San Marcos Historical Society

San Marcos Historical Society The San Marcos Historical Society (SMHS) was established in 1967 and incorporated in 1968. The Society is a private, non-profit corporation devoted to the collection, preservation, and presentation of artifacts, documents, and photos of San Marcos History
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We are a unique town as we have many historical sites not only in our location but around town as well. Our site offers The Cox House & Bidwell House both built by Jacob Uhland in 1888 & 1890; Connor's Hall built in 1940; Historical Museum; Gazebo; Native Gardens; Old Time Fire Truck; Vegetable Garden; and we offer our Hands on History Program for groups of all sizes.

Mission: The San Marcos Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation, protection and presentation of our heritage for the benefit of current and future generations. We protect yesterday so it can be shared today and tomorrow.

Operating as usual

04/19/2020

Due to the current situation with the COVID 19 pandemic the San Marcos Historical Society will be closed through the end of April. More information to come soon. Stay well everyone!

03/18/2020

To prevent the spread of COVID 19 the San Marcos Historical Society is closing until April 12, 2020. Stay well, everyone!

Take a look at our upcoming Genealogy Workshops! We are excited to offer a deeper dive into this subject. Thank you to J...
03/06/2020

Take a look at our upcoming Genealogy Workshops! We are excited to offer a deeper dive into this subject. Thank you to Julie Miller for driving this program and sharing her incredible knowledge with the community!

Our 2nd Annual Kite Festival is coming up on Saturday, March 14 from 10:30-1:30. Come join us for kite decorating and fl...
02/22/2020

Our 2nd Annual Kite Festival is coming up on Saturday, March 14 from 10:30-1:30. Come join us for kite decorating and flying. As always this event is free and open to the public. We will see you then!

Genealogy Classes for February are posted in our events section of our page. Here is some additional informatio...
01/25/2020

Genealogy Classes for February are posted in our events section of our page. Here is some additional information about what is coming up in the next month!

A HUGE thank you to the folks at Crosby's Foreign and Domestic Service in San Marcos for helping us get the engine set u...
01/05/2020

A HUGE thank you to the folks at Crosby's Foreign and Domestic Service in San Marcos for helping us get the engine set up on our fire engine! Also thank you to board members Robert Caslava and Steve Hall for the assistance and the photos! Great work everyone!

Don't forget about Project SOFiE. Please consider donating today! Visit our website (www.smhistory.org) to make a donati...
12/05/2019
San Marcos Historical Society

Don't forget about Project SOFiE. Please consider donating today! Visit our website (www.smhistory.org) to make a donation to the worthwhile cause!

12/05/2019

Thank you to Linda Gambera Donahue for sharing this note about the Sunset Strummer who will be performing this weekend:

The Sunset Strummers 'Ohana Ukulele Band will be performing their holiday show at the San Marcos Historical Society on Saturday December 7th starting at 2:00pm. Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs, along with dances and a puppet show!

Looking for a charity to support this holiday season? Consider supporting San Marcos Historical Societies SOFiE project....
11/09/2019
San Marcos Historical Society

Looking for a charity to support this holiday season? Consider supporting San Marcos Historical Societies SOFiE project. All proceeds go towards restoring our classic 1940 Fire Engine. Please visit www.smhistory.org to donate today!

Announcing project SOFiE!! That stands for Save Our Fire Engine. Please help us restore our classic 1940s fire engine. T...
10/17/2019

Announcing project SOFiE!! That stands for Save Our Fire Engine. Please help us restore our classic 1940s fire engine. To donate please visit our website (www.smhistory.org) to donate! Our goal is to raise $20,000 by February 2020. Any amount helps!

10/05/2019
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The San Marcos Historical Society will have a table this Saturday at the Firehouse on Mission Road. Come visit the firefighters and consider donating to help restore our classic fire engine! The event runs from 10-2. Please visit https://www.san-marcos.net/ for more information.

San Marcos influencers wanted! The General Plan Update process is going on now. Learn more about the process and how to get involved to help shape the future of San Marcos.

Our fearless leader Tanis Brown has returned! Speaking of Tanis check out this article from 2017 about Tanis, the histor...
10/04/2019
The San Marcos Historical Society Enriches Our Future by Preserving Our Past

Our fearless leader Tanis Brown has returned! Speaking of Tanis check out this article from 2017 about Tanis, the historical society and some of our illustrious board members!

http://92078magazine.com/2017/07/07/the-san-marcos-historical-society-enriches-our-future-by-preserving-our-past/

Making History The San Marcos Historical Society (SMHS) has a rich history of its own, and has been an integral part of the San Marcos community since its founding in 1967. From a one-room museum o…

10/04/2019

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has liked this page! We are 400 likes! Woohoo!!

