Meet Me at the McKinney House – Second Saturday event

Stop by the McKinney House on Saturday May 11th between 1:00 and 3:45pm for the La Mesa History Center's "Get out and Play" event, highlighting the history of outdoor recreation in La Mesa. This kid-friendly event will include outdoor games and toys in the yard.

La Mesa Farmers’ Market

Say "hi" at the La Mesa History Center table featured at the La Mesa Farmers' Market.

Rolando Street Fair

Stop by the La Mesa History Center table at this annual neighborhood street fair event.

2023 Holiday Open House

Enjoy holiday refreshments, fun and crafts and a new exhibit! At the MCKINNEY HOUSE MUSEUM located at 8369 University Avenue (at Pine) in La Mesa Village. On Sunday December 10,   2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm. Raffle prize drawing at 3:15 pm. Tickets will be available at the event for $10 each. Free and Everyone Welcome

Holiday in the Village

La Mesa History Center partner, the La Mesa Village Association, will host the La Mesa Holiday in the Village event, which will be held on December 2nd from 12 - 9pm and it will be located in the heart of downtown La Mesa on La Mesa Blvd. between 4th St. - Spring St.  This is a free... Read More

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