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

MUSEUM HOURS
January 2022
10-1 on Wednesday, January 5th
10-1 on Saturday, January 15th

You may visit other Wednesdays when school is in session, by appointment only.
Masks are required inside the museum.


Museum Directors
Connie and Lynn Baer

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(619)-668-6140
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December 2021 | GHS Museum Newsletter

A Look Back at the 101st Anniversary Celebration

december newsletter > Home - Grossmont High School MuseumGrossmont High School’s 101st Anniversary Celebration was a time for Foothillers to gather, reminisce, and share their Foothiller pride. 101 years ago, the school’s founding board members, principal, teachers, staff, and its community could not have imagined the Grossmont of today, a school that treasures its past and embraces its future.

This identity is shown throughout the campus with the preservation of historic buildings, with the additional of modern buildings whose appearance echo the school’s origins, as well as the many bronze plaques and benches celebrating its past donated by alumni and retirees.

More than once, museum visitors have told us that Grossmont looks more like a college campus than a high school.

Friday, October 15th

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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

CONNIE BAER NAMED GOLD STAR VOLUNTEER

THE NEW GHS MUSEUM

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