Author Archives: Gaslamp Foundation

History Talks! Gals of the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton Houses continues their look at the remarkable women who lived, worked, and shaped Gaslamp Quarter History with a lecture on the scandalous women of the Stingaree!  Join us for the History Talks! lecture Gals of the Gaslamp with Imozelle and Jim McVeigh, GQHF tour guides for the monthly Shady […]

History Talks! Gentlewomen of the Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House will open their new exhibit “Notable Women of the Gaslamp” with a special History Talks! lecture: Gentlewomen of the Gaslamp on March 14th! Lecturers Catalina Preskill, GQHF Executive Director, and Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian, will tell the stories of six remarkable women. From the “first lady” of New […]

History Talks! Kick-Starting the Redevelopment of the Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Museum’s History Talks! lecture series continues on February 7, 2018 with a look at how Federal Tax incentives for historic preservation helped to kick-start the redevelopment efforts of the Gaslamp Quarter.  Marie Burke Lia, Land Use Attorney, will give a first person account of how tax incentives helped to shape and preserve the […]

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Tour

Our newest guided tour to hit the streets- and this time, the bars!- of the Gaslamp. Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding New Town San Diego, now downtown, the combination historical tour and pub crawl explores the historic Gaslamp District. Follow your guide back in time to hear about the Gaslamp […]

History Talks! Saving the Horton Grand Hotel from Destruction

Did you know the Horton Grand Hotel was moved in the 1980s? Did you know it’s façade is made up of more than one building? Come find out the fascinating history of San Diego’s iconic Horton Grand Hotel! Hear the first-hand story on how the preservation of the Horton Grand came to be. Saving the […]

Holiday Hours

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and GQHF administrative offices will have shortened hours for the following holidays: Thanksgiving:  Wednesday, November 22nd- Closing Early. Museum open 10-1pm. (last tour 12:30) Thursday, November 23rd- Closed Friday, November 24th- Closed Christmas:  Sunday, December 24th- Closed Monday, December 25th- Closed Tuesday, December 26th- Closed New Years: Sunday, […]