Thursday, November 15, 2012

Research Location - Fallbrook Historical Society

The Fallbrook Historical Society is located at 260 Rocky Crest Rd., Fallbrook, CA (at the corner of Rocky Crest and Hill St., entrance on Hill St.).  It is open on Thursday and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM and by appointment.  Phone 760-723-4125.  Their website is  The museum is free but they love donations.

There are three buildings on the grounds: the main museum with includes a research area, the Pittenger House, and the Barn.  These buildings hold an amazing collection of artifacts, mostly from the Fallbrook area.  They are arranged in collections and include such things as the organ from the old original Baptist Church, miniature replicas of early Fallbrook buildings, housewares, farm implements, antique cars, Native American artifacts, and the Pittenger House which is an old Victorian house that has period furnishings.  It was once the home of William Pittenger, a Methodist Minister and Civil War soldier.  And much more!

Of even more interest to genealogists are the research materials.  There are history books of Fallbrook, San Diego Co., and California.  There is a nice collection of Fallbrook High School yearbooks.  There are cemetery records and records of clubs that have met in Fallbrook.  And more.  In addition to the book collection, there are files of information on various early Fallbrook families.  And they have a nice collection of pictures of early Fallbrook and early Fallbrook settlers.  A very interesting place!

Submitted by Sue Roe

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