The Early Years The Rancho Bernardo Historical Society (RBHS)
, founded in 1982, and Membership has grown steadily. In 2005, the Historical Society opened its first museum at the Bernardo Winery. It expanded into a larger facility there, and now into an even bigger one!
The Mission of RBHS is to collect, document, and preserve items that represent the history of RB. Its collection consists of thousands of documents and individual items of interest, including maps, telephone books, photographs, newspapers, magazines, brochures, and many other unique artifacts. Special packaging is required to preserve these treasures, like the Symphony on the Green, and Avco Builders collections. None of it would be possible without the sponsorship of the generous people of Ranch Bernardo.
Each October, RBHS holds a General Membership Meeting. Our free monthly Speakers Series provides guest speakers who present topics related to thousands of years of RB history, and the SD area. Research information about RB is provided to students, businesses, teachers, philanthropic, and service groups. Our Coyote Tales is an outreach program to local schools. The museum conducts Oral History interviews with long-time local residents. One was conducted at the former Daley Ranch House, with Donald and Mrs. Daley, Bob Williams, and the extended Rizzo Family, owners of the Bernardo Winery. They were filmed and recorded discussing the ‘old days’ including that fateful November in 1962 when ranch land became RB’s Master Planned Community. The rest is truly history!
Interested in becoming a member, or a volunteer at the Museum, or one of our events? Please call the Museum 858-775-5788. VISIT WEBSITE