Coronado Historical Association

Coronado Historical Association Come explore the history of beautiful Coronado Island, California at the Coronado Historical Association. The Coronado Historical Association is happy to announce that our galleries and store are open at the State of California mandated capacity levels.

CHA continues to provide safe online shopping with curbside pickup and free Coronado delivery. Visit https://coronadohistory.org/shop/ to order. Our virtual programs and research services (by appointment only) continue to be actively available. You can find more information about these initiatives at www.coronadohistory.org. Like many cultural organizations around the country, CHA is experiencing

CHA continues to provide safe online shopping with curbside pickup and free Coronado delivery. Visit https://coronadohistory.org/shop/ to order. Our virtual programs and research services (by appointment only) continue to be actively available. You can find more information about these initiatives at www.coronadohistory.org. Like many cultural organizations around the country, CHA is experiencing

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A glimpse into a 1921 party ... #CoronadoHistory #1921 #VintageParty #JazzAge
06/26/2021

A glimpse into a 1921 party ... #CoronadoHistory #1921 #VintageParty #JazzAge

A glimpse into a 1921 party ... #CoronadoHistory #1921 #VintageParty #JazzAge

#FlashBackFriday to one of our favorite acquisitions from #2018 The Collections Committee was enchanted by this miniatur...
06/25/2021

#FlashBackFriday to one of our favorite acquisitions from #2018 The Collections Committee was enchanted by this miniature teapot that depicts a hand-painted ferryboat.
#FromTheVault #CoronadoHistory #VintageTeaPot

#FlashBackFriday to one of our favorite acquisitions from #2018 The Collections Committee was enchanted by this miniature teapot that depicts a hand-painted ferryboat.
#FromTheVault #CoronadoHistory #VintageTeaPot

Where on the island are we?  Check out our new Coronado silhouette map to see for yourself! https://bit.ly/3d82RmK
06/24/2021

Where on the island are we? Check out our new Coronado silhouette map to see for yourself! https://bit.ly/3d82RmK

Where on the island are we? Check out our new Coronado silhouette map to see for yourself! https://bit.ly/3d82RmK

We are celebrating our volunteers today! We can't say enough about the volunteers who have supported CHA this past year....
06/23/2021

We are celebrating our volunteers today! We can't say enough about the volunteers who have supported CHA this past year. Here's to you! Thank you! #CoronadoHistory #CoronadoMuseum #BeforeTheBridge #VolunteerAppreciation #BetterTogether

We are celebrating our volunteers today! We can't say enough about the volunteers who have supported CHA this past year. Here's to you! Thank you! #CoronadoHistory #CoronadoMuseum #BeforeTheBridge #VolunteerAppreciation #BetterTogether

A hug to last a lifetime. What is your favorite homecoming memory? #CornadoHistory
06/22/2021

A hug to last a lifetime. What is your favorite homecoming memory? #CornadoHistory

A hug to last a lifetime. What is your favorite homecoming memory? #CornadoHistory

We love a photo of a photo! in this one, a husband was captured showing off his wedding photo from #1938 #CoronadoHistor...
06/21/2021

We love a photo of a photo! in this one, a husband was captured showing off his wedding photo from #1938 #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge #VintageWedding

We love a photo of a photo! in this one, a husband was captured showing off his wedding photo from #1938 #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge #VintageWedding

Happy Fathers Day from the Coronado Historical Association! #FathersDay #CoronadoHistory
06/20/2021

Happy Fathers Day from the Coronado Historical Association! #FathersDay #CoronadoHistory

Happy Fathers Day from the Coronado Historical Association! #FathersDay #CoronadoHistory

Puzzled?  We are...as in.. we now have two puzzles to offer locals and visitors alike to reflect the setting of beautifu...
06/20/2021

Puzzled? We are...as in.. we now have two puzzles to offer locals and visitors alike to reflect the setting of beautiful Coronado and the Navy. A perfect keepsake from travels to and living in our island home. https://coronadohistory.org/shop/

Check out this F-14 tomcat. Maybe you recognize it from the Top Gun film? #CoronadoHistory #F14 #Tomcat
06/19/2021

Check out this F-14 tomcat. Maybe you recognize it from the Top Gun film? #CoronadoHistory #F14 #Tomcat

Check out this F-14 tomcat. Maybe you recognize it from the Top Gun film? #CoronadoHistory #F14 #Tomcat

This jacket belonged to Admiral James Stockdale, a USN Medal of Honor recipient and POW during the Vietnam War. Admiral ...
06/18/2021

This jacket belonged to Admiral James Stockdale, a USN Medal of Honor recipient and POW during the Vietnam War. Admiral Stockdale’s naval career is represented through the patches and squadron insignia on this jacket, including amassing more than one thousand hours in the F-8U Crusader fighter jet! After his years of service, Admiral Stockdale retired with his wife Sybil in Coronado. #FromTheVault #CoronadoHistory #FlashbackFriday

This jacket belonged to Admiral James Stockdale, a USN Medal of Honor recipient and POW during the Vietnam War. Admiral Stockdale’s naval career is represented through the patches and squadron insignia on this jacket, including amassing more than one thousand hours in the F-8U Crusader fighter jet! After his years of service, Admiral Stockdale retired with his wife Sybil in Coronado. #FromTheVault #CoronadoHistory #FlashbackFriday

