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May 2022

Meet Me at the McKinney House

May 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
McKinney House, 8369 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
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"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 Ave La Mesa, CA 91942

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April 2022

Meet Me at the McKinney House

April 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
McKinney House, 8369 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
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"Meet Me at the McKinney House" Special Event! Saturday April 9th 1pm to 4pm Join LMHC for the second of our themed, family-friendly events on April 9, 2022, from 1pm to 4pm. Come for family friendly activities and crafts, explore the McKinney House, and learn more about your neighborhood! Come learn and trace the evolution of La Mesa and surrounding communities.  Find historic spots and places in Greater La Mesa, connect with historic objects from the collections, play games. Activities…

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March 2022

Meet Me at the McKinney House

March 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
McKinney House, 8369 University Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
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"Meet Me at the McKinney House" Special Event! Saturday March 19th 11am to 4pm Join LMHC for the first of our themed, family-friendly events on March 19, 2022. Visit us at our McKinney House from 11am to 4pm Create a historic-style craft, share a La Mesa memory, tour the McKinney House Museum, visit the research archives, and test your "then and now" knowledge! This event’s theme is “Changing La Mesa.” Come learn and trace the evolution of the City and…

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October 2021

Mid-Century La Mesa Arrives: The Fight for, Development and Legacy of Grossmont Center

October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
“The Well” at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
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History Roundtable Lecture: La Mesa History Center invites all to learn more about Grossmont Center’s construction, often unrecognized architectural heritage and its role as an economic catalyst for the City of La Mesa and Greater La Mesa Region WHEN: Saturday October 9, 2021 (10am to 11:30am) WHERE: “The Well” Event Space, Grossmont Center (next to Barnes & Noble on mall interior) WHO: James Newland: historian and author of “Images of America: La Mesa; Around Mt. Helix, and Grossmont Hospital District:…

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December 2019

2019 Holiday Open House

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

  ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Come Meet Up with Members. Learn what’s happening with the Center. Enjoy Traditional Old-Fashioned Refreshment & Entertainment.   MCKINNEY HOUSE MUSEUM 8369 University Avenue (at Pine), La Mesa Dec 15 2019, 2:00PM TO 4:00PM Raffle prize drawing at 3:15PM (recommended $10 donation for 10 tickets) (attendance not required to win)   Everyone Welcome! Free Admission!

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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 History Center 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 LMHC members $40 for Non-LMHC…

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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 United States
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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. LMHC President and historian Jim Newland will master the ceremonies and present on the Grossmont and Mt. Helix community development and architectural…

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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 United States
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Free

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

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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
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Free

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

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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
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Free

Join La Mesa History Center 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.

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