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WCKD Village

WCKD Village Comes to LifeSaturday, October 26th, 2019 ***21+ Event*** On October 26th, prepare to enter an extravagant festival of nightmares as the streets of Downtown evolve into San Diego’s Premier Halloween Festival, WCKD Village. Enter this distorted realm and come face-to-face with terrorizing creatures and twisted adventures! Discover your darkest desire, summon your chosen crew, […]

History Talks! Lecture: “School is in Session: School Days of Early San Diego.”

Fall is in the air and that traditionally means that many students and teachers have already begun a new and fruitful academic year. Over 150 years ago the students of San Diego were doing the very same thing when San Diego’s first schoolhouse opened in 1865. Join us on Wednesday, September 11th at 7 PM […]

Notable Women of the Gaslamp- Walking Tour

In celebration of the the re-opening of our Gallery and “Notable Women” Exhibit, our Historian Sandee Wilhoit will lead a special Notable Women of the Gaslamp Walking Tour highlighting some of the historic buildings with a connection to the women featured in the exhibit.   The dates for these tours are:   Tuesday, August 20th at […]

“Live! The Colorful Characters of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter!”

Known by many names like “Rabbitville”,“New Town,” and the “Stingaree,” San Diego’s “Gaslamp Quarter” as it is known today has a varied and storied past. Join us on Wednesday, July 10th at 7 PM for our next “History Talks!” Lecture and see the colorful history of the Gaslamp brought to life by our very own […]

Street Scene: The Music Festival that Transformed the Gaslamp Quarter.

History Talks Gaslamp Museum

For 25 years “Street Scene” was San Diego’s oldest and largest annual music festival bringing together a variety of musicians from diverse genres performing for San Diegans to enjoy. It began in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in 1984 and grew, eventually moving to different venues around town before returning to its roots in downtown. Join […]

The Rise of Lemon Grove in the Second Gold Rush.

Nestled approximately 10 miles East of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the city of Lemon Grove is home to about 26,000 residents, boasts “the best climate on earth,” and prominently displays a very large fruit monument in homage to its unique historical roots. Join us for our next History Talks! Lecture on Wednesday, April 10th at […]

OH! San Diego 2019

OH! San Diego 2019 is happening on March 23 & 24. Celebrating architecture, urban design & the built environment. One weekend. Free access. Iconic architecture. The doors are open for you to explore. The San Diego Architectural Foundation’s (SDAF’s) OH! San Diego (Open House San Diego) is a free weekend event that offers behind-the-scenes access […]

History Talks! Lecture Series: Patrolling the Stingaree

“You are entering the Stingaree District. This area is known to be populated by anarchist, confidence men, cut throats, shady ladies, hop heads, perverts, and thieves. You are responsible for your own safety…” This was part of an actual notice posted on January 15th, 1913 by order of Police Chief Keno Wilson to warn anyone […]