An exhibit showcasing the early days of education in Chula Vista and the South Bay will open on Thursday, July 2 at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum. The year-long exhibit, entitled “The Way We Learned: Education in the South Bay,” chronicles the schools and people from the mid 19th century through extensive photographs from the Chula Vista Public Library’s local history collection. The museum, located at 360 Third Avenue, will be open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on July 2.
In addition to the photographs, the exhibit will include school workbooks and yearbooks, grade reports, and student memorabilia from some of Chula Vista’s own residents. Artifacts such as clothing, inkwells, slates, a school bell, a school desk and “McGuffey Readers” will be on display.
The Chula Vista Heritage Museum is open from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.
Some of the photographs displayed at the museum, plus many other photographs on Chula Vista history, may be viewed on the library’s website at www.chulavistalibrary.com. For more information, contact the library at (619) 691-5069.