History Talks! is an on-going lecture series presented by The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.
Experts in their field give riveting talks on a variety of subjects.

Upcoming History Talks!  All lectures begin at 7pm.

August 8- The Gaslamp Quarter: It Wasn’t Always this Way, Lecturer Michael Stepner, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, The New School of Architecture and Design.

September 12- California’s Palace of the Arts: The Magnificent Villa Montezuma, Lecturer Louise Torio, Chair of the Friends of the Villa Montezuma.


*****Worried about Parking Downtown? the 6th and K Parkade offers $5 flat-rate parking Sunday-Thursday from 6pm to 3am! The rate not available during Padres games and other special events. ********

Past History Talks!

From Skid Row to the Heart of San Diego: The Transformation of the Gaslamp Quarter

The Free Speech Movement in San Diego

Changing Silhouettes of the 19th Century

Alonzo Horton and the Founding of New Town San Diego

Alonzo Horton’s Spouses and Houses 


 Medical Care in Early San Diego

The Spy in the Attic

Why do Cape-Cod  Salt-Box Style Houses Turn Up in the Most Interesting Places?

Saving the Horton Grand Hotel from Destruction

Kick-starting the Redevelopment of the Gaslamp Quarter


Gentlewomen of the Gaslamp

Gals of the Gaslamp


 Celebrating Bum

The Gaslamp 1985-2018: How it Happened From Neglected and Seedy to Rowdy Exuberance: A first-Hand Report


The Japanese Americans in the Gaslamp