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 the Morgan Hill House, 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.
For a more in-depth look at local history, both the Hiram Morgan Hill House and the Morgan Hill Museum are open on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm with docents to welcome visitors and provide tours. We look forward to seeing you!
Morgan Hill House
Morgan Hill Museum
Centennial History Trail
Historic Downtown Walking Tours are Back!
Join us for a free docent-led tour
Second Saturday of every month
10:00 am - noon
No reservations needed. Donations welcomed.
Meet at Morgan Hill Parking Garage
(3rd Street entrance off Monterey Road)
"Stories from the Past 2023" documentary now available for viewing onlineOn September 9, 2023, the latest installment of the "Stories from the Past" historical documentary series was presented at the Morgan Hill Historical Society's Founders Dinner. The film features personal and narrative accounts of people and events that have shaped the history and heritage of the Morgan Hill, San Martin and Madrone communities. Celebrating its 54th year, the Founders Dinner honored the interviewees and other members of the community whose individual stories each contribute to the preservation of our city's history. In case you missed it, the film is now available to watch on demand.
Congratulations to our Filmmaker TeamOn May 19, 2023, local filmmakers Robin Shepherd and Nils Myers were honored for their valued contributions to the Morgan Hill Historical Society’s oral history and documentary film collection. Shepherd and Myers were recognized at the 2nd Annual Santa Clara County Preservation Alliance Awards at History San Jose. Every year, they create new films for our Stories from the Past and History Makers series. We debut their films at the Annual Founders Dinner and other local events.
New "History Makers" documentary series"History Makers" is a multi-film, multi-year project that debuted in September 2021 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Morgan Hill Historical Society. The project has been made possible by a grant from a generous local family that shares our desire to keep history alive and share it with our community for generations to come. Our "Stories from the Past" docuseries also continues, and is supported by funding from the Santa Clara County Grant Program. Past films are available to watch on demand.