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

Upcoming Events

La Jolla Landmark Group Annual Jewel Award

The Annual Jewel Award recognizes outstanding efforts of homeowners who preserve and restore, rather than replace a historic home, contributing to La Jolla’s rich architectural environment. To apply or submit a nomination, click here.  Nomination deadline: January 15, 2021

La Jolla Landmark Group


The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla and Secret Garden Boutique

Virtual Garden Tour | May 22, 2021 

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 mature trees, vines, or foliage. Visitors from throughout San Diego County and beyond have the opportunity to view private gardens in La Jolla during this important Society fundraiser. This year's Summer Garden Tour will be conducted in compliance with public health directives related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic

April 22-24, 2022

The La Jolla Concours d’Elégance & Motor Car Classic is presented by the La Jolla Historical Society each spring and is among the top automotive events in the world, with entries from collectors in multiple competitive classes.  This celebration of historic and contemporary automobiles and motorcycles is shared by visitors from throughout Southern California, as well as travelers from national and international destinations.  The span of history from which these vehicles are drawn covers that of the automobile itself.  The care and passion by which these classics are preserved celebrates the engineering and innovativeness by which they were built.  The La Jolla Concours d’Elégance is recognition of the value of this history and of the competitor’s excellence in preservation. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Society, brings commerce to the community during a period off-season of the summer tourist trade, and attracts thousands of visitors to San Diego.

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