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It’s Membership Time!!!!!!

The Santee Historical Society explores Santee’s past to enrich our present and inspire our future. We connect people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing Santee’s history. Family histories, events, newspaper articles, books, and photographs are being organized, filed … Continue reading

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Do you like the Show American Pickers? They are Coming our Way!!!!

You can be on television!    The “American Pickers” TV program is coming to our area!  They have called us and asked that anyone who has an interesting collection send them an email or voicemail with your name, address and description … Continue reading

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Let us introduce you to another of our Business Members!

Meet our Business Members – Industrial Grinds Coffee.  This is a women owned company.  Two Navy veterans who have made great coffee and gluten-free food their specialties. Stop into their shop on Cuyamaca St and say “hello.”  You’ll be glad … Continue reading

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See you there!

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Why do we need family photographs at the museum?

Images have power. As a form of language, visual data influences the way we create social meaning and share cultural knowledge. Seeing and then interpreting what we see is critical to our understanding the world from a particular lens or … Continue reading

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James Ogden Miner

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Come one! Come all!

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Do you have “Bats in Your Belfry”?

Just a little language history… Do you know where the phrase “Bats in the Belfry” came from? The meaning of the word is “Crazy or eccentric”. Bats are, of course, the erratically flying mammals and ‘belfries’ are bell towers, sometimes … Continue reading

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1959 Santee Library News

With the push to build a new library in Santee becoming almost daily news, it seemed appropriate to post a newspaper articles from 1959 when a new library was also being built in Santee. Shelving Considered Santee – A new … Continue reading

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Mail Delivery begun for Santee Lakeside – 1959

                                          Mail Delivery begun for Santee Lakeside City mail delivery will begin today for 13,400 residents in Santee and Lakeside. … Continue reading

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