Alpine Historical

Welcome To The

Alpine Historical and
Conservation Society

The mission of the Alpine Historical & Conservation Society is to encourage the community in an effort to retain structures and sites of historical significance, conserve natural resources and parkland, make available the visible evidence of the history of our community, and develop historical programs which emphasize the contributions of the various cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups that comprise the Alpine area.

Visit Us

Discover the rich history of Alpine by visiting the John DeWitt Museum. We are open the last weekend of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Private tours are available by calling Carol at 619-445-2544.

Get Involved

The Alpine Historical and Conservation Society is an all-volunteer 501-C3 non-profit organization. Operating on a shoestring budget, with no paid staff, is challenging. You can help preserve Alpine’s heritage by volunteering, becoming a member, and making a donation.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the many, many projects underway at the Alpine Historical Society’s museums.


New members are welcome at any time. Volunteers are always needed to serve as docents and to help with building restoration and preservation.


Donations are always welcome! Funds are used to continue our quest to develop a Heritage Park with our pioneer houses as the central point of interest.

If you missed our event this past weekend, don’t worry! It’s on YouTube!


Mr. Terry Ulmer recently addressed the Alpine Historical Society, sharing insights into his Mopar Ranch & Naval Museum. Terry’s deep respect for Pearl Harbor survivors is evident in his extensive collection of artifacts and photographs. His museum features meticulous replicas of historical elements, including the wheelhouse of a WW2 Fletcher Class Destroyer, an ICBM Rocket, Twin-Arm Missile Launcher, and a Nuclear Submarine. With a 37-year career as a Naval engineer, Terry’s expertise spans Weapons, Pipe Fitting, Machining, and Waterfront Design.


Here are some of our past Events. Please join us. We would love to see you!

Has Your Homeowners Insurance Been Cancelled?

Program — August 27, 2023
Come learn about the California Fair Plan.

The History of Alpine Elementary School

Program — April 16, 2023
For 66 years the Alpine Elementary School was the gem of Alpine Blvd. Please join Corrine Lewis as she remembers the Youth Olympics, the Mosaic Mural, Halloween Carnivals, Annual Gingerbread House Giveaway, and so many other events at the Alpine Elementary School.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Annual Meeting & Program — February 19, 2023
Please join the three sisters as they reminisce about growing up in Alpine, their experiences with the Alpine Champion 4-H Club, winning ribbons at the County Fair for baking and sewing, their love of horses, and many other childhood experiences.

Celebrating Fire Prevention Month

Fire Prevention Program — October 16, 2022
This fascinating program will focus on fire prevention, and on how fire fighting has changed throughout the years. We will also have several historic fire-fighting vehicles on display.
Books, local honey, notecards, mugs and more can be purchased at our museum store. Come visit us and take home a memory, or phone us to order a gift for that special someone.





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