WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE PRESENT
From its agricultural origins in the late 1800s, its community beginnings and short period as a silent-movie mecca in the early 1900s, La Mesa has a rich and colorful past. The La Mesa Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the community's heritage for future generations.
Working out of the Rev. Henry A. McKinney House Museum and Society Archives, a 1908-built historical landmark, the La Mesa Historical Society is reaching out to the community through a number of avenues - educational historical roundtables led by notable historians, walking tours to hosting and participating in special events including our Annual Historic Home Tour. Come investigate La Mesa’s history with us - we look forward to seeing you soon.
LOST HISTORY - helix theater 1954
murray manor kindergartners 1954
From one-room Allison School (opened in 1895) to Grossmont (1920) and Helix (1951) High Schools, churches and other government agencies and civic organizations, La Mesa boasts a proud tradition. Re-live these shared institutions.