17th Annual Home Tour

The La Mesa History Center is proud to present our 17th Annual Home Tour, “Preservation Heroes.” Featuring homes surrounding La Mesa Village with their breathtaking views, period decor,  inspiring architecture, and beautiful landscapes.  Don't miss the beautiful designs of these fantastic La Mesa homes! Comfortable shoes are recommended as there is a moderate amount of... Read More

Halloween event in conjunction with Trick-or-Treating in La Mesa Village

La Mesa History Center partner, the La Mesa Village Association, will host its 5th Annual Halloween in La Mesa Trick-or-Treating event, which will be held on October 31st from 4 - 6pm. Once you've finished filling your treat bag, head over to the McKinney House yard for fall themed crafts and activities to take home. It will... Read More

History Roundtable Lecture: “Preservation Heroes”

Learn about the amazing homes, owners, builders, residents, neighborhoods, and artists associated with this year's tour! The History, Art & Architecture of Mt. Nebo, Boulder Heights, and Porter Hill. La Mesa Dale School Auditorium 4370 Parks Avenue, La Mesa Presenter: Jim Newland - historian and author "Images of America: La Mesa" Roundtable admission is free... Read More


Meet Me at the McKinney House – Lost California event

Learn about the latest Arcadia Press Postcard Series book, Lost California, from its author Erik Beck. The postcards in this book reflect a hidden past of California that exists now only on the page. From college gates at Stanford destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and hotels in Catalina, Santa Barbara, and Oakland ravaged by fire... Read More

La Mesa Oktoberfest

Join La Mesa History Center partner, the La Mesa Village Association, for their annual La Mesa Oktoberfest. This event has been attracting Oktoberfest revelers from across Southern California since 1973 and provides festive live music and community activities.  This event is scheduled for September 29th (4 - 10pm), September 30th (10am - 10pm), and October 1st (12... Read More

La Mesa History Center Annual Meeting

The La Mesa History Center Board cordially invites you to the Center's Annual Meeting. Festivities are scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the McKinney House yard at 8369 University Avenue. Free ice cream from the Sweet Treats Ice Cream truck will be available from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm,... Read More

La Mesa Flag Day Parade

Come cheer on the LMHC as they participate in the 24th Annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade. The parade kicks off at 10:00 am and proceeds through La Mesa Village down La Mesa Blvd.