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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
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Centennial History Trail

Villa Mira Monte remains closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Temporarily Canceled

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Temporarily Canceled

MHHS News

MHHS Documentaries


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.

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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. At present, there is a great deal of uncertainty about social guidelines and how they will impact our lives. As we listen to the science and facts surrounding COVID-19, it looks to be many months before we will be able to gather in large groups -- projections are next year. As the weeks and months go by, it does not make sense to keep committees working in suspense about what will happen only to find that events may not be permitted when scheduled. Until we can once again open our doors to the community, we will continue our mission of preserving and sharing the history of Morgan Hill by finding new and interesting ways to keep us all engaged. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our new Blog which will be updated regularly with current and historical information pertaining to our community. You can also view our "Stories from the Past" documentary film series. And don't forget to watch for our Constant Contact emails, our quarterly newsletters, and follow us on Facebook. Thank you for your support!




High Speed Rail threatens Villa Mira Monte


Read President Kathy Sullivan’s letter to the California High Speed Rail Authority expressing the Society’s deep concerns regarding the devastating impacts that two of the California High Speed Rail alternatives will have on Villa Mira Monte, as well as the entire downtown community.




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.

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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. Read More





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Visit Villa Mira Monte:

17860 Monterey Road

P. O. Box 1258

Morgan Hill, CA 95038-1258

Museum Hours:

Fridays:   1:00-3:00

Saturdays:  10:00-1:00