The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society evolved from the well established Solana Beach Women’s Civic Club that was formed in 1953. In March 1989 the Solana Beach City Council asked the Women’s Civic Club to become custodians of the City’s hisory. Accordingly, the Civic Club’s Certificate of Incorporation was modified to create the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society. Membership is open to all adults in the community. The focus is on civic and cultural advancement, charitable giving, education of the public by the Historical Society and the Heritage Museum, and other appropriate activities.