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.


We continue to settle into our new location, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, our “Worker Bees”, who have helped us move. Recently, we moved all the trophies, which are now displayed above the large showcases, as well as many things we’ve had in storage for years. We continue to arrange the displays and even ordered 3 more small showcases. Most of the items we had stored are being integrated into the previous displays. This month we’ll have the last of the shelving installed, and we’ll move the display yearbooks. Then, the old museum will be empty. We began the move in early August; 5 months later we are almost moved in.


Museum Contact Info

July 2021
Friday, July 9th from 10-1
Saturday, July 17 12-3

August 2021
Saturday, August 14 from 10-1
Friday, August 20 from 4-7

(before Sweetwater vs GHS football game, 101 years after the first game)

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

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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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