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Haunted Stories

  Take our newly updated Self-Guided tour: The Davis-Horton House, Haunting Stories! Just in time for Halloween.   Visitor and staff encounters with the paranormal abound both day and night; lights are known to turn on after hours, electronics batteries drain faster within its walls, footsteps creak in empty rooms, and rocking chairs are used […]

Vignettes of John and Lilian Spreckels

Stop by the Gaslamp Museum for a unique historically inspired performance!  Veteran actors Debbie Watts and Tom Dolan will portray John and Lillie Spreckels and present impromptu monologues centering on the first Coronado Flower Show in 1922. Debbie Watts and Tom Dolan wrote and staged the play ‘The Diaries of John and Lillie Spreckels’ which […]

History Talks! Lecture Series: THE PORTUGUESE IN SAN DIEGO

Did you know that San Diego was once the tuna capital of the world? The Shelter Island neighborhood of San Diego was called Tunaville and it was home to many Portuguese immigrants who helped the neighborhood thrive. Learn about Portuguese culture, their influence in San Diego, and the history of our old tuna industry! A […]

“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 […]