The mission of the La Jolla Historical Society is to inspire and empower the community to make La Jolla’s diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life, encouraging exploration of the past in ways that inform the present and shape the future.


Upcoming Exhibition

Voices from the Rez presents contemporary art created by Native Americans from the reservations of Southern California. June 4 through September 4, 2022.

Secret Garden Tour

Join us for the return of the beloved Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Visitors from throughout San Diego County and beyond have the opportunity to view private gardens in La Jolla during this important Society fundraiser that supports our education and public programs.

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  will reopen on Saturday, June 4 for upcoming exhibition, Voices from the Rez. Open hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00.