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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


The GHS Museum is closed until Spring 2024.

We are available to answer your questions about Foothiller history.
Feel free to contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-668-6148.

Museum Directors
Connie and Lynn Baer

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August 2023 | GHS Museum Newsletter

museum August Newsletter

Dear Friends,
We want to share a few updates with you, some fun, some sad, and some informational. The past year without the museum has been challenging for us, but we are hopeful that we can recreate a place where Foothillers, past and present, can share their memories and learn of those who paved the path to the Grossmont High School of today.
As you can see, the new building is beginning to take shape. It will be closer to the cul-de-sac on Dennstedt Place and closer to parking adjacent to the tennis courts. The completion date is still December 2023. We hope to reopen in Spring 2024 if all goes according to plan. Fingers crossed, right?

Campus Tours

In the past month, we led tours of the campus on two Saturdays. Because of the construction on campus, it was a challenge to navigate the upper quad due to the construction of the new stadium entrance, the new cafeteria, the new Weight room, Sports Medicine, and Museum buildings. The new home stands have been installed and were ready for the first football game.

2023 Passing of Beloved Staff

What a difficult 2022-23 winter it was for our retirees! You can read more about the retirees we have lost on our In Memoriam Staff pages.

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