Grossmont High School Museum - Honoring the Past

lynn connie paulIn October 2008, a dream was realized with the Grand Opening of the GHS Museum on the Grossmont campus.  Prior to its opening, Connie Baer, Class of 1965, and Lynn Baer, Class of 1969, spent 18 months, organizing and creating the Museum displays.

During the school year, the ninth grade English classes visit the Museum as part of our efforts to share our wonderful 99-year old history with them. We are open each Wednesday at lunch for the students to explore our amazing traditions. 

Open to the public the first Wednesday of each month and by appointment on other Wednesdays, the Museum welcomes alumni and the community to share their memories of Grossmont High, as we discover all that we have in common.

We Need Your Help!

The Museum operates solely on donations, which are used to create the Museum displays, to preserve our memorabilia, and to celebrate Grossmont's history. As we look ahead to moving into the 3,300 square foot dance room (Rec Room in 1950 Girls PE Building) in 2020, we need your financial donations to fund at least 27 new display cases, wall shelves, cabinets and mannequins!

To make a tax-deductible financial donation, please use the DONATE button on the right. If you would like to sponsor a certain project, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also write a check, payable to the GHS Educational Foundation, and mail it to Connie and Lynn Baer, 5999 Avenorra Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942. In the check memo, please specify your sponsorship of a certain project or specify Museum General Fund.


We continue to settle into our new location, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, our “Worker Bees”, who have helped us move. Recently, we moved all the trophies, which are now displayed above the large showcases, as well as many things we’ve had in storage for years. We continue to arrange the displays and even ordered 3 more small showcases. Most of the items we had stored are being integrated into the previous displays. This month we’ll have the last of the shelving installed, and we’ll move the display yearbooks. Then, the old museum will be empty. We began the move in early August; 5 months later we are almost moved in.


Museum Contact Info

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You can make a tax deductible donation to the GHS Museum via the PayPal link below!

Sponsorship Opportunities


The GHS Museum and Alumni Association need your support to continue our efforts to celebrate, preserve, and display our remarkable Foothiller history.

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Our Foothiller Family Generosity

Browse the 99th Anniversary Program
to see the 2019 Donors.

Browse the 98th Anniversary Program
to see the 2018 Donors.

Browse the 97th Anniversary Program
to see the 2017 Donors.

Browse the 96th Anniversary Program
to see the 2016 Donors.

Foothillers have so much to celebrate!   For memorabilia donors, please visit our Donors Page.

100th Anniversary Celebration


ghs 1920 logoWe know you are as eager as we are for this historic moment.  We hope that a celebration will be held in 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

Please help us fund our newest history photo book written by La Mesa historian Jim Newland, author of four local history books.

Donations of any amount will help with the cost of the book, which will be filled with 200 photos and history. To receive our 100th anniversary email updates, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Grossmont High School Museum

P.O. Box 1043
La Mesa, CA 91944-1043

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