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Bonita Valley Garden Club

Bonita Optimists Club

​Sweetwater Woman's Club

Las Primeras

Bonita Organic Garden Club - meets 4th Tuesday of the month 6:30pm
Chula Vista Coin Club - meets 1st Thursday of the month 6:00pm

Bahia Sur Kennel Club - meets 3rd Monday of the month 6:30pm

Toastmasters (Sweetwater Valley Club) 3225 - meets every Saturday from 8am to 9am

Mission of the Museum:

The Bonita Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, arts, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nacion in South San Diego County.

The Museum is proud to partner with local schools, homeschool groups, civic organizations, colleges, and businesses to support our community.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Watery Route by Carolyn Hesse-Low

The next student photo contest takes place: November, 2019 through February 1,2020.   The selected photos will be acknowledged at the Sweetwater Authority Reception Sweetwater Authority Board Meeting (6 p.m.).

Doug Peterson  at Bonita Locksmith

Since 1991

call 619-252-1340, hours: 10-3pm

"Voted Nicest Locksmith in San Diego by the
Bonita Museum Staff"

History Display:

History of the Sweetwater Valley
New Publication in the Museum

Historic Tales of Bonita

Signed editions by writer Mary E. Oswell

Enjoy reciprocal membership in May 2019!


Gala- Nuestra Frontera: Our South Bay Families 

Saturday, June 29 - 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Please make your reservations in the museum or on-line

4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902  *  phone: 619-267-5141  * follow us on Facebook  &  Instagram

The Museum is Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.

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Celebrating 250 years of South Bay San Diego culture.  More information about the exhibition.

California Plein Air 

May 10th - June 8th, 2019
Public Reception: Friday, May 10th
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Artists in the Exhibition

Special performance:
May 10th, 5:00 PM
OPUS San Diego Youth Symphony Performances: Musicians from the Community Opus Project will be presenting performances centering around works of art in the exhibit.  The Community Opus Project partners with the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

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