The Coronado Museum features changing exhibits about the unique history of the community of Coronado. Topics range from the history of the Hotel del Coronado to the birthplace of military aviaition on North Island. The history of this unique community led a group of active citizens to establish the Coronado Historical Association in 1969. After over 30 years of collecting and preserving Coronado’s history, CHA moved to the historic Bank of Commerce building at 1100 Orange Avenue thanks to the generosity of Don and Leslie Budinger. In support of its mission, CHA’s special focus is educational programs and outreach. In addition to a year-round schedule of public lectures and other thought-provoking programs for adults, such as a Preservation Symposium every spring, the Coronado Historical Association provides fun educational programs for kids of all ages. CHA advances learning and stewardship in all by serving as Coronado’s primary center for community history and works actively to foster a Coronado community that is increasingly vibrant, engaged, and resilient.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
In partnership with the Dole Institute of Politics, the Coronado Historical Association’s special exhibit focuses on the wives of Vietnam POW’s and their tireless advocacy work. The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates, tells the story of the military wives who founded the organization that would later become the National League of POW/MIA Families. The Coronado and San Diego connections to this story are deep and moving.
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1100 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA