Consistent with our mission to research, preserve and share the history of Lemon Grove, the Lemon Grove Historical Society presents educational programs to the public. We strive to make these programs relevant Рconnecting the past to present and placing the materials in a regional, state and national context. Our educational programs target the interests of both youth and adults.

General Interest Programs


History Alive Lecture Series

The History Alive Lecture Series was established in 1978 by founders of the Lemon Grove Historical Society to promote lifelong learning, hear from leading scholars in many fields, and showcase local residents’ lives and roles in the evolution of Lemon Grove. The series is free and held September – June on the first Thursday of the month in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove. The 40th season began Sept. 7, 2017. Videotaping of lectures is underwritten by a Community Enhancement Grant from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on the recommendation of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, District 2, with ancillary costs underwritten by the Mary England Endowment for Education.

Art Talks In the Library

Art Talks in the Library was established in 2012 by the Lemon Grove Library in association with the Lemon Grove Historical Society, which has presented notable art exhibits in the library and talks with the artists. In some instances, the art exhibit was first presented in the Parsonage Museum and moved to the library.

Film Night In the Library

Film Night in the Library was established in 2014 by the Lemon Grove Historical Society in association with the Lemon Grove Library, where the series is held. International short film, the John Adams series, feature films related to the Remembrance Project and more are presented free on varying dates. Check http://www.lghistorical.org/events/ for details.

The Remembrance Project

The Remembrance Project was established in 2015 by the Lemon Grove Historical Society to examine the impact of huge world events on the home town, learn from experts in those events, and hear at firsthand the stories of “ordinary” people who participated in the events. The series is free and held twice a year in the Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane.

Speakers Bureau

Knowledgeable LGHS members give lectures on Lemon Grove history, with or without a PowerPoint, to various groups in San Diego County. A donation of $25 to $50 is requested.