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.
Morgan Hill House
Morgan Hill Museum
Centennial History Trail
Villa Mira Monte remains closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recent Blog Postings
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Learn more about our "Stories from the Past" documentaries.
Native American plant garden at Villa Mira Monte
Thanks to a grant funded in March of 2019 by the South Valley Fleuer Garden Club, a Native American garden has been established at the entrance of Villa Mira Monte.
Alll 2020 MHHS Public Events Canceled
On Monday, 4/27, the MHHS Board of Directors approved canceling all MHHS public events for 2020. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our members and event attendees, many of whom fall in high risk categories.
Morgan Hill Historical Society Receives Grant Awards from Santa Clara County Historic Grant Program
7/8/2020 Media Advisory:
The Morgan Hill Historical Society today announced that it has been awarded two grants by Santa Clara County as part of the County’s competitive Historic Grant Program. The program’s purpose is to support projects that acknowledge and celebrate untold stories and/or underrepresented/disadvantaged communities.
Morgan Hill Historical Society Appoints New Board President
On June 22, 2020, the Morgan Hill Historical Society Board of Directors elected long-time member and volunteer, Roger Knopf, as President of the organization, effective July 1, 2020. Knopf stepped into the role of former President Kathy Sullivan who led the organization for six years. Kathy remains active on the Board as Chair of Marketing Communications and on other committees.
Celebrating Día De Los Muertos
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd annually. This beloved cultural tradition originated centuries ago among indigenous communities in Mexico and is now celebrated far and wide. It is a time to remember and honor departed loved ones and ancestors, and to recognize that the dead are not gone but continue on in a different plane. By sharing stories and memories, present generations can keep the spirits of the departed alive.
Interested in creating a Dia De Los Muertos Altar at home? Click here to learn more.