student work from Wendell Kling's sculpture class at Mesa College

March Museum Newsletter, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center http://p0.vresp.com/p5dGlU #vr4smallbiz
03/06/2020
March Museum Newsletter, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

March Museum Newsletter, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center http://p0.vresp.com/p5dGlU #vr4smallbiz

The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center is excited to present the history and legacy of the Navy through a major exhibition opening August 9 through September 26, 2020. The exhibition will include sailor-built models, artifacts, photographs, uniforms, and toys detailing the history of the Navy including...

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.

Fun tour with the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals group. Thank you to Miguel, Jeremy, and Brian for tour guide a...
03/04/2020

Fun tour with the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals group. Thank you to Miguel, Jeremy, and Brian for tour guide activities.

Thanks EMPs for joining us at the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center last night!

We had a great time meeting you all and sharing in this rare behind the scenes experience. A few EMPs were even lucky enough to walk away winners in an impromptu “opportunity drawing”!!

Huuuuge Thank yous to Wendy, Miguel, Jeremy and the crew for welcoming us into the space and sharing your collections, knowledge and future plans!!

Voting today at the museum
03/03/2020

Voting today at the museum

Museum tours always welcome, Frederika Manor guests today, including Michael Leaf's grandmother
02/28/2020

Museum tours always welcome, Frederika Manor guests today, including Michael Leaf's grandmother

Make history by celebrating our local horse culture! Help us to bring Mehl's sculpture of WR This Cats Smart to the muse...
02/26/2020
Public Sculpture - Mehl Lawson Horse organized by Wendy Wilson-Gibson

Make history by celebrating our local horse culture! Help us to bring Mehl's sculpture of WR This Cats Smart to the museum/library complex as public sculpture. All donations are welcome.

Help the museum to match a $25,000 challenge grant to have a full size bronze… Wendy Wilson-Gibson needs your support for Public Sculpture - Mehl Lawson Horse

Wonderful event this afternoon at the Bonita MuseumMichael Leaf, Artist Walkthrough for his exhibit, "Drawing in Metal"
02/23/2020

Wonderful event this afternoon at the Bonita Museum
Michael Leaf, Artist Walkthrough for his exhibit, "Drawing in Metal"

Southwestern Ernesto B
02/21/2020

Southwestern Ernesto B

Reception, Bonita MuseumFebruary 7,2020
02/08/2020

Reception, Bonita Museum
February 7,2020

Reception, Bonita Museum
February 7,2020

Opening Reception for the Michael Leaf Drawing in Metal Exhibit is tonight at the Bonita Museum, 5:30-7:30
02/08/2020

Opening Reception for the Michael Leaf Drawing in Metal Exhibit is tonight at the Bonita Museum, 5:30-7:30

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at...
02/01/2020

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at your local city and county libraries, at your local Macy’s store or Hilton Hotel. Present your pass to receive 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Last two days to see the Audi Lawson exhibition, curated by Jeremy Field.
01/31/2020

Last two days to see the Audi Lawson exhibition, curated by Jeremy Field.

January Museum Newsletter, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center http://p0.vresp.com/czi87J #vr4smallbiz
01/12/2020
January Museum Newsletter, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

January Museum Newsletter, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center http://p0.vresp.com/czi87J #vr4smallbiz

I live in a house(in Bonita) where only one room is haunted. It’s the oldest room in the house of many remodels, during one of which we got to see the outline of the original house. The haunted room actually has an adobe subfloor under the concrete. The house had originally been purchased by Algot...

Tacos with Toastmasters til 1pm Sat. And sign up for Census jobs with Howard and Leticia
12/21/2019

Tacos with Toastmasters til 1pm Sat. And sign up for Census jobs with Howard and Leticia

BLOOD DRIVE  Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Parking Lot 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902Make an appointme...
12/20/2019
Join me to donate blood!

BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, December 21, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Parking Lot 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita 91902
Make an appointment today
MYSDBB.org/schedule | 1-800-4MYSDBB
Photo ID required. Arrive hydrated
Donors will receive a Limited-Edition Holiday T-shirt, while supplies last.

Save three lives

12/15/2019
Executive Director, Wendy Wilson-Gibson outlined future Exhibitions with the members of the Museum
12/15/2019

Executive Director, Wendy Wilson-Gibson outlined future Exhibitions with the members of the Museum

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'?