Fun Stuff for Kids
History is all about things that have happened before. It can be about things that happened many, many years ago or even just yesterday!
Learning about history can help us figure out why we are the way we are today. Knowing about history can even help us prevent making mistakes that we already made once before! Exploring history can be like becoming a detective and figuring out who people who lived here before us were and what a place looked like before it was changed
The Escondido History Center keeps all kinds of papers and things from our city's history so that people can visit and see them. The items they collect and save are stored and displayed at the History Center Complex at Grape Day Park. Paper items are mostly located in the History Center Office and things, from a tractor to a railroad car can be seen at other buildings that make up our museum. You can see a real barn, a blacksmith shop with working blacksmiths, an old house from 1900, and our old train station.
And when your brain is full of new information about Escondido's past, you can run off extra energy in the fun playground right in front of the History Center!
When you can't come to the History Center, yourself, we look forward to bringing the History Center to you through this web site. We're working on it now so that you can do puzzles, color, and do other fun things. Check back to see what we add next!
Here's a photograph of our History Center Office as a jigsaw puzzle that you can put together.
Paper Building to Put Together
The History Center Office was originally the city's first library. Click on the button for a PDF that you can download and print. Then, you can color it, cut it out, fold and glue the tabs to make your very own library building!