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

Upcoming Events

Open House! San Diego, a program in collaboration with the San Diego Architectural Foundation

March 7-8, 2020

Open House! San Diego is a free annual public event that provides behind‐the‐scenes access and in‐depth information about the architecture and design of buildings and spaces in multiple San Diego neighborhoods. It promotes awareness of San Diego’s urban environment to a diverse audience and activates discussion about planning and design through public engagement.

The 2020 OH!SD in La Jolla includes ten sites, an advance-reservation tour of the Scripps-Gill Cultural District, and a Saturday design program for youth of all ages.

Get your free  tour map and start your OH!SD adventure at the La Jolla Historical Society, open from 10:00am to 4:00pm both days.

The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée, and Secret Garden Boutique

May 15, 2020 Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée

May 16, 2020  The Secret Garden Tour and Secret Garden Boutique

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.


The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance & Motor Car Classic

April 17-19, 2020

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. Learn more

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