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Grossmont High School Museum - Honoring the Past

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In June 2007, Lynn and I began a journey into the history of GHS. 14 years later, we have "settled into" the 1950 Girls PE Rec Room and Hallway. We could not have made this move without the help of wonderful friends and family as well as the help of the district maintenance department, especially carpenter Tony Patton.

We thank so many people for their financial support; here are those who funded the new showcases in the museum. (We also have used all of our “old” showcases, 5 large and 4 small. 2 of the large showcases are from the 1950s. Thanks to the district electrician, Greg Kielinen, we have lights in all of the large showcases.)

We hope you visit us soon and share in our enthusiasm for the great love that students, staff, and community have for Grossmont High School.

These 5 Photos show the evolution of the GHS Museum.

Thank You for Your Support

The Museum operates solely on donations, which are used to create the Museum displays, to preserve our memorabilia, and to celebrate Grossmont's history. 

To make a tax-deductible financial donation, please use the DONATE 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 Connie and Lynn Baer, 5999 Avenorra Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942. In the check memo, please specify your sponsorship of a certain project or specify Museum General Fund.

Museum Contact Info


Summer Hours 10-2
Saturdays, June 15th, July 24th, August 17th, September 21, and Sunday, September 15th.

We are located near the pool
on the east side of campus.

Museum Directors
Connie and Lynn Baer

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May 2024 | GHS Museum Newsletter

museum may 2024 newsletter

Save the Date
Saturday, May 18, 2024
2024 GHS Museum Opening
10 am to 2 pm

Dear Friends,
Join us to relive your Foothiller memories and to create new ones as we celebrate 103 years of Grossmont High School history. 

After 5 months of unpacking, rearranging, and squeezing things in, we are ready to reopen our third museum. Beginning in 2007, our amazing journey through 3 museums would not have been possible without the support of generous donors and willing volunteers.

The 2024 Museum was created with the invaluable assistance of our family: Yvonne Baer Vellone, Class of 1975, and her husband Dave and son Matt, nephew Kyle Baer and his wife Kijan, and wonderful volunteer and friend Jerry Botts, Class of 1975. 

2020-21 Showcase Donors

Perimeter of Room

1920s Large and Small Showcases: Bruce Davidson, Retired Government Teacher

1920s Small Showcase: In Memory of Kenneth Johnson, Class of 1975

2020-22 Campus Bench Donors

Family Benches

Two Baer/Vellone Family Benches: Bill Woolman

The Bibb Family Bench

The Hawkesworth Family Bench

The McWay Family Bench