Inside the Pioneer Room

Pioneer Room

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.


Grape Day Girl

Digital Archives

You can view several of our collections of digital photographs online.



Genealogy Resources

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.

Pioneer Room Desk

Have a question?

Call: 760-839-4315

Research Requests

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


Finding Escondido

Finding Escondido

Remember this event? Know these faces? Click the image above and help the Pioneer Room identify the people, places, and events that have shaped Escondido's past.

Research Escondido History

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