08/15/2019

The next San Marcos Concert at the Woods House is Saturday, August 24 from 5:30-9:30. We will have a bake sale table where we will be selling goodies and all proceeds help us fund important projects!

08/15/2019

The Historical Society at Heritage Park will be closed August 25-September 7. We will be open again starting Tuesday, September 10 from 1-4:30 pm.

06/15/2019

Please note the museum will be closed from June 27- July 5.

03/27/2019

Our Festival of Kites is coming up this Saturday. Come to the park from 11-3 to build, decorate and fly kites! Come one, come all!

A huge thank you to the students from CSUSM who participated in the Cesar Chavez Day of Service. Because of you, we have...
03/24/2019

A huge thank you to the students from CSUSM who participated in the Cesar Chavez Day of Service. Because of you, we have a beautifully refreshed garden! Also a huge thank you to Vallecitos Water District for providing the resources for this project. Together you did an incredible job!

Our Festival of Kites is coming up on Saturday, March 30. Join us from 11-3 for kite building and flying in the park. We...
03/17/2019

Our Festival of Kites is coming up on Saturday, March 30. Join us from 11-3 for kite building and flying in the park. We look forward to seeing you there!

03/16/2019

Tomorrow is our Intermediate Genealogy class with Julie Miller. Julie will be talking about naturalization records. Bring your friends. There will be a $10 per person fee for the class. See you there!

03/08/2019

We are hosting two Osher Classes today. Please keep in mind that Osher classes are part of a series. For more information about Osher please visit Cal State San Marcos' Osher page.

02/27/2019

We have a beginning Genealogy class tomorrow with Julie Miller! Come join us at 9:30 am to learn how to search out your ancestors! The class costs $30 per person. We will see you there!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who showed up for our Pioneer Day event today. Also, we want to thank the Escondido Woodcar...
02/24/2019

A HUGE thank you to everyone who showed up for our Pioneer Day event today. Also, we want to thank the Escondido Woodcarvers for coming and demonstrating their craft! Your work is truly amazing!

This Saturday is Pioneer Days at Heritage Park! Come join us from 10:30-3:30 for fun and games (and some historic snacks...
02/21/2019

This Saturday is Pioneer Days at Heritage Park! Come join us from 10:30-3:30 for fun and games (and some historic snacks!). Check our events section of this page to find out more!

02/12/2019

Come visit us for free during the month of February! We look forward to seeing you!!

01/23/2019

Come join us this Saturday to tell your San Marcos Story! Our event will be from 11-3 at Heritage park!

01/18/2019

The Historical Society will be hosting the first of its 2019 Geneology classes on 1/19. For more information please visit the events tab on our page!

12/21/2018

A huge thank you to our volunteers! Without you, many of our events would not be possible. Thank you for all that you do to help us!

12/20/2018

Thank you to all of our Board Members! Your hard work and dedication to our organization are appreciated beyond measure!

12/19/2018

We will be closed for the holidays starting December 18. For more information please contact us at [email protected]

12/18/2018

Have you started following us on Instagram? Look for smhistory1952 and click the follow button!

12/13/2018

Another successful San Marcos Holiday Party on the books! Thank you to our board members, volunteers and members of the TOVA board (as well as spouses, partners, and other family members) for attending out little get together!

12/12/2018

We are planning on hosting more genealogy classes in the new year. Check back in January for more information!

12/11/2018

All the rain last week is going to make for a beautiful garden in the spring! Come visit us in the new year to see the plants in our donor and native plant gardens bloom!

Address

Heritage Park 1952 Sycamore Dr
San Marcos, CA
92069

General information

Our Hands on History Program is great for any age group and its a inexpensive way to learn history by having a mini day of historical activities. Let us know when we can book your next group meeting or your next school outing. Hours of Operation: Spring-Fall Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. Fall-Winter: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 16:30
Thursday 13:00 - 16:30
Saturday 13:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(760) 744-9025

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The Sunset Strummers 'Ohana Ukulele Band will be performing their holiday show at the San Marcos Historical Society on Saturday December 7th starting at 2:00pm. Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs, along with dances and a puppet show!
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The Sunset Strummers Ohana Ukelele Band will be performing a fun-filled Christmas program. Come sing a long to your favorite Christmas carols, participate in dancing and watch 2 puppet shows! Starts today Saturday December 16th at 1:15 pm.Bring the kids!!!