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.


Current Exhibition

Photograph of the back of a child in a blue shirt. Behind him is a colorful miniature theater set on a shelf.

The Smallest Show on Earth: Paper Theaters Explored, celebrates the long history and recent creative innovations in this unique art form. Open through January 22.

Wisteria Cottage Gallery

Young man and woman on each side discussing a piece of artwork in-between them on a wall. The artwork is pink and grey with an abstract design.

The Wisteria Cottage Gallery  is now open with current exhibition The Smallest Show on Earth: Paper Theaters Explored. See Events page for accompanying programming!

EB Scripps Luncheon

The Case Study House Program: Then and Now

Guest Speaker: Barbara Goldstein

11:00am, Saturday, October 29, 2022

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Guided Walking Tours

Woman standing in front of historic structure on large lawn in white shirt and long skirt. Tree and ocean in background.

Join us for historic walking tours of La Jolla and experience its unique history, architecture, landscape and more with LJHS Historian, Carol Olten.