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Gala: Nuestra Frontera: Our South Bay Families

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Bonita Museum & Cultural Center

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Bonita, CA 91902

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On Saturday, June 29, 2019 the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center (BMCC) will host a special fundraising dinner gala to introduce the exhibition Nuestra Frontera: Our South Bay Families at the Border. This original exhibition presents a fascinating walk through 250 years of San Diego history. The gala will celebrate the early Californios and ranchos days in the region with the food and music of the 1800's. History will come to life, as actors portraying people in the exhibition delight in the telling of early Alta California stories.

During the gala enjoy an opening night preview of the exhibition based on more than 50 oral interviews, 2,000 archival photographs, and census and genealogy records. The exhibit documents the multi-ethnic Spanish-speaking families who have lived in the San Diego-Tijuana region for over eight generations.

Visitors to the exhibition will discover families whose ancestors first came as leather jackets with the Portola Expedition in 1769. When Mexico declared independence from Spain, many of these men became prominent Californios who owned vast tracts of land,ranchos, in the South Bay region. Themes in the exhibition include the coming of the railroads and the Mexican Revolution and how it impacted South Bay families. More recently, the exhibition details oral histories about the Mexican Repatriation in the 1930's as well as the excitement in the region during the 1970’s as an epicenter of the Chicano movement. The exhibit will contain photographs as well as interactive displays that bring history to life.

The exhibit is curated by Barbara Zaragoza, a freelance writer and local historian who holds a Master’s degree in history from Harvard University. She has written several books, including "San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley" as well as "Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-speaking People of the South Bay, San Diego."

The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center is open Wednesday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The museum is located at 4355 Bonita Road in Bonita, California, 91902. The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center is operated by the The Bonita Historical Society and is dedicated to preserving, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, arts, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nación in South San Diego County.

Please check our website for lectures and events associated with the exhibition. www.bonitahistoricalsociety.org


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El Bonita Museum and Cultural Center Presenta: Nuestra Frontera: Nuestras Familias de South Bay en la Frontera.

Fechas de exposición: Junio 29 a agosto 24, 2019

La exposición presenta una experiencia fascinante por 250 años de la historia de San Diego, basada en más de 50 entrevistas orales, 2,000 fotografías de archivos, censos y datos genealógicos. La exposición documenta la gente multiétnica y familias que vivieron en la región de South Bay y San Diego-Tijuana.


Los visitantes de la exposición descubrirán familias de ancestros que llegaron al South Bay en el siglo 17 durante la expedición de Portola tanto como familias de la zona quienes ancestros pertenecieron de ranchos enormes de la comarca durante principios del período de los Californios. Los temas de la exposición incluyen la introducción del ferrocarril y la Revolución Mexicana y el impacto a las familias del South Bay. La exposición detalla historias orales de la repatriación Mexicana de 1930 tanto como la pasión en la región durante los años 70 con el Movimiento Chicano en el epicentro. La exposición tendrá fotografías y presentaciones multimedia que muestran una historia viva.


La exposición está curado por Barbara Zaragoza, una escritora independiente e historiadora local con la Maestría en Historia de Harvard. Ha escrito muchos libros que incluyen “ San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley” y “ Fronterizos: A History of the Spanish-Speaking People of the South Bay, San Diego.”


El Museo Bonita y Centro Cultural está abierto de miércoles a sábado de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. La entrada es gratis. Ubicación: 4355 Bonita Rd., Bonita CA. 91902


Por favor visiten nuestro sitio web para pláticas y eventos asociados con la exposición.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free. We are located in the Bonita-Sunnyside Library complex on Bonita Road.

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Wed. - Sat. 10am - 4pm 619 267-5141

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will be on a reservations list

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yes

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Please bring the name or print out of your reservation

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