Rancho Bernardo Looking South from Battle Mountain

Rancho Bernardo History Museum at the Bernardo Winery

Rancho Bernardo History Museum at the Bernardo Winery

Daley Ranch Looking North

Rancho Bernardo Road Looking East c1964

7 Oaks Community Center Construction

Original “Mercado” Shopping Center


 Paused Temporarily
Due to Covid Restrictions
View our Listing of Past Speakers on YouTube.


Bringing the history of Rancho Bernardo and surrounding areas to youth and the community.


Reopened So Stop by and See our Recent Rennovations
Check Out Our Online Virtual Museum.


All Events Temporarily Paused
Due To Covid Restrictions


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The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the local history and increasing public awareness through programs and outreach. As a non-profit we depend on the community to help us accomplish our mission: volunteers, donations and contributions, memberships, and gifts to our collections. For more details on the society and programs please have a look at our Information Brochure. Link: Rancho Bernardo Historical Society Brochure The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society serves the local community of Rancho Bernardo, a community within San Diego with a population of over 65,000.

Search Our Online Collections Database

Tips for Searching with Keywords. The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Currently available are hundreds of  photos with new items added regularly. Link: Rancho Bernardo Online Collections Catalog

See our collection of Historic Rancho Bernardo articles that have appeared in our Newsletters. Also see our Collection of Bernardo Brandings Magazines from 1963 – 1967

Speaker Programs CANCELLED Until Further Notice

Our Speakers series RB Museum in the Bernardo Winery has been cancelled due to concern for mass gatherings during the Covid 19 pandemic. We will keep you informed of resumption in our Speaker Series schedule. We wish good health to all our community and a quick end to this public health crisis. Please check out our video archives of past speakers on our Speaker Series page listed below.

Link: Rancho Bernardo Speakers Series

15th Annual Pancake Festival – CANCELLED

We are sorry to inform you that our Pancake Festival scheduled for May 25, 2020, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus and its unknown ramifications.  We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and are grateful for your continuing support of the RB Historical Society.




Tom Cook – Historian and Visionary

Thomas F. Cook

Tom was one of the founders of the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society .
The RB Journal published an obituary about Tom. In 2015 the Rancho Bernardo Historical videotaped an Oral History Interview with Tom at the RB History Museum.









Harry Summers – Founder of Rancho Bernardo

Harry L. Summers

We remember Harry L. Summers,  the founder of Rancho Bernardo.
The LaJolla Light published an obituary about Summers. In 2009 the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society videotaped an interview with Mr. Summers at the Bernardo Winery.







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