Grossmont High School Museum - Honoring the Past

showcase donorsIn 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.

Connie Baer Named Gold Star Volunteer

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

2020-21 Campus Bench Donors

Family Benches

Two Baer/Vellone Family Benches: Bill Woolman

The Bibb Family Bench

The Hawkesworth Family Bench

The McWay Family Bench

Summer 2021 Museum Update

We are looking forward to the 100th +1 Anniversary Celebration Oct 15th and 16th, as well as the 101st anniversary of playing Sweetwater HS in football August 20th. More details are coming.

Museum Contact Info

September 2021
Select Wednesdays,
by appointment only

101st Anniversary Celebration
Save the Date!

Friday, October 15, 2021:  GHS Museum Open from 4-7
New Museum Dedication 5:30

Saturday, October 16, 2021:
2020 Hall of Honor Ceremony at 10 in the New Theater,
Followed by Campus Activities, details to follow

On Fridays, you may park in the parking lot (which has handicapped spaces) next to the tennis courts on Dennstedt. On Saturdays, the parking lot at the front of Grossmont is available, as well as parking on the circle in front of the “Castle”. You may also park on the street on Dennstedt, but the parking is limited.

You MUST wear a mask during your visit. No appointment necessary.

Museum Directors
Connie and Lynn Baer

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 Alum/Museum Facebook
Foothiller Foundation

Support The Museum

100 anniversary flyer

100th Anniversary (+1)

100 anniversary flyer

Click to Download the 100th Anniversary Update

You can make a tax deductible donation to the GHS Museum via the PayPal link below!

2020 map

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50 plus 1 Reunion for the Class of 1970

Time is drawing near for our 50+1 Reunion to finally take place! Reminder - the GHS Museum will be open on the day of the reunion, Sat. Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your visit! This is a special place that will surely bring back special memories.

Your Reunion Committee is excited to see everyone and to look back to who we were and celebrate who we are after 50 years.

Fred Baranowski

Bill La Fleur

Barbara Roberts Keane

Marti Kilby Steele

Dick Thorn

Julia Yale Salinas

Sponsorship Opportunities


The GHS Museum and Alumni Association need your support to continue our efforts to celebrate, preserve, and display our remarkable Foothiller history.

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Our Foothiller Family Generosity

Browse the 99th Anniversary Program
to see the 2019 Donors.

Browse the 98th Anniversary Program
to see the 2018 Donors.

Browse the 97th Anniversary Program
to see the 2017 Donors.

Browse the 96th Anniversary Program
to see the 2016 Donors.

Foothillers have so much to celebrate! For memorabilia donors, please visit our Donors Page.

100th Anniversary Celebration


We know you are as eager as we are for this historic moment.  We hope that a celebration will be held in 2021. To receive our 100th anniversary email updates, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please help us fund our newest history photo book written by La Mesa historian Jim Newland, author of four local history books.

Donations of any amount will help with the cost of the book, which will be filled with 200 photos and history.


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