Southern California. Historic Architecture, Gardens to Cultivate, Plants to Buy, and Events to Experience. Take a Cultural Trip-La Jolla Historic Society.
La Jolla Historical Society
Historic Architecture, Gardens to Cultivate, Plants to Buy, and Events to Experience. Take a Cultural Trip-La Jolla Historic Society California.
Go There. Take a class. Study: Art & Architecture. Tour their gardens, break for coffee. Enjoy some personal time or a shared experience.
La Jolla Historical Society | Wisteria Cottage Gallery
780 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Irving J. Gill: Illustrating New Architecture
September 24, 2016 – January 22, 2017
The La Jolla Historical Society and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Irving J. Gill:Illustrating New Architecture, the exhibition is collaborative, from a master architects perspective. The exhibit includes plan and elevation drawings; Gills professional portfolio of hand drawn sketches and water color renderings.
Invest in the Arts. Local Funding and Support from City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture
“Funding for Irving J. Gill: Illustrating New Architecture generously provided by Willis Allen Real Estate, ArtWorks San Diego, IS Architecture, the Zamorano Club, Laura DuCharme Conboy and Garth Conboy, Margie Warner and John H. Warner Jr., and Robert, Pascale, and Sara Bauer. Institutional support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture and by the Members of the La Jolla Historical Society and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
This exhibition is part of Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country, a collaborative project of exhibitions and programs by Southern California cultural organizations“La Jolla Historical Society.
Social Event-Garden Tour-Your Invited-May 2016-The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
The Secret Garden tour is a annual event in La Jolla, open to the pubic.
According to La Jolla Historical Society
“Every spring, the La Jolla Historical Society extends a rare invitation to the public to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest, secluded gardens, normally concealed from view by strategic growth of mature trees, vines or foliage.
The Tour aims to feature a variety of garden styles. Past tours have showcased some of La Jolla’s large estate gardens, as well as intimate cottage-style, romantic Mediterranean, formal French and English gardens. The locations are kept secret and only revealed in the program distributed the day of the Tour.
The gardens will again be enhanced with music performed by local musicians, tabletop displays by local designers and merchants, and by La Jolla artists in the process of capturing each home and garden’s unique beauty.
The Secret Garden Tour began with the goal of raising public awareness of the La Jolla Historical Society and its efforts to celebrate this unique seaside community. What started as a small ‘seed’ of an idea, to help get La Jollan’s interested in historic preservation and cultural landscapes, has sprouted into a beloved annual event that attracts thousands of people. The Tour generates essential financial support for the Society’s mission to make La Jolla’s diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life, with opportunities for residents and visitors to explore history, art, ideas and culture.
There are two versions of the Tour: the Self-Guided Tour, and the Platinum Tour which includes an elegant brunch and shuttle transportation to the gardens”.
Become a garden host, volunteer in one of their gardens. Go to their website to find out the necessaries.
Secret Garden Boutique
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 | 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
780 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Open to the Public
“Come shop and enjoy a collection of gardening accessories, plants and gifts available for purchase. Shop for vintage and new finds. We have selections from various vendors known for their special artistic style and craftsmanship. You’ll find unique items for all settings, from a small windowsill to a grand seaside estate landscape.
Visit throughout the day for shopping, coffee and a stroll under the wisteria-covered pergola with your friendsLa Jolla Historical Society“.
Seeking Prospective Vendors
They are seeking “unique vendors.
About the La Jolla Historical Society
“The La Jolla Historical Society is a 501c3 nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to inspire and empower the community to make La Jolla’s diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life. The Society looks toward the future while celebrating the past, preserves and shares La Jolla’s distinctive sense of place, and serves as a thriving community resource and gathering place where residents and visitors explore history, art, ideas and culture.
Incorporated in 1964, the Society embarked on a program of practice that continues to the present-day: collecting historic photographs, public records, private documents, and newspaper archives reflecting La Jolla’s past, recording oral histories of those who have made significant contributions to the community, and serving as educator of La Jolla’s heritage.
The Society serves as community reviewer and advocate for the City of San Diego regarding the historic designation of properties located in La Jolla, and in 2014 was recognized with the preservation advancement award by the City of San Diego Historical Resources Board, and was named 2014 Preservationists of the Year by the Save Our Heritage Organisation.
The Society operates a campus of three historic buildings it owns and maintains within the Scripps/Gill cultural zone built in the early 1900s. The 1904 Wisteria Cottage, which was gifted to the Society in 2008 by Ellen Revelle, has been restored and rehabilitated with expanded, museum-standard gallery space for changing exhibitions and educational programs. The Society also operates a 1909 cottage serving as offices and providing public research space, and a 1916 Carriage House retrofitted for state-of-the-art storage of the Society’s archive and collection.
The Society continues to develop an expanding list of programs and collaborations to link today’s audiences with the rich history of La Jolla’s past. This includes exhibitions, lecture and panel series, education camps for youth, collaborative programs with educational and cultural institutions, oral history initiatives, and popular annual community events such as the Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla and the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and Motor Car Classic“.
Go to the Source: Contact Information
La Jolla Historical Society
Phone: (858) 459-5335
Wisteria Cottage Gallery
780 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037