Today is the last day of school! We love this photo of the Coronado High School Baseball Team in 1923. We can't wait for...
06/17/2021

Today is the last day of school! We love this photo of the Coronado High School Baseball Team in 1923. We can't wait for sports to return next year! Congratulations to all CHS graduates! #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge

Today is the last day of school! We love this photo of the Coronado High School Baseball Team in 1923. We can't wait for sports to return next year! Congratulations to all CHS graduates! #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge

Is the father in your life interested in history, the military, boating, or all three?  We’ve got something to hit all t...
06/15/2021

Is the father in your life interested in history, the military, boating, or all three? We’ve got something to hit all three topics in one! New to our book collection is: USS Midway: America’s Shield. Plus, we sell tickets to the USS Midway in our store, now open every day except Mondays. Happy Father’s Day! https://coronadohistory.org/shop/

Is the father in your life interested in history, the military, boating, or all three? We’ve got something to hit all three topics in one! New to our book collection is: USS Midway: America’s Shield. Plus, we sell tickets to the USS Midway in our store, now open every day except Mondays. Happy Father’s Day! https://coronadohistory.org/shop/

Warmer weather reminds us to keep cool with a nice, refreshing beverage.  Keep yours cool and get in the zen state of mi...
06/13/2021

Warmer weather reminds us to keep cool with a nice, refreshing beverage. Keep yours cool and get in the zen state of mind with one of our thermoses featuring the always relaxed Buddha. https://coronadohistory.org/shop/

Today we are celebrating biological diversity. Pictured is Kate Session flowershop, located within the Hotel Del Coronad...
06/12/2021

Today we are celebrating biological diversity. Pictured is Kate Session flowershop, located within the Hotel Del Coronado gardens. Known as the Mother of Balboa Park - Kate Sessions was responsible for bringing many different kinds of flora to San Diego & diversifying the landscape! #CoronadoHistory #KateSessions

Today we are celebrating biological diversity. Pictured is Kate Session flowershop, located within the Hotel Del Coronado gardens. Known as the Mother of Balboa Park - Kate Sessions was responsible for bringing many different kinds of flora to San Diego & diversifying the landscape! #CoronadoHistory #KateSessions

Fun in the 1920's sun - who is looking forward to warmer weather? #CoronadoHistory #1920 #CoronadoSummer
06/11/2021

Fun in the 1920's sun - who is looking forward to warmer weather? #CoronadoHistory #1920 #CoronadoSummer

Fun in the 1920's sun - who is looking forward to warmer weather? #CoronadoHistory #1920 #CoronadoSummer

Magnets...They display who we are, where we’ve been, and sometimes some great schoolwork!  We have a great selection of ...
06/08/2021

Magnets...They display who we are, where we’ve been, and sometimes some great schoolwork! We have a great selection of military and Coronado-themed magnets made by local vendor DBM Dezines you are sure to love and want to display on your fridge. Open today 11am-2pm! https://coronadohistory.org/shop/

Tent City Donkey rides Summer 1924 - would you have joined? #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge #TentCity
06/07/2021

Tent City Donkey rides Summer 1924 - would you have joined? #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge #TentCity

Tent City Donkey rides Summer 1924 - would you have joined? #CoronadoHistory #BeforeTheBridge #TentCity

With beach weather fully upon us, why not head out to the beach with a good book to read while soaking in the sun?  Crow...
06/06/2021

With beach weather fully upon us, why not head out to the beach with a good book to read while soaking in the sun? Crown City by the Sea is a work of historical fiction by local author Jennifer Franks, HELP!: San Diego’s Lifeguards to the Rescue, or if you are a fan of the Royals, pick up The Windsors I Knew which tells a story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor aka and the former English King and Wallace Simpson who have visited Coronado. https://bit.ly/3uzUxCa

With beach weather fully upon us, why not head out to the beach with a good book to read while soaking in the sun? Crown City by the Sea is a work of historical fiction by local author Jennifer Franks, HELP!: San Diego’s Lifeguards to the Rescue, or if you are a fan of the Royals, pick up The Windsors I Knew which tells a story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor aka and the former English King and Wallace Simpson who have visited Coronado. https://bit.ly/3uzUxCa

Water Sports have been a favorite passtime in Coronado for many decades! Check out this crystal clear image of a women e...
06/05/2021

Water Sports have been a favorite passtime in Coronado for many decades! Check out this crystal clear image of a women enjoying the waves. #CoronadoHistory

Water Sports have been a favorite passtime in Coronado for many decades! Check out this crystal clear image of a women enjoying the waves. #CoronadoHistory

Summer is just around the corner so that means the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the sun is brighter. We ar...
06/04/2021

Summer is just around the corner so that means the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the sun is brighter. We are sure you are just as excited as us so we just wanted to say be safe and don't forget the sunscreen or the umbrella when heading off to the beach! #CoronadoHistory #VintageSummer

