Meet Me at the McKinney House

McKinney House 8369 University Ave, La Mesa, CA, United States

"Meet Me at the McKinney House" Special Event! Saturday May 14th 1pm to 4pm Join us for the third of our themed, family-friendly events this Saturday. The theme is "Growing Up in the McKinney House" and we have a lot of great activities for kids planned! See you there this Saturday! McKinney House 8369 University... Read More

History Roundtable Lecture Series: “Fabulous Foothill-ers”

Grossmont Healthcare Auditorium 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa, CA, United States

Featuring the Brier Tract, Mt Helix & Grossmont Hills La Mesa History Center invites all to learn more about the architectural and artistic heritage of the century-old Grossmont High School and its surrounding neighborhoods Reserve a Ticket The La Mesa History Center provides historic context and insight into the centennial of Grossmont High and the... Read More

16th Annual Home Tour “Fabulous Foothill-ers”

Tickets available on the day at the event, $30 members / $45 non-members The La Mesa History Center is proud to associate with the Grossmont High School and Museum to present our 16th Annual Home Tour, "Fabulous Foothill-ers." Featuring the century-old Grossmont High “Castle” and the rural, suburban neighborhoods of Brier Tract, Mt Helix and... Read More

2022 Holiday Open House

McKinney House 8369 University Ave, La Mesa, CA, United States

  ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Enjoy holiday refreshments and the new La Mesa Women's Club exhibit At the MCKINNEY HOUSE MUSEUM located at 8369 University Avenue (at Pine) in La Mesa Village. On December 11,   2:00 pm  - 4:00 pm. Raffle prize drawing at 3:15 pm. Tickets will be available at the event for $10 each.... Read More

2nd Saturday Event!
The Past in Your Hands: Handicraft Traditions From Yesterday to Today

McKinney House 8369 University Ave, La Mesa, CA, United States

From rag rugs and crocheted potholders to quilts and handmade lace, discover the many ways the McKinney family made beautiful and useful items for their home. Try your hand at a historic craft to see how similar we are to families long ago! Learn how to recycle t-shirts to make a braided rug, or weave... Read More

Second Saturday Event – Celebration of the La Mesa Woman’s Club

Tying in with the International Day of the Woman, this event celebrates our acquisition of the La Mesa Woman's Club records. Check out the exhibit in McKinney House and join us for activities including a workshop on preserving your scrapbooks (1:30 pm) and a tea party (2:30). RSVP to for the tea party.


Rolando Street Fair

Stop by and say "hi!" at the La Mesa History Center table at the 25th Annual Rolando Street Fair. Visit their site at the button below.


3rd Saturday Event – What’s Cooking in the Kitchen

Our 2nd Saturday event for April is moved to the 3rd Saturday to not conflict with the Easter weekend. On April 15th, stop by the La Mesa History Center for a hands-on look at cooking and kitchen gadgets of the past. A family-friendly event, learn about the historic cooking techniques and tools that would have... Read More


La Mesa History Center at La Mesa Earth Day Festival

Swing by MacArthur Park on Saturday, April 22nd to take part in the City of La Mesa Earth Day Festival and stop by the La Mesa History Center table to learn more about the history of environmental activism in our community.