Category Archives: events

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: Romantic Victorians: Dating, Marriage, and Love.

Gaslamp Museum Lecture

Looking for a Valentine? Maybe the Victorians can help! Join us for our next History Talks! Lecture as Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian, and Jamie Laird, GQHF Visitor Services Coordinator, delve into the intricate customs and traditions surrounding dating, marriage, and love in the Victorian Era. Become versed in the strict courting rules, elaborate Victorian flirting […]

February is Museum Month in San Diego!

  That means HALF PRICED ADMISSION at over 40 museums for the month of February. San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the participating libraries (see link below), or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the […]

San Diego ShamROCK 2019

Party with a Purpose! Did you know the GQHF has been producing and benefiting from ShamRock for 25 years? ShamRock is the greatest, greenest party of the year in the Gaslamp, and is also our largest fundraiser! Help to preserve and protect the Gaslamp while having a rockin’ good time! Celebrating 25 years of Irish revelry, San Diego ShamROCK is back and […]

Adult Education Programs at the GQHF

History in Your Community The GQHF  is happy to bring the history of the Gaslamp Quarter straight into your community! Seven Colorful Characters of the Gaslamp Alonzo Horton’s Houses and Spouses  Women of the Gaslamp The Spy in the Attic  Suffragettes in San Diego  Architecture in the Gaslamp Boom-Build-Bust: The History of the Gaslamp  A […]