Welcome To Our Museum

Welcome to The Chula Vista Heritage Museum. Yes, we are open doing normal Chula Vista Public Library hours. We are happy to present two exhibits: RUTH Remember Us The Holocaust and our Chula Vista Firemen Centennial exhibit in the south branch Chula Vista Library. Come see our “Old Goose” fire engine right in the middle of the library. This is a must for children and those that wish to learn about the history of the Chula Vista Fire Department. We have had great success with our virtual programs on our youtube channel hosted by Harry Orgovan and Sandra Scheller in OUR LIVES OUR FUTURE. Visit Chula Vista Heritage Museum Virtual Programs on youtube, there you can see numerous videos about our community and personal stories such as Holocaust survivors, the South Bay green sea turtles, and so much more.

Exhibit curator/Holocaust educator, Sandra Scheller gives personal tours of the Holocaust exhibit. She can be reached at 619-422-3429 or email at sscheller@cox.net. We invite schools or all levels, religious groups, organizations and senior facilities to take advantage of this tour for free.

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The Chula Vista Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the heritage of our local community. We are located inside the Chula Vista Public Library. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during library hours.

On Display Now

January 2020 -August 2022

Remember Us the Holocaust
RUTH – Remember Us The Holocaust

On January 12, our 2020 exhibit features Holocaust survivors that settled in the South Bay.  We are proud to have the very first Holocaust exhibit in San Diego County. This will run from January 2020 -August 2022.

This exhibit will have monthly activities which feature speakers about the Holocaust, documentaries, featured books and activities.  Schools are invited to schedule with museum curator, Sandra Scheller, personal tours  of the exhibit by contacting her at sscheller@cox.net.

Sandra’s mother, Ruth Sax a Holocaust survivor from the South Bay, gave her time in the community by teaching the Holocaust throughout the schools and colleges. She was honored as Women of the Year in San Diego, Inducted into the  San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame, honored as a Woman of Valor in San Diego County and received her honorary degree from Southwestern College as a humanitarian and educator.  Ruth dreamed of having a Holocaust museum in the South Bay and now Ruth’s dream is about to be fulfilled. The lessons learned in this exhibit are heartfelt and each story is very unique and emotional. 

Meet with exhibit curator/Holocaust educator, Sandra Scheller for a personal tour for your school, organization or group. These tours are free of charge. Contact Sandy at 619-422-3429 or email sscheller@cox.net.


CLICK HERE to see our virtual events.

Learn about the RUTH exhibit.

Upcoming is the 100th Anniversary Fire Department Exhibit

Upcoming Filipinos of South Bay Exhibit

Opening Day – RUTH exhibit