Preserving the History of Morgan Hill

Visit Villa Mira Monte

The Morgan Hill Historical Society invites you to explore the fascinating story of our California community named after local rancher Hiram Morgan Hill. Here you will discover Hiram and Diana's beautiful Queen Anne East Lake/Stick style home built in 1884.


In 2005 a delightful 1911 Craftsman style home, built by a local orchardist in 1911, was moved to the property and is now the Morgan Hill Museum. The Morgan Hill Museum is a repository for archives and object collections, including artifacts, maps, photos, manuscripts, clippings and memorabilia pertaining to the local area and its inhabitants. 


Our Centennial History Trail winds through beautiful rose gardens and offers a reflective walk through the historical highlights of our area.

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Morgan Hill Museum
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Centennial History Trail

Welcome to Villa Mira Monte


Surround yourself with history as you tour the Centennial History Trail and beautiful rose gardens on the grounds of VMM. During the winter months, the grounds are open daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

For a more in-depth sense of local history, both the Hiram Morgan Hill House and the Morgan Hill Museum are open on Saturdays from

10:00am - 1:00pm with docents to welcome visitors and provide tours. We look forward to seeing you!

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Upcoming Events

All-Member Old-Fashioned BBQ

Wednesday, July 13

    5:00-7:30 PM

   Villa Mira Monte


Your Board of Directors is excited to announce that, after a 3-year break, we are holding our fabulous old-fashioned BBQ dinner. This is our way of thanking all of you, our faithful members and generous Community Partners, for all that you do to keep the history of the Morgan Hill Community alive.

Social hour begins at 5 PM and our delicious BBQ dinner starts at

6 PM. The menu includes the BBQ with all the trimmings as well as an assortment of beverages. There will also be entertainment by some of our favorite local artists.

There is no fee for this event, but we do need a count for food. Please … RSVP no later than July 6. You may click here to do so or leave a message at 408-779-5755. Please speak clearly and provide your name, phone number, and any additional names for the reservation.

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A time-honored tradition is back!

Morgan Hill Historical Society proudly presents:

   Founder’s Dinner

   August 27th, 2022  |  3:00 – 6:00 pm

   Rhoades Ranch

Join us to pay tribute to Morgan Hill’s founding families and individuals who have contributed to our community for more than 50 years. We thank Sheila and Joe Giancola, owners of Rhoades Ranch, for their gracious hospitality in opening their picturesque Morgan Hill historic landmark for this event.


Read about Morgan Hill’s historic Rhoades Ranch and former owner, Harold Thomas, “The Strawberry King,” in gmhTODAY magazine (subscriber content).


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September 17, 2022

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