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.

HOME: A Living Archive Exhibition

The Pioneer Room is on the Internet Archive!

Through the California Audiovisual Preservation Project, and supported by the California State Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Room is happy to announce that selection of audiovisual material on Escondido is now available on the Internet Archive! Largely from the Frances Beven Ryan collection, highlights of the recordings include the dedication and burial of the time capsule at Orange Glen Elementary School, the Mayflower Tree, and early days in Escondido.

Find the Escondido Public Library's collection here

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