The Coronado Historical Association features a Coronado History Research Center open by appointment only and changing exhibition galleries about the unique history of the community of Coronado. Topics range from the history of the Hotel del Coronado to the birthplace of military aviation 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 on 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. 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.
The Coronado Historical Association provides fun educational programs for kids of all ages and Historic Walking Tours:
Every Sunday at 11 am & Thursday at 1 pm
Location: Coronado Historical Association,
1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Admission: Adults $20 | Children (12 & under) $5
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Uprooted: The Story of the Japanese Americans of Coronado
The Coronado Historical Association is proud to present Uprooted: The Story of the Japanese Americans of Coronado. From immigration in the early 20th century to internment during World War II and post-war resettlement, Uprooted traces the stories of Japanese American families in Coronado. Visit the exhibit to explore the influence of Japanese-style landscape arts in American society through gardens such as Coronado’s Japanese Tea Garden. Exhibit programming throughout Spring 2022 will include conversations with local Japanese American community members, special lectures about Japanese-style gardens, and even a film screening. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming exhibit events and follow us on social media for schedules and updates.
The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego and the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park.
The Galleries are open Tuesday – Friday from 11 am – 4 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.
Visit Coronado Historical Association
1100 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Tuesday - Friday from 11 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm.
1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA