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Save The Date – Vista Historical Society Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame Induction

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Vista Historical Society annual meeting and Hall of Fame induction will be held at the Vista Valley Country Club at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Members of the board of directors will also be installed. Newly elected to the Hall of Fame are Edwin Giles Hart, Nancy Jones, Alex and Julia McDougall, […]

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Vista Historical Society Seeking Hall of Fame Candidates For 2017

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Nominations are now open for 2017 selections for the Vista Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Vista Historical Society. The hall of fame celebrates Vista’s history by highlighting individual accomplishments in support of Vista. A minimum of two members will be elected to the hall of fame each year. One of these members […]

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Vista Historical Society Tea Needs Help..

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Our Christmas Tea will be held on Sunday December 11 from 2 to 4 PM, At the Gloria McClellan Center 1400 Vale Terrace, Vista. We are in need of volunteers to bring finger foods and desserts such as sandwiches deviled eggs, cookies, etc If you can bring something, please e-mail Jack Larimer at vhm67@1882.sdcoxmail.com, call […]

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Vista Historical Society Annual Christmas Tea

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Vista Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas Tea from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, at the Park Terrace Café of the Gloria E. McClellan Adult Activity & Resource Center, 1400 Vale Terrace.   Everyone who is interested in the history of Vista is invited to the traditional event, which will feature […]

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44 Days to Election Two City Council Seats Need to be Filled

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  Local  /  3 Comments

Seven candidates vying for those two positions met at the Morris Vance Community Room at the Vista Civic Center, and  were asked several questions about the future of Vista. Watch how they answered the questions. On Tuesday, November 8th 2016 is Election Day and there will be many issues on the ballot.   For the City […]

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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social July 16th

By   /  July 11, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista Historical Society will hold its annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 16, at the Vista Historical Museum at Rancho Minerva. The event will be held on the patio of the museum, located at 2317 Old Foothill Drive, at San Clemente Avenue across Foothill Drive from Rancho Minerva Middle School. Cost is […]

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The Magnificent Seven

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

I hope my readers weren’t misled by the title of my article. This isn’t going to be a review of an old movie starring Yul Brenner and Charles Bronson. The title refers to the seven wonderful people that were inducted into the Vista Historical Society’s “Hall of Fame”. These are seven people that have greatly […]

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Students Work at VHS Museum

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

  The Vista Historical Society museum is located several miles from the downtown in a semi-rural area. The museum was once the family home of a Vista pioneer family, the Huntalas family. The homestead is a two story adobe structure that sits on what was known as Rancho Minerva. Today a modern school sits opposite […]

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Annual Meeting and Hall Of Fame Inductees – Part Two

By   /  April 15, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Vista Historical Society will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Vista Valley Country Club 29354 Vista Valley Dr., Vista 92084. PAUL LOUIS VINCENT CAMPO 1922-2007 DOROTHY MAXINE CAMPO – 1920-2008 Elected to the Vista Hall of Fame – Regular Division 2016 Paul and Dorothy Campo moved to Vista […]

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Annual Meeting and Hall Of Fame Inductees – Part One

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

ANNUAL MEETING AND HALL OF FAME – Part One (Series of 4) Jack Larimer … The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Vista Historical Society will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Vista Valley Country Club 29354 Vista Valley Dr., Vista 92084. The meeting will include a lunch provided by the Country Club. […]

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Vista Historical Society Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame Induction Scheduled

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Vista Historical Society annual meeting and Hall of Fame induction will be held at the Vista Valley Country Club at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Members of the board of directors will also be installed. Newly elected to the Hall of Fame are Thomas J. Adams, John and Gene Barrett, Paul and […]

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Old Vista School Photos Wanted

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Did you know that the Vista Unified School District will be marking their 100th Anniversary this year? Yes, 100 years of providing education to generations of Vista residents. To help commemorate this special anniversary the Vista Historical Society has created a special photo exhibit at the Vista Historical Society Museum located at 2317 Old Foothill […]

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Vista Historical Society Calls For Hall of Fame Nominations

By   /  January 12, 2016  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Jack Larimer… It is time again to elect new members to the Vista Hall of Fame. The hall of fame celebrates Vista’s history by highlighting individual accomplishments in support of Vista. The society’s bylaws changed this year, so that from now on a minimum of two members will be elected to the hall of fame each […]

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Vista Historical Society News

By   /  January 8, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

INVITATION TO TIDY TUESDAY By Pat Murphy – Maintenance Committee Chair The restoration fund started by President Carolynwas a great first step towards maintaining the historic Huntalas family home that is now our Vista Historical Society Museum. We have already replaced the faulty sidewalk alongside the Design center and shortly, a painting contractor will refurbish the […]

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Vista Historical Society Needs Help – Tidy Tuesday

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Vista Historical Society needs your help. To preserve our historic buildings, we are having a contractor familiar with historic building repair paint the exterior wood on the buildings and replace the glaze on the windows. In order for the contractor to do the work it will be necessary for the society to move all […]

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Annual Vista Historical Society Christmas Tea

By   /  December 10, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

The Vista Historical  Society  will host the annual Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 13th from 2 -4 pm. The Christmas Tea will be held at the Gloria E. McCellan Adult & Activity & Resource Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Children are encouraged to attend. Featuring refreshments and Santa Claus with  special entertainment from […]

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