La Jolla Historical Society
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PRESENTED BY LA JOLLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Founded in 1964, the La Jolla Historical Society collects, preserves, and presents the heritage of the community for the educational benefit of current and future citizens and visitors. The Society is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of this heritage by providing access to and interpretation of the community’s historical narrative with educational programs for all ages.
The La Jolla Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with more than 700 members. The Society owns three historic buildings on the site of what was once part of the estate of famous philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, including the historic 1904 Wisteria Cottage where high-quality rotating exhibitions are presented, a 1909 beach cottage that serves as the Society’s offices and public research center, and the adjacent 1894 carriage house which serves as a state-of-the-art archival collection storage facility. The Wisteria Cottage Galleries are open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4:00pm. Admission is free. The offices and public research center is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.