The Pioneer Room was established in 1992 with a bequest from local historian Frances Beven Ryan. It houses our collection of local history and genealogy reference and research materials.
You can view several of our collections of digital photographs online.
Watch videos of local Escondidans sharing their stories about themselves, their families, and our community's history.
The Pioneer Room has many resources available to genealogy researchers.
Support the Pioneer Room - Join the Pioneer Room Friends
The Friends of the Pioneer Room is a non-profit organization that supports the Escondido Public Library's local history collection through organized fundraising projects such as the sale of the Pioneer Room Calendar each year. The group also sponsors local history and genealogy events.