We are open every Saturday and Sunday for in person visitors from 1-4 pm.
The Reche Schoolhouse is open the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1-4 pm.
Members! Did you renew your annual membership in January? if not Click here …
Private tours are also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Everything Fallbrook .org posted a video about the Historical Society. Click here to view
- We have a rotating display section at the Heritage Center. This quarter we have:
- Vintage Valentines
- Avocado History
- Do you have questions about Fallbrook History? Get answers from our historian! click here…
- Make sure to read our most recent Featured Articles.
- All members are welcome to attend FHS board meetings, held first Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm either via Zoom or at the Heritage Center Click to register…
- FHS board meeting minutes. Click here…
- 2021 FHS Goals
- Need to rent an interesting place to hold a meeting or event? learn more…
- Docents wanted learn more…
- Have some talents and some time? We would appreciate your help. Investigate our Volunteer Opportunities
- Check out our newsletters
- October 2022 Time Again monthly newsletter
- Spring 2023 edition of our quarterly newsletter The Historian
- Read back-issues from our archives
Luiseno Indianans 1781 near Fallbrook
Fallbrook's first setteler
Fallbrook's first school built on land donated by Vital Reche
J. P. M. Rainbow
Man the town is named for.
William Pittenger, winner of the first Congressional Medal of honor. Minister in Fallbrook.
Loma Ranch on Alturas St. 1895
RR Station in Santa Margarita Canyon 1883
Ellis Hotel in Fallbrook
Note the Ellis Hotel lower right
Fallbrook's first Hospital
Fallbrook Citrus Association
Fallbrook Hospital 1960
Fallbrook Hospital 1960
Fallbrook SD County Library 1987
FHS MISSION STATEMENT
The Fallbrook Historical Society’s mission is to bring history to life by educating the community and others about Fallbrook’s rich heritage.Brief History of Fallbrook Historical Society
The Fallbrook Historical Society (FHS) received its Charter, approval of exemption as a Non-Profit Corporation and Articles of Incorporation on August 9, 1976. The first general meeting of the FHS was called to order by George Kelsey in the Fallbrook High School Cafeteria on April 4, 1977. The current location of the museum and Pittenger House, were purchased in 1981. Construction of the “Barn” began on June 3, 2006, culminating with the “Barn” being formally dedicated and named the Donald J. Rivers Interpretive Center on October 9, 2011.