Grossmont High School Museum - Honoring the Past

showcase donors > Home - Grossmont High School MuseumIn 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 Fall 2023.

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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March & April 2022 | GHS Museum Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

We have enjoyed the number of alumni, retirees, family, and friends who have visited the museum before our closing May 25, 2022. It’s gratifying for us to see their enthusiasm and appreciation for the new museum, our second version of the GHS Museum.

May 25th, we will finish having students visit with freshman classes. (Then all of the GHS students will have visited us this school year!)

Here is a fun photo of four students enjoying their time at the museum during lunch standing beside a 1950s boy’s cheer sweater which displays the original 1947 Gus logo. The students are wearing coonskin caps, donated by the GHS Educational Foundation, as they celebrate being Foothillers.


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



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