Vista Historical Society and Museum

Vista Historical Society and Museum Vista Historical Museum This is a non profit museum focusing on the History of the Vista community. The Vista Historical Museum is located in the 3200 square foot historic house built in 1934 by Nick and Bessie Huntalas.

Operating as usual

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11/28/2021

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Photos from Vista Historical Society and Museum's post
11/24/2021

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After a great BBQ, prepare for an equally awesome Christmas party this year on Sunday December 12. We will have vendors ...
11/15/2021

After a great BBQ, prepare for an equally awesome Christmas party this year on Sunday December 12. We will have vendors there as we had at the ice cream social. Vendors signed up so far include: So Rich Chocolates, Aunt Nancy's Fancies, Beaded Designs, Caddy Designs, Barbara Granier Photography, Cards & Crafts, Dragonfire, Family Affair Ceramics, Gramme in a Box, Farm Fresh To You, Haddad & Co/74, Makenlief, Sassy Sisters, Simply Sassy By Borga. Spice Junction Blends, The Studio Coop, Uniquely You Earrings And Things, and W Lewis Creations.
Our party will be from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Along with the vendors, Santa will be there with gifts for all the kids. We will have great food and great entertainment from Gin N Tonix. Hopefully, everyone can take a few hours out of their day that Sunday and attend a great party.

After a great BBQ, prepare for an equally awesome Christmas party this year on Sunday December 12. We will have vendors there as we had at the ice cream social. Vendors signed up so far include: So Rich Chocolates, Aunt Nancy's Fancies, Beaded Designs, Caddy Designs, Barbara Granier Photography, Cards & Crafts, Dragonfire, Family Affair Ceramics, Gramme in a Box, Farm Fresh To You, Haddad & Co/74, Makenlief, Sassy Sisters, Simply Sassy By Borga. Spice Junction Blends, The Studio Coop, Uniquely You Earrings And Things, and W Lewis Creations.
Our party will be from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Along with the vendors, Santa will be there with gifts for all the kids. We will have great food and great entertainment from Gin N Tonix. Hopefully, everyone can take a few hours out of their day that Sunday and attend a great party.

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09/29/2021

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09/23/2021
09/05/2021
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09/01/2021

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07/27/2021

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07/25/2021

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Photos from Vista Historical Society and Museum's post
07/25/2021

Photos from Vista Historical Society and Museum's post

Photos from Vista Historical Society and Museum's post
07/25/2021

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07/23/2021

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Join us this Saturday 1-5
07/14/2021

Join us this Saturday 1-5

Join us this Saturday 1-5

Join the Vista Historical Society on the last day of the AGSEM spring show 2040 North Santa Fe  9-4
06/27/2021

Join the Vista Historical Society on the last day of the AGSEM spring show 2040 North Santa Fe 9-4

Join the Vista Historical Society on the last day of the AGSEM spring show 2040 North Santa Fe 9-4

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06/24/2021

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06/13/2021

VISTA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Vista Historical Museum is requesting your assistance.
1. We need volunteers when we reopen on the 16th of June. If you are willing, we will need volunteers on Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays 10 to 2:30 to act as tour guides and to assist with displays and other museum issues.
2. We will also need volunteers at our booth at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum Showcase "Tour of the 20's" on Saturday June 19th, Saturday June 26th, and Sunday June 27th. The showcase is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have our booth open the same time. Please consider volunteering an hour or two on any of those days.
3. June 20th is Father's Day it is also the Strawberry Festival which this year is the Vista Strawberry Festival Presents a Berry Sweet Market. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Father's Day June 20th we are hoping to have volunteers to staff our booth to show off our museum
If volunteering at the museum and or these events is of interest to you, please call the museum office at 760-630-044 or email us at [email protected].

VISTA HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN FOR REGULAR HOURS   The Vista Historical Museum, located at 2317 Old Foothill Dr., is now o...
06/13/2021

VISTA HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN
FOR REGULAR HOURS
The Vista Historical Museum, located at 2317 Old Foothill Dr., is now open for regular hours, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10 am to 2 pm. We request that all non vaccinated visitors wear masks. For more information call 760-630-0444.

