John Dewitt Historic Museum and Library, Alpine Historical Society

Photographs, documents, artifacts and stories collected and maintained by the Alpine Historical & Conservation Society are displayed in temporary and permanent exhibits at the John DeWitt Museum and Library in the foothills community 30 miles east of San Diego called Alpine. The museum’s two exhibit buildings were constructed in the late 1890’s. Permanent displays include the Dr. Sohpronia Nichols exhibit celebrating the life of Alpine’s first physician, the Benjamin Arnold exhibit recognizing the contributions of Alpine’s greatest benefactor, the John Harbison beekeeping exhibit remembering the world’s largest honey producer in the 1870’s, and the Alpine Schoolhouse exhibit chronicling the first one-room schoolhouse in the 1870’s to the modern schools of today. Our current rotating exhibit, Alpine, Then and Now, takes a nostalgic look at images and objects of days gone by side-by-side with their contemporary equivalent to show how the Alpine landscape and lifestyle have changed over the past 120 years.



Open 2 to 4 pm the last weekend of each month. Closed in December.

Benefit Note:
Free tote bag

    Free Admission