The Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Society, formed in 1989 by residents wishing to preserve the rich cultural and economic 150+ year history of the area, gained nonprofit status in 1993. In 2002 a Museum site was obtained in a corner of the Veterans' Memorial building at 1005 Guadalupe Street/Highway 1, Guadalupe, CA 93434.
Open 1-3 PM Saturdays and Sundays or call for appointment: 805-343-5901.
Historic Jail open last Sunday of each month 1-3PM, or by appointment.
Visitors will find a growing collection of photos of early days, early pioneers and enterprises that formed the now-incorporated City (1946) from a Mexican land grant of 1840. Artifacts from the no longer extant adobes are on display, as well as items representative of the European, Chinese, Filipino, Swiss-Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish cultures arriving as the Native Americans, the Chumash, ebbed.
A reference (non-circulating) library holds nearly 200 volumes of area history from old autos to shipwrecks, to Tequila!
Items are available for purchase!
- "Colorful Guadalupe" (brief history)
- Refrigerator magnets, 1926 Jail and 1928 elevated tank
- Logo mugs
- Logo pens
- Key chains/lanyards (blue, green, burgundy) with imprint “GUADALUPE CALIFORNIA”
- 4 pack assorted notecards by Krouse of local buildings
- Black & white postcards (12 scenes) plus City Hall and Cemetery
- Electrical insulators removed in undergrounding
Visit our friends at SouthCountyHistory.org
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