VISTA HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN
FOR REGULAR HOURS
The Vista Historical Museum, located at 2317 Old Foothill Dr., is now open for regular hours, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10 am to 2 pm. We request that all non vaccinated visitors wear masks. For more information call 760-630-0444.

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05/04/2021

Photos from Vista Historical Society and Museum's post

04/05/2021
04/05/2021
04/05/2021
Beginning March 24, 2021, the Vista Historical Museum at 2317 Old Foothill Dr. Vista CA 92084 will be open for scheduled...
03/18/2021

Beginning March 24, 2021, the Vista Historical Museum at 2317 Old Foothill Dr. Vista CA 92084 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 e mailing [email protected] 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.
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Beginning March 24, 2021, the Vista Historical Museum at 2317 Old Foothill Dr. Vista CA 92084 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 e mailing [email protected] 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.
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03/18/2021

Cattle thieving shoes Via @erikbergrin on display at Northeastern Nevada Museum, custom made and worn by a cattle rustler "Crazy Tex" Hazelwood in the 1920s to hide his footprints when stealing cows.
#cowstealer #nevadamuseumofart

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03/05/2021

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03/05/2021

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02/23/2021

The following is from the Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties website. The Conference is free. For more information the contact is provided below.

VIRTUAL HISTORY CONFERENCE
Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, starting at 9:00 a.m.
Due to the pandemic last March we had to cancel Congress of History of our conference on “Remarkable Women: Breaking Down Barriers / Creating Legacies in the San Diego Region.” We will hold our conference virtually on Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. (with breaks for lunch). Thank you to the conference co-chairs, Rosanne Goodwin and Helen Halmay.
Many of the wonderful speakers who planned to speak last year will be joining us to discuss their “remarkable women.” A few planned speakers cannot make it. We will post the final schedule of speakers here on our website as soon as it’s locked in. We will record the conference, so if anyone cannot attend on February 26 and 27 they can view it at a later date.
Questions? Please email us at [email protected]

12/21/2020
EMERGENCY APPEAL Your Vista Historical Museum has been faced with a water main break, and we are in the process of repai...
11/25/2020

EMERGENCY APPEAL

Your Vista Historical Museum has been faced with a water main break, and we are in the process of repairing the problem. This will cost several thousand dollars,,, Not in our budget!!
Due to the Covid-19 shut down, as mandated by the state, we have been forced to cancel all of our fundraising activities for 2020. Consequently, our operating funds are rapidly dwindling, and we need your financial help. Any monies the membership, concerned groups, or individuals can donate will be greatly appreciated. (Note! A good time for a year end tax deduction.)
Thank you in advance for any financial help you can provide to your museum.
Donations can be given through the Vista Historical Society & Museum website or our mailing address is P. O. Box 1032, Vista, Ca 92085.

Yours Truly
A.E. "Spike" Harvey
V.H.S. Board President

EMERGENCY APPEAL

Your Vista Historical Museum has been faced with a water main break, and we are in the process of repairing the problem. This will cost several thousand dollars,,, Not in our budget!!
Due to the Covid-19 shut down, as mandated by the state, we have been forced to cancel all of our fundraising activities for 2020. Consequently, our operating funds are rapidly dwindling, and we need your financial help. Any monies the membership, concerned groups, or individuals can donate will be greatly appreciated. (Note! A good time for a year end tax deduction.)
Thank you in advance for any financial help you can provide to your museum.
Donations can be given through the Vista Historical Society & Museum website or our mailing address is P. O. Box 1032, Vista, Ca 92085.

Yours Truly
A.E. "Spike" Harvey
V.H.S. Board President

11/20/2020

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel our Christmas party scheduled for December 13, 2020. Hopefully we will be able to hold our Christmas Party in 2021. The 2021 Christmas Party is tentatively scheduled for December 12, 2021.

11/11/2020

Because of the descent of San Diego County into the Purple Tier, the Vista Historical Museum is closed until the health rules allow reopening.

