An exhibit showcasing the Chula Vista’s historic homes will open on May 1 at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum. The exhibit focuses on homes built between the 1880s and the 1930s, and will include photographs of homes representing various styles of architecture, such as Victorian, Craftsman, Mediterranean, and period Revivals. The museum, located at 360 Third Avenue, will be open from 1-5 p.m. on May 1.
Various antiques representing each architectural period will be on display including, china, glass, clothing, textiles, and furniture. These vintage pieces reflect times in local history when Chula Vista was emerging as the county’s center for citrus production or during the subsequent boom the city experienced as a result of the expansion of this local industry. Many of these homes still stand as living monuments to their builders and the men and women who lived in them.
“This is our third exhibit to be displayed at the museum,” said Interim Library Director, Leah Browder. “Chula Vista has a rich architectural history with its homes, and we look forward to unveiling the new exhibit,” continued Browder. On May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Historic Home Tour will start from the museum. For details on the tour, please call (619) 420-5612.
After the exhibit opens, the Chula Vista Heritage Museum’s regular hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., but will also be open for the Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free.
Some of the photographs displayed at the museum, plus many other photographs on Chula Vista history, are also available on the library’s website at www.chulavistalibrary.com. For more information, contact the library at (619) 691-5069.