The Cove - Alson Clark

We have an obligation to maintain these 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


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


Upcoming Events

PechaKucha Night

Building Roots: Uncovering San Diego's Architectural History

A collaborative program presented by the San Diego Architectural Foundation and the La Jolla Historical Society.

PechaKucha, which in Japanese means chit-chat, is a program format that allows presenters to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.  Multiple speakers will present in an outdoor venue, on the South Lawn of the LJHS campus, and visitors are encouraged to bring low beach chairs or blankets and a picnic.

PechaKucha Night, now in over 800 cities, was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.  Presented locally by the San Diego Architectural Foundation |

Thursday, August 25, 2016

7:00pm with the program starting at 8:20pm

La Jolla Historical Society |  780 Prospect Street

Ellen Browning Scripps Luncheon

November 12, 2016  |  La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

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