LGHS Parsonage Museum

The Parsonage Museum

The Parsonage Museum of the Lemon Grove Historical Society presents both long standing exhibits central to the understanding of Lemon Grove history and rotating displays highlighting special topics from our archives and special collections. In this manner we hope to keep our museum fresh and ever changing.

Please visit us at least twice a year for a look back in time in Lemon Grove!

Standing Exhibits


  • The Parson’s Study
  • Sewing Room, Parents’ Room, Children’s Room (2nd Floor)
  • Treganza Gallery of Artwork (2nd floor)
  • The Story of a Building, 3308 Main Street
  • The Sonka Store

Rotating Exhibits


2017 Summer

  • Lemon Fruit Packing
  • Remembering Lemon Grove’s Movie Theaters
  • Children’s books & cap pistols (glass counter)

2017 Fall/Winter

  • Miller Dairy Remembered (Hunter Gallery)
  • WWII memorabilia from Lemon Grove veterans
  • The Harvest 1893-1990s (Smith Gallery)

Past Exhibits


  • The Art and Wit of Don Porcella
  • In the Garden: New Landscapes by Ed Roxburgh
  • Furnishing Lemon Grove (Smith Gallery)
  • The Good Family:  Legacy of a Lemon Grove Family
  • Tony Sonka:  The Force that Built Lemon Grove
  • Story of the Lemon Grove Post Office
  • Richard DeRosset: Seascapes
  • Kathleen Strzelecki: Faces and Souls
  • Story of Lemon Grove Little League
  • Remembering Lemon Grove’s Movie Theaters: Cinema-Dine, Ace Drive-In, Grove Theatre
  • The Kumeyaay
  • Historic Homes
  • Memories of Chester and Billy (with Friends of the LG Library)
  • Vernon Allen: A Retrospective
  • Domestic Life (The Way We Were)
  • Story of Lemon Grove Schools
  • The Great Lemon Grove Mission Rancho Horse Show & Rodeo (1941 – 1957)
  • Lemon Grove in World War II
  • The Treganza Family in Lemon Grove
  • The Sweating Beast: Plowing the New Town of Lemon Grove