A Window to Our History

The San Juan Bautista Historical Society was established in 1965 and is located at the Luck Museum. The Luck Museum was built in 1919 by Carl Martin Luck as a Standard Gas Station, serving travelers on Highway 101 which ran down Third Street and onto Monterey Street. The Historical Society invites and welcomes new members. Membership includes newsletters regarding seasonal meetings and other updates, supports the Society's work digitizing, archiving and accessing the collection, and conducting oral interviews. The museum is open for research by appointment. The organization's archives include:

  • Photographs (print and digital)
  • Complete set of 51 years of San Juan Mission News and other vintage newspapers
  • Historic Resource Inventory documents (1981 & 2005) related to buildings constructed prior to 1955
  • Historic maps and documents
  • Memorabilia from notable San Juan Bautista individuals/families
  • Reference books and material
  • Fiesta Rodeo festivities, Mission pageant plays, schools, organizations
  • Past Perfect Collections Management Software
Luck Museum, built in 1919 by Carl Martin Luck
Luck Museum, built in 1919 by Carl Martin Luck
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For general information & research queries

Please Contact sjbhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Luck Museum (Third & Monterey Streets)
Open by appointment
Contact: 831.623.2001 or 831.524.1605
P.O. Box 1, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045