10/27/2020

The Vista Historical Museum is currently not open for tours. Beginning November 18, the Vista Historical Museum will again be open for scheduled tours only. All tours are free. 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 four people can be booked by calling 760-630-0444 or e mailing [email protected] 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.

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10/19/2020

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09/16/2020

The Vista Historical Society Old Fashioned Pit Barbecue, scheduled for Saturday October 3, 2020 has been canceled due the pandemic. It will be rescheduled next year for more information call 760-630-0444.

Address

Physical Address:2317 Old Foothill Dr Mailing Address: PO Box 1032
Vista, CA
92084

General information

The museum public hours are 10 am to 2:30 pm Wednesday to Friday and the first two Saturdays of the month. The office hours are 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. We also provide offsite presentations and lectures. We rent the site for events such as weddings and reunions.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 2:30pm
Friday 10am - 2:30pm

Telephone

(760) 630-0444

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Vista Historical Society Schedules Docent Meeting Vista, CA --Prospective Docents Meet December 1st - The Vista Historical Museum is holding a meeting to introduce the museum to any one with an interest in volunteering at the museum. The meeting will be at 10:00 Wednesday, December 1 at the museum. Refreshments will be available. Please let us know if you will be attending by Wednesday November 24 by calling the museum at 760-630-0444 or email us at [email protected]. The museum is now fully reopened. We need volunteers/docents. We need docents on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 to 2:30 to act as tour guides. At other times help is needed to assist with designing, building, and maintaining displays, and other museum issues such as helping at museum events. There are also jobs that can be done at home. You can work as much or as little as you want. Please consider us when you wish to spend time volunteering for a good cause.
Here are some events you might consider this week from Clay ‘N Latte, Aztec Brewing, City of Vista, Twisted Horn Mead & Cider, Partake GastroPub, Misadventure & Co., Vista Historical Society, Backfence Society, Vista Chamber of Commerce and more! Check out the https://vistaisopen.com/vista-events/ for details! #vistaisopen #downtownvista #vistabeer #vistaart #vistaeats #northcountysd #vistastrong Clay 'N Latte' Aztec Brewing Company City of Vista, CA City Hall Twisted Horn Mead & Cider Partake Gastropub @misMisadventure and Co. Vista Historical Society and Museum Backfence Society Vista Chamber of Commerce
Check out happenings at Partake GastroPub, Vista Broadway Theater, Movies in the Park, Misadventure and Co., Vista Historical Society, Ebullition Brewery, Aztec Brewing, Natalie’s Fashion and more! #downtownvista #vistaisopen #vistabeer #vistashops #vistamusic #vistacares #northcountysd Partake Gastropub Vista's Broadway Theater City of Vista, CA City Hall Misadventure and Co. Vista Historical Society and Museum Ebullition Brew Works And Live Music Natalie’s fashion
Second place! Apple dumplings.
Apple Dumplings | The Pioneer Woman
I won second place apple contest on September 14th at the BBQ event. Here is where I got the delicious recipe. Rea Drummond's apple dumpling.
Remember when... who can tell us all the businesses that were in this building? Share a story if you ever worked, shopped or even if you know the builders throughout its history. #fun #CraftLife #CraftBrew #CraftFood #VistaRocks #DowntownVista Vista Historical Society and Museum
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The WAGS 36th Annual Seminar will be held on January 26, 2019. We are fortunate to have scheduled an outstanding speaker, John P. Colletta. He is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives
The 18 piece BIG BAND JAZZ HALL OF FAME ORCHESTRA will present its final concert of the summer 2018 season on the Willowbrook Concert Series on Saturday August 25, 2018 at 4 pm, Vista, CA. The concert will celebrate the classic sounds of the 1930s & 40s "Swing Era" with the music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, and many more. Bring your dancing shoes if you are inclined to "jitterbug" or dance the Big Apple. Tickets on sale at the gate; free parking. 2732 Hutchison Vista, CA. 92084 for tickets and info: (760) 726-8909
If you attended our BBQ in August on lost a cane, please contract our director, Jack Larimer, 760-630-0444