Historic Society

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.  

1926 City Walk 'n' Talk  3rd Saturdays, 10 AM from the Dunes Center.

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 nearly 200 volumes of  area history from old autos to shipwrecks, to Tequila!



A colorful 2016 calendar "It Happened in Guadalupe" with lots of photos and tidbits of town history.

$13.00 or 2/$25.00 plus mailing cost of $2.00 EACH.

Make checks to Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Society, PO Box 233, Guadalupe, CA 93434

Items are available for purchase!

  • "Colorful Guadalupe" (brief history)
  • Refrigerator magnets, 1926 Jail and 1928 elevated tank
  • Logo Pens
  • Logo Caps
  • Key chains/lanyards (blue, green, burgundy) with imprint “GUADALUPE CALIFORNIA”
  • 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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