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History Talks! Kick-Starting the Redevelopment of the Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Museum’s History Talks! lecture series continues on February 7, 2018 with a look at how Federal Tax incentives for historic preservation helped to kick-start the redevelopment efforts of the Gaslamp Quarter.  Marie Burke Lia, Land Use Attorney, will give a first person account of how tax incentives helped to shape and preserve the […]

Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Tour

Our newest guided tour to hit the streets- and this time, the bars!- of the Gaslamp. Created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding New Town San Diego, now downtown, the combination historical tour and pub crawl explores the historic Gaslamp District. Follow your guide back in time to hear about the Gaslamp […]

History Talks! Saving the Horton Grand Hotel from Destruction

Did you know the Horton Grand Hotel was moved in the 1980s? Did you know it’s façade is made up of more than one building? Come find out the fascinating history of San Diego’s iconic Horton Grand Hotel! Hear the first-hand story on how the preservation of the Horton Grand came to be. Saving the […]

Holiday Hours

The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and GQHF administrative offices will have shortened hours for the following holidays: Thanksgiving:  Wednesday, November 23nd- Closing Early. Museum open 10-1pm. (last tour 12:30) Thursday, November 24rd- Closed Friday, November 25th- Closed Christmas:  Saturday, December 24th- Closing Early. Museum open 10-1pm. (last tour 12:30) Sunday, December 25th- Closed […]

History Talks! Why do Cape Cod Saltbox-Style Houses Turn Up in the Most Interesting Places?

Join the Gaslamp Museum in exploring the fascinating story behind the historic architecture of the Davis-Horton House with our History Talks! lecture Why Do Cape Cod Saltbox-Style Houses Turn Up in the Most Interesting Places?  The lecture takes place at the Gaslamp Museum on Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm. Dan Haslam, a current GQHF Board […]

The Spy in the Attic October 18th

The next installment of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton’s History Talks! lecture series explores a little known story of San Diego espionage. On October 18th, GQHF Historian, Sandee Wilhoit, will share her research into a fascinating part of Davis-Horton House history, when a German spy set up operations in the attic. German officer Karl […]