Category Archives: events

History Talks! Ghosted: The Horton Principle

“Ghosting,” where one breaks off all communication and contact without justification, is a commonplace phenomenon now in 2019 and we wonder: is it possible to ghost a built environment? Have we ghosted Horton Plaza?Join us on Wednesday, November 13th at 7 PM for our next “History Talks!” Lecture with guest curators of our upcoming exhibit: Ghosted: The […]

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, […]

“The Design of Horton Plaza: the “Hows,” the “Whys” and the History.”

Horton Plaza Mall was once a vibrant shopping plaza and one of the catalysts that helped transform San Diego’s historic downtown into a bustling city center. Known for its unique and colorful architecture, this postmodern icon now sits almost abandoned with only a few stores remaining. Join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM […]

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 […]