Lemon Grove Historical Society
Help us celebrate the dedication of “Treganza Heritage Park” – formerly civic center park
by Laura Hook
Click on any of the event descriptions above to find out more – Please note that ALL of these events will be held outdoors!
August 16, 2021
The pioneer Treganza family launched its century-long impact on Lemon Grove and environs when Eduardo and Josephine Treganza crossed the plains by wagon from Salt Lake City and arrived in San Diego in 1889. He was a horticulturist and painter; she was a writer and fossil collector. Their children and grandchildren even unto the seventh generation engaged in the visual and performing arts, education, science, business, medicine, and the humanities. They shared their knowledge with the townsfolk, helped to build its citrus industry, created its enduring civic icon, “The Big Lemon,” and developed programs and traditions that led directly to the town’s incorporation as California’s 414th city and the founding of its historical society. Along the way, they forged lifelong friendships, loved each other and their neighbors, and had unconditional love for Lemon Grove, the little town that became their haven in a tough world and the scene of their many accomplishments.
In February of 2020 the Lemon Grove Historical Society successfully lobbied the Lemon Grove City Council to change the name of its civic center park to “The Treganza Heritage Park”. To celebrate the renaming of our beloved park, LGHS is hosting two days of events starting with a “History Alive” presentation at 7 pm on Oct 8th, a Dedication at 10 am on Oct 9th and a ticketed dinner party at 5:30 pm Oct 9th. Please join us and the citizens of Lemon Grove as we celebrate this important moment in Lemon Grove civic history! Click on the Links above for more details.