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©2019 by The Escondido History Center

Programs

 

Offering educational opportunities to the community is an integral part of our mission.

 

The Escondido History Center invites the public to visit our Office and Research Center during business hours to learn more about Escondido's fascinating history from the books, directories, photographs, and documents there.

Trained and knowledgeable docents are available to guide visitors through our buildings during the hours that they are open.  

Visitors are welcome to watch working blacksmiths create decorative and functional items, just as they have for centuries past, at the Bandy Blacksmith Shop on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Approximately 1500 historic photographs can be found on this website and more historic information will be found on this website soon.

Four different walking tours of historic Escondido are offered on the Second Saturday of each month. A free downloadable app guides users through historic areas with information at each stop and printed maps are also available for self-guided tours.

We are pleased to offer tours of the museum complex to visiting schoolchildren on field trips.

Interpretive signs at each of our museum buildings explain their history and purpose when we're not on hand to do so.

Membership includes a quarterly newsletter that features articles about Escondido's fascinating history.

Our Annual Adobe Home Tour provides an opportunity for seeing the interiors of local adobe homes.

We look forward to developing lesson plans for schoolteachers and homeschooling parents in the near future.

Current Exhibits

  • Railroad Depot Office and Waiting Room in Santa Fe Depot

  • H-O model train in Pullman Train Car

  • Blacksmithing and Wheelwright activity in the Bandy Blacksmith Shop on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

  • We regret that the Victorian House is undergoing renovation and is closed until late April. 

  • The Main Office and Research Center is currently undergoing renovation, as well, but photographs and research can still be accessed.