Merchants and Memories Exhibit Showcases
100 Years of La Jolla Business History and Development
La Jolla California is one of the most beautiful coastal communities
in Southern California and The La Jolla Historical Society has put together a fantastic exhibit that showcases some of the businesses and business owners who helped in the development and growth.
In celebration of La Jolla’s rich entrepreneurial spirit, a new exhibition entitled Merchants & Memories: Reflections on La Jolla’s Business Community Heritage is running to the public from February 6 through February 21 in Wisteria Cottage. The exhibition highlights many of La Jolla’s renowned commercial enterprises, past and present, that operated over the last century.
“We realize the global economy is a reality,” says the Society’s Executive Director, John Bolthouse. “But it will always be La Jolla’s great local businesses that will ensure this town’s unique economic identity.”
The Merchants & Memories runs through Febuary 21st and the content of the exhibit will continues to be developed. “To make this effort truly special, we’re involving today’s businesses in tomorrow’s history by asking them to contribute images, records and memorabilia,” says Michael Mishler, the Society’s Archivist/Curator. “This is about their heritage and we encourage their participation.”
Mishler has spent countless hours researching archives and interviewing local La Jolla and San Diego residents who grew up in and contributed to the growth of La Jolla as we know it today. For anyone who loves local history this is a must vist exhibit to see all the old photos, guest registers and memorabelia.
The exhibit runs through Saturday, February 21
Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect Street La Jolla Ca. 92109
Open every day 10am – 3pm
Free Admission –
For those who cannot make it to see the exhibit get a guided tour from curator Michael Mishler below on YouTube videos.
Mechants and Memories VIDEOS
Volunteers are needed for this and future exhibitions. If you would like to become a volunteer please visit the La Jolla Historical Society website at www.lajollahistory.org or call them at 858-459-5335
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