Preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.

William Murtagh   First keeper of the National Register of Historic Places

Upcoming Exhibition

Our Ocean's Edge explores the Marine Protected Areas along the California coast through photography and prose.  Opening June 5, 2021

San Diego Decameron Project

Inspired by the historic Decameron, collaborators San Diego Public Library, San Diego Writers Ink, Write Out Loud, and LJHS are organizing a selection of 100 new short stories loosely tied to the 2020 pandemic.

The Venturi Pergola and Garden

Installed in 2018, this outdoor garden on the lower terrace of the Society's campus is open to the public.  Free admission.

Visiting By Appointment

Wisteria Cottage Gallery

The Wisteria Cottage Gallery is open by appointment for groups of six individuals or less.  The Office & Research Center is open for one individual, or two from the same family, by appointment.  To schedule an appointment for either the exhibition gallery or research center, call 858-459-5335 ext. 3 or email us at info@lajollahistory.org.