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“History Talks!” Lecture : Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 7 PM

Travel back in time with us to the days of the California Gold Rush! Located in the small Sierra Nevada town of Columbia, Columbia State Historic Park preserves the historic district of a once bustling gold rush town. Unlike the many other gold rush towns of the region, Columbia was never modernized or destroyed, making […]

“History Talks!” Lecture : Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 7 PM

Take a virtual road trip with us up the California Coast to Casa Romantica in the seaside town of San Clemente! Overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, Casa Romantica is a classic Spanish Colonial Revival-style Cultural Center and Garden. Built in 1927, it was once the home of Ole Hanson, the Founder of the city of […]

Fall Back Festival

FALL BACK 2020 Is going Virtual! On November 1 at 11 AM join us on Facebook Live as we kick off our annual family-friendly Fall Back Festival virtually! For twenty years the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation has hosted Fall Back Festival, a family-friendly street faire that celebrates the history and culture of the Gaslamp Quarter. […]

Ghostly Tales with the GQHF Staff this spooky season

One of the most common questions we get from our guests at the museum is, “Is the House haunted?”  At 170 years old, the oldest standing structure in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter the Davis-Horton House does have its share of strange and unusual tales! Throughout its history the house has served as a pre-civil […]

“History Talks!” Lecture : Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7 PM

Founded in 1769 by Junípero Serra, Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first of 21 missions in Alta California. Locally, with names like the “Padres” to “Mission Federal Credit Union” there is no doubt that the influence of the missions in San Diego is prevalent to this day.  Join us on September 30th at […]