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

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

May 18, 2018 Friday Night Candlelight Garden Soirée

May 19, 2018  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 12-14, 2019

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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The Lodge at Torrey Pines: A Celebration of Early California Architecture

April 18, 2018

Join us for an exclusive celebration in recognition of the Greene & Greene inspired Lodge at Torrey Pines and benefiting the La Jolla Historical Society. The evening will celebrate the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century in Southern California that influenced the design of The Lodge at Torrey Pines.  We invite you to participate in this celebration, and enjoy a fun and memorable evening with the Society at the fabulous Lodge at Torrey Pines!

6:30-7:30pm cocktail hour with guitarist Peter Sprague

7:30-9:00pm dinner and program with The Lodge at Torrey Pines project manager David Cherashore


$200 per person | LJHS Members

$225 per person | general public