Guy B. Woodward

Behind the Scenes

Guy B. Woodward’s meticulous research into his Ramona roots spawned a quaint museum bearing his name. He began collecting artifacts in the 1940’s and mining the memories of everybody from ranchers to Civil War veterans. The Ramona Pioneer Historical Society and Guy Woodward spearheaded the opening of a modest museum in the Ramona town hall in 1979. A few years later the museum was named in Woodward's honor by the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society board of directors. In 1985 the museum moved to the historic Verlaque house, an 1886 adobe. The museum was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1991.