The Cove - Alson Clark

We have an obligation to maintain these places...so that people may be in the presence of forces larger than those of the moment.

Ken Burns   Documentary Film Director and Preservationist

Events Overview

Signature Events

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

April 7-9, 2017  |  Signature Event

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic are community events presented each spring by the La Jolla Historical Society. Visitors from national and international destinations attend The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic to enter the judged competition, or learn about the automobile history. This event serves as a fundraiser, brings commerce to the community during a period off-season of the summer tourist trade, and attracts thousands of visitors to San Diego.  Learn more

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The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla

May 20, 2017  |  Signature Event

The Secret Garden Tour extends a rare invitation to the public to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest secluded gardens, often concealed from view by strategic growth of mature trees, vines, or foliage. Visitors from throughout San Diego County and beyond view private gardens in the community during this important Society fundraiser.  Learn more

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Upcoming Events

Bringing Landmarks Forward

June 23, 2016 | 7 pm | Panel Discussion

Wisteria Cottage - Balmer Annex

Admission is free | Seating is limited

Dr. Seonaid McArthur, moderator  Tony Crisafi, AIA, LEED, Island Architects, The Philip Barber Estate  |   Ione Stiegler, FAIA, IS Architecture, Adapting a Landmark Built for a Model "T"   |   Laura DuCharme Conboy, AIA, DuCharme Architecture, Challenges with the Lilian Rice - Robinson House

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Jazz Age to Our Age: Landmark Homes in La Jolla

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San Diego Historical Landmark Plaque

Jazz Age Architects

June 30, 2016 | 11 am | Lecture                                                                                                                                      Wisteria Cottage - Balmer Annex

Admission is free | Seating is limited

Presented by Dr. Seonaid McArthur, curator of the exhibition From Jazz Age to Our Age: Landmark Homes of La Jolla.  Dr. McArthur will discuss the architects who designed private residences during the 1920s that are featured in the exhibition.

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