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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 […]

San Diego’s Palace of the Arts: The Magnificent Villa Montezuma

September 12, 2018 at 7pm.  Lectures are free for Members, $5 non-members. Gazing upon the Gaslamp Quarter from just atop the hill in the Sherman Heights Historic District sits the regal Villa Montezuma; the 1887 Palace of the Arts and home of mysterious, world-traveling Musician and Spiritualist Jesse Shepard. Join us for our next History Talks! […]

History Talks! The Japanese Americans in the Gaslamp

July 11th, 2018 at 7pm.  Lectures are free for Members, $5 non-members. Join Lecturer Linda Canada, outreach coordinator of the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, to learn about the influence of the Japanese Americans who lived and worked in the Gaslamp. A special guest will be Yukio Kawamoto whose parents operated the immigrant […]