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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 […]

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 […]

History Talks! : Balboa Park’s Two Great Expositions—1915 and 1935.

Dotted with numerous cultural institutions, distinct architecture, and home to the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park has been dubbed “San Diego’s Cultural Hub, “and “a place with something for everyone!” Located just a few miles away from the Gaslamp Quarter this sprawling urban park can credit its creation to two great expositions- one in […]

History for the Holidays

Join us on Sunday, December 9th from 2 PM – 4 PM for our annual Holiday Open House! Our halls will be decked with Victorian-style Christmas cheer and there will be free house tours, docents dressed up in period attire, and light refreshments!  Come experience the holidays at the oldest edifice in the historic Gaslamp Quarter!

#GivingTuesday

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday…. and #GivingTuesday. With the largest shopping weekend of the year close upon us, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation wants to remind you of the event that finishes it off. November 27th, Giving Tuesday. What is it? #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season: a reminder of the […]

Gaslamp Museum Flood 2018

SINK OR SWIM FOR LOCAL MUSEUM SAN DIEGO, CA – November 2, 2018 – One of San Diego’s historical treasures, the Davis-Horton House at the Gaslamp Museum, has been hit by a flood. Saving and restoring it has been a real challenge for the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF). The GQHF is dedicated to preserving the […]

Talk About Drama: The Stories Behind the Curtain at the Horton Grand Theatre

November 14, 2018 at 7pm.  Lectures are free for Members, $5 non-members. Located in the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter stands the iconic Horton Grand Theater- a testament to the transformative power of the Arts. Join us on November 14th at the Horton Grand Hotel as Kit Goldman, Founder of the Horton Grand […]

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 […]