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

Current Exhibition

Trifecta: Art, Science, Patron presents local artists and Salk Institute scientists who collaborate in this interdisciplinary project that was inspired by the visionary gift of the Jacobs family.   Through January 16, 2022.

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.


Wisteria Cottage Gallery

The Wisteria Cottage Gallery  is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00.