Location and Hours

Pioneer Room

Pioneer Room

247 South Kalmia St.
Escondido, CA  92025

 

Tuesday:
2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday–Thursday:
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (Walk-in)
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Appointment)

 

Friday-Monday:
CLOSED


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Pioneer Room Desk

Have a question?

Call: 760-839-4315

Local History Archive

The Pioneer Room was established in 1992 with a bequest from historian Frances Beven Ryan. It houses the Library's collection of local Escondido history and genealogy research materials.

Finding Aids up on the Online Archive of California

Pioneer Room staff have begun the process of migrating our finding aids online, making it easier for researchers to discover and locate materials in our archival collections. Finding aids are guides that describe what is in a collection. Recently added finding aids include the records of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Rincon del Diablo/Rancho Bernard chapters, and the Maximo L. Atilano papers. You can view the Pioneer Room finding aids online here.

Mark your Calendars!

Escondido Public Library is gearing up for our annual Summer Reading Challenge, Design Your World,” and the Pioneer Room is no exception! We hope you will join us for a special presentation as City Planning and Pioneer Room staff explore the development of Escondido in “Designing Escondido: The Past, Present, and Future of Our City,” on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

Archival Collections

Archival Collections

Explore the Pioneer Room's archival and digital collections.

Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources

Search for information on family members.

Property Resources

Property Resources

Discover the history of your home or property.

Other Reference Materials

Other Reference Materials

Other reference materials include maps, telephone directories, and newspapers.

   

 

Research Requests

You may contact our staff to request a newspaper and archive search.

 

Explore Escondido History