Summer is just around the corner so that means the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the sun is brighter. We are sure you are just as excited as us so we just wanted to say be safe and don't forget the sunscreen or the umbrella when heading off to the beach! #CoronadoHistory #VintageSummer

Waves... California certainly sees quite a lot of them.  We have a number in our store for you to admire at any time.  S...
06/03/2021

Waves... California certainly sees quite a lot of them. We have a number in our store for you to admire at any time. Some are by local artists Jean-Pierre Marques, Tina Christiansen, and Ben Siegfried, on mediums metal, foam, or photos. Be sure to check them out in our store or online! https://bit.ly/3ux388V

Did you know that the Coronado Landscape used to consist of small bushes? Thanks to the dedication of many tree lovers t...
06/02/2021

Did you know that the Coronado Landscape used to consist of small bushes? Thanks to the dedication of many tree lovers throughout the decades, many beautiful trees can now be seen throughout the city. Plant a tree today! #CoronadoHistory #LoveATreeDay

Did you know that the Coronado Landscape used to consist of small bushes? Thanks to the dedication of many tree lovers throughout the decades, many beautiful trees can now be seen throughout the city. Plant a tree today! #CoronadoHistory #LoveATreeDay

What else in Coronado is recognized by its red roof apart from the Hotel Del? The Boathouse, of course! CHA has beautifu...
06/01/2021

What else in Coronado is recognized by its red roof apart from the Hotel Del? The Boathouse, of course! CHA has beautiful keepsakes of this gem from an assortment of local artists you are sure to love as a gift for someone or yourself. Come see for yourself in our store Wednesday-Friday. https://coronadohistory.org/shop/

In Honor of Memorial day - we thank the service men & women on this day of rememberance. #CoronadoHistory #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

In Honor of Memorial day - we thank the service men & women on this day of rememberance. #CoronadoHistory #MemorialDay

In Honor of Memorial day - we thank the service men & women on this day of rememberance. #CoronadoHistory #MemorialDay

Have you read "Above Coronado" yet? This beautifully illustrated children's book of a young boy who learns the colorful ...
05/30/2021

Have you read "Above Coronado" yet? This beautifully illustrated children's book of a young boy who learns the colorful history of Coronado from aviator Genn Curtiss. Children will marvel at the vibrant drawings, plus learn more about this island's military aviation legacy with bonus pages of Coronado's history. https://bit.ly/3xpDu8v

Paul Revere Williams was one of Southern California's greatest mid-century architects and was the first Black member of ...
05/29/2021
Coronado Magazine - August 2020

Paul Revere Williams was one of Southern California's greatest mid-century architects and was the first Black member of the American Institute of Architects. While he never had a building in Coronado, there is evidence that there were plans for a grand hotel designed by this "architect to the stars". Discover this little-known history as we #TellTheFullStory. Read it here: https://issuu.com/coronadomagazine/docs/binder1

Coronado Magazine is a monthly magazine in Coronado, California for over 30 years. It is published by the Coronado Eagle and Journal which is the communities weekly newspaper.

This Monday is Memorial Day, and to offer our thanks for your service we're offering a 15% military discount for all mil...
05/28/2021

This Monday is Memorial Day, and to offer our thanks for your service we're offering a 15% military discount for all military ID-holding active duty service members, veterans, retirees, and spouses in our store this Friday (11-4), Saturday (11-2), and Sunday (11-2). We have a great selection of military-inspired cards, postcards, posters, magnets, and much more. (The discount is valid on all items in our store minus select art pieces and tickets for tours.) https://bit.ly/2QDgtPb

05/26/2021

Check out this video from CBS 8's historic vault!

In honor of  #NationalPreservationMonth  we are joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support local hi...
05/26/2021

In honor of #NationalPreservationMonth we are joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support local historic small restaurants. We are highlighting and celebrating Coronado's local flavor by featuring historic restaurants throughout the month. Today's restaurant is Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill. Built in 1887 as the original boathouse for the Hotel del Coronado, it became a restaurant in 1968 as the Chart House Restaurant.

In honor of #NationalPreservationMonth we are joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support local historic small restaurants. We are highlighting and celebrating Coronado's local flavor by featuring historic restaurants throughout the month. Today's restaurant is Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill. Built in 1887 as the original boathouse for the Hotel del Coronado, it became a restaurant in 1968 as the Chart House Restaurant.

In honor of  #NationalPreservationMonth  we are joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation  to support local h...
05/25/2021

In honor of #NationalPreservationMonth we are joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support local historic small restaurants. We are highlighting and celebrating Coronado's local flavor by featuring historic restaurants throughout the month. Today's restaurant is the Night & Day Cafe. Formerly known as D & D Cafe, the restaurant moved to its current location and was renamed Night & Day Cafe in 1954.

In honor of #NationalPreservationMonth we are joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support local historic small restaurants. We are highlighting and celebrating Coronado's local flavor by featuring historic restaurants throughout the month. Today's restaurant is the Night & Day Cafe. Formerly known as D & D Cafe, the restaurant moved to its current location and was renamed Night & Day Cafe in 1954.

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1100 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA
92118

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Tuesday 11am - 2pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 2pm
Sunday 11am - 2pm

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(619) 435-7242

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