The days when Chula Vista was mostly lemon groves and farms (1880s-1960s) is gone, but important elements in the city’s agricultural past are being preserved in a new exhibit at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum at 360 Third Avenue. The exhibit, opening on June 5th, will present a history of farming in the area, including crops, people, historical farm equipment, artifacts and farming practices.
The exhibit will feature photographs of crops growing and being picked, farm products, farm laborers, plowing, threshing, cultivating, farm property and buildings, farm vehicles, and other aspects of farming. Displays will highlight artifacts that would have been used on the family farm, farming implements, and equipment used in the fields and groves.
The Chula Vista Heritage Museum is open from 12 noon to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12 noon to 3 pm 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.
Chula Vista Heritage Museum
360 Third Avenue