Current Events

McKinney House Research Archives

Every Saturday | 1-4pm

Research Archives are open every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm (except holidays).

McKinney House Museum

Every Saturday | 1-4pm

McKinney House Museum is open every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm (except holidays).

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

November 2019

14th Annual Home Tour “Stone Age to Space Age”

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

"Stone Age to Space Age." This year we're featuring Modern, Rustic and Classic designs embodying rural suburban Grossmont/Mt. Helix. The La Mesa Historical Society is proud to associate with San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyle Magazine, Modern San Diego, Alpine Windowerks, and Tracey Stotz Broker to present our 14th Annual Home Tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the synergy between nature and architectural design in these fantastic La Mesa homes! Pre-sale Price: $25 for LMHS members $40 for Non-LMHS…

Find out more »

October 2019

History Roundtable Lecture: Stone Age to Space Age

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Grossmont Healthcare Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, CA 91942
+ Google Map
Free

RSVP Join us for our Roundtable Lecture: Stone Age to Space Age Come learn about the homes, the architects and the stories of the 2019 Home Tour as well as the rich architectural heritage of Grossmont/Mt Helix. Come hear, learn and participate in an unprecedented program featuring the developers, pioneers, and practitioners of Grossmont/Mt. Helix’s distinctive architectural heritage. LMHS President and historian Jim Newland will master the ceremonies and present on the Grossmont and Mt. Helix community development and architectural…

Find out more »

August 2019

The Impossible Railroad: A Centennial Celebration

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Grossmont Healthcare Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, CA 91942
+ Google Map
Free

Reena Deutsch, author of “The San Diego & Arizona Railway: The Impossible Railroad,” will present the history of this amazing engineering and construction marvel.

Find out more »

June 2019

2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration

June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Harry Griffin Park, Site 2 Eucalyptus Grove, 9550 Milden Street
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Please join us at one of La Mesa’s wonderful public parks to complete our annual meeting agenda and award Society and Community members for their efforts over the years.

Find out more »

Historic Preservation in La Mesa

June 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
La Mesa Masonic Lodge, 4731 Date Street
La Mesa, CA 91941
+ Google Map
Free

Join La Mesa Historical Society and the La Mesa Conversations in our co-presented event: Learn about the La Mesa Historic Preservation program and how to find out if your property applies.

Find out more »

April 2019

Historic Preservation in La Mesa: Myths, Realities and Benefits

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Grossmont Healthcare Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, CA 91942
+ Google Map

History Roundtable Series Historic Preservation in La Mesa: Myths, Realities and Benefits Including the City’s Historic Property Survey Update Come learn how historic preservation benefits our community! Presenters: Jim Newland, LMHS President & historic resources professional Nikki Kreibich, historic property appraisal expert Select city landmark property homeowners

Find out more »

March 2019

Around Mt. Helix: A Natural & Cultural Community Icon

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Grossmont Healthcare Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, CA 91942
+ Google Map
$5
Roundtable Lecture - Around Mt. Helix

La Mesa Historical Society’s History Roundtable series provides an encore presentation, as author James Newland's presentation will provide an overview of the history of the Mt. Helix area as well as the significance of the mountain top nature theatre and park to the region. Newland, a La Mesa resident, and a historian & manager with the California State Parks department, is also President of the La Mesa Historical Society and serves on the City Planning Commission as well as the…

Find out more »

December 2018

2018 Christmas Open House

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
McKinney House, 8369 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Christmas Open House Event in La Mesa

The La Mesa Historical Society invites you to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy a charming afternoon at the Historical McKinney House in La Mesa! Our annual Christmas Open House is an opportunity to see the McKinney House Museum decked out for the holidays! This event also features: Old Fashion Treats Old Fashion Refreshments Entertainment by Classical Acoustic Guitarist, Ian Lawrence FREE Admission to McKinney House Museum Raffle All are welcome to this FREE special holiday event! The event…

Find out more »

November 2018

13th Annual Home Tour

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
La Mesa Home Tour

Buy Tickets You won't want to miss out on our 13th Annual Home Tour! This year’s tour homes will showcase design, materials, and craftsmanship of notable local architects and their builders including works from James Bernard, Lawrence Weir, Homer Morehouse, and Ed Heacock. Two unique Mid-Century Modern Adobes, a beautifully restored 1915 Craftsman, as well as Classic and Mid-Century styles will be featured.  The La Mesa Historical Society is proud to associate with San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyle Magazine…

Find out more »

October 2018

Roundtable Lecture: History & Architecture of Mt.Nebo/Eastridge

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Grossmont Healthcare Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa St
La Mesa, CA 91942
+ Google Map
Roundtable Lecture Eastridge

Grossmont Healthcare District Auditorium @ 10am FREE for LMHS Members, $5 suggested donation from non-members. RSVP Come learn about Mt. Nebo and Eastridge, La Mesa’s exclusive hillside and hilltop residential neighborhoods. LMHS President and historian Jim Newland will make a presentation on the History of Mt. Nebo and its exclusive suburban tracts including Lookout Park (1907), Windsor Hills (1927) and Eastridge (1956). Modern San Diego website host and historian Keith York will then present on the Mid-Century Modern legacy of…

Find out more »
+ Export Events