Rancho Bernardo Looking South from Battle Mountain
Rancho Bernardo History Museum at the Bernardo Winery
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.
Upcoming Speaker – November 9, 2019 11:00am
Steve Willard San Diego police officer and police historian, speaking on his latest book, San Diego Murder and Mayhem: True Crime Stories from the City’s Past. Link: Rancho Bernardo Speakers Series
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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
Tom Cook – Historian and Visionary
Thomas F. Cook
Tom was one of the founders of the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society .
The RB Journal Light recently 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 recently published an obituary about Summers
In 2009 the Rancho Bernardo Historical videotaped an Interview with Mr.Summers at the Bernardo Winery.
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