Pioneer Room Friends

Who are 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 Friends Board Meetings

The Pioneer Room Friends Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Main Library. Meetings are open to the public. 

What do the Pioneer Room Friends do?
  • Promote the use of the Pioneer Room's archival and genealogical materials.

  • Raise funds to help purchase items for the collection and archival preservation materials.

  • Publish and sell an annual calendar that contains historic photos of Escondido from the Pioneer Room collection.

  • Publish a quarterly newsletter for members.

  • Sponsor workshops and speakers to raise awareness of local history, genealogy, and the Pioneer Room's resources.

  • Participate in community events such as the Grape Day Festival.

How do I become a Pioneer Room Friend?
  • Download and print a Pioneer Room Friend membership form. (Completed forms must be mailed to the address noted on the form along with a check.)

  • Contact staff at the Pioneer Room to find out more about becoming a Pioneer Room Friends Board Member: 760-839-4315 or

Pioneer Room Calendars

2023 Calendar

The Pioneer Room Friends continue their tradition of providing an annual calendar to support the Pioneer Room! This year's calendar explores Escondido's Historic Churches. Believing that churches were a solid foundation for a community, the Escondido Land and Town Company offered free land to religious groups. The calendar features photographs from the Pioneer Room collections and images from the History Center and Escondido's church communities.

Your donation provides local history and genealogy events and archival materials that allow our archives staff to continue the care and preservation of the Pioneer Room collections. 

Calendars are available year-round for $10.00 in the Pioneer Room.


Calendars from previous years

Please contact the Pioneer Room at 760-839-4315 or email us at to check availability.  The cost is $2 each.

Pioneer Room calendars

2023 Calendars

Featuring historic Escondido photos found in the Pioneer Room collection. Proceeds go to providing local history and genealogy events and paying for archival materials.