Category Archives: Uncategorized

GQHF Board

Become part of the GQHF Board!  Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) is seeking new people to join its Board of Directors. The mission of GQHF is to preserve and promote the architecture, culture and history of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter (a National Historic District). We provide San Diego residents and visitors with museum exhibits, programs, […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

Macabre Victorians: Funerals, Fancies, and Fetishes

October 10th, 2018 at 7pm.  Lectures are free for Members, $5 non-members. Draw back the dark veil and take a glimpse into Victorian Macabre with GQHF Historian Sandee Wilhoit and GQHF Visitor Services Coordinator Jamie Laird as they delve into some of the bizarre superstitions, intricate customs, and fascinating practices of our Victorian ancestors surrounding […]