Heritage Committee

Members of the Heritage Committee advise City Council and design review authority on matters pertaining to historic preservation in the City, including evaluation of alterations to historic structures, requests to place structures on the Historic Register, and recommendations of properties for Mills Act contracts. Members of the Heritage Committee serve two-year terms.  A list of the current Heritage Committee Members can be found here.  If you would like to contact the Committee Members, you can email them at: heritagecommitee@lagunabeachcity.net

The Heritage Committee generally meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 505 Forest Avenue. See the City Calendar for our next meeting date. Below is a link to the annual meeting dates and the meeting submittal deadlines:

2019 Heritage Committee Meeting Schedule

2019 Heritage Month Flyer

1897– Cope House,
E - Rated Property (Register)


Calendar of Events – May 2019


Opening Night Celebration

Thursday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join the Heritage Committee in Celebration of Heritage Month

On the patio at Ocean At Main

222 Ocean Avenue

Light Hors d’oeuvres, No charge.


Laguna Artist’s Studio Trolley Tour

Saturday, May 4, 12:30 p.m.

Come take a step back in time and learn about Laguna founding Artist’s and their studios!

Trolley loading at Loma Place at 12:30 p.m. (in front of Police Department); Trolley to depart at 1:00 p.m.

RSVP to Clark Collins, at clark@collinsone.net.

Note: Space is limited, so confirmation is required.  No charge.


Historic Residential Project Forum   

Tuesday May 14, 6:00 p.m.

Design, architecture and real estate professionals present historic projects and experiences.

Hear insights, myths, challenges and opportunities involved in the development of Historic properties.

City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue


Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Guided Walk – Historical Downtown Laguna

Walk Historic Downtown Laguna with Heritage Committee Members

Meet in front of Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre Street


Crystal Cove Historic District Walking Tour

Sunday, May 19, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Crystal Cove Historic District - Guided Walk

This charming, quaint Historic District will take you back in time!

No charge for tour. Parking: $15

For information: http://www.crystalcovealliance.org


Friday – Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visit the Laguna Beach Historical Society

Located in the Murphy - Smith House, 278 Ocean Avenue

Built 1920 in the Builder Bungalow style, an example of an early Laguna Beach cottage


Questions: Contact Martina Caron, Heritage Committee Staff Liaison, City of Laguna Beach (949) 464-6629