Grossmont High School Museum - Honoring the Past

Grossmont High MuseumIn October 2008, a dream was realized with the Grand Opening of the GHS Museum on the Grossmont campus.  Prior to its opening, Connie Baer, Class of 1965, and Lynn Baer, Class of 1969, spent 18 months, organizing and creating the Museum displays.

During the school year, the ninth grade English classes visit the Museum as part of our efforts to share our wonderful 95-year old history with them. We are open each Wednesday at lunch for the students to explore our amazing traditions. 

The highlight of the 2015-2016 was our 95th Anniversary Celebration!  To read more about it, please read our "Foothiller Footsteps" November 2015 La Mesa Courier column on the event under the Museum News tab and browse our 95th Anniversary Program under the Programs tab.  Foothillers have much to celebrate! 

Open to the public the first Wednesday of each month and by appointment on other Wednesdays, the Museum welcomes alumni and the community to share their memories of Grossmont High, as we discover all that we have in common.

The Museum operates solely on donations, which are used to create the Museum displays, to preserve our memorabilia, and to celebrate Grossmont's history. Listed below are some of our current projects and fundraising needs.

To make a tax-deductible financial donation, please use the Pay Pal button on the right. if you would like to sponsor a certain project, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may also write a check, payable to the GHS Educational Foundation, and mail it to GHS Museum, P.O. Box 1043,La Mesa, CA 91944-1043: in the check memo, please specify your sponsorship of a certain project or specify Museum General Fund.

  • New Monument:

    Words are not sufficient to thank Bill Woolman, Class of 1962, who fully funded a 2-sided monument that beautifully celebrates our shared GHS history.  The front side has a bronze image of the granite “Castle” and the words, “Established 1920”, and the rear side states “Forever Foothillers” with the 1920 original school logo in bronze.  It has already become “THE” place to have a GHS photo taken. Over the past 5 years, Bill has become a dear friend, who has helped us in so many ways.  His favorite comment to us is “What do you need?”

  • Current Projects:

    During the summer, Lynn and I created 2 new displays in the Picture Room; these displays celebrate our spirit history with Gus memorabilia as well as Spirit car photos and Class and Letterman sweaters.  Currently, we are working on a project to display in the foyer of the New Gym framed 12x18 photographs of the first GHS athletic teams.  We hope to have them on exhibit before basketball season.

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Foothiller Footsteps October 2016 - Tennis

In 1924, the Grossmont Girls and Boys Tennis Teams consisted of 8 girls and 2 boys. Having only dirt surface courts on campus, we can only imagine the challenges of coaching and playing. From 1935-1936, the Works Progress Administration built the first tennis courts on campus While those courts are gone, there is one WPA cement bench remaining, with a small bronze plaque proclaiming its historic origins.

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