History Talks! is an on-going lecture series presented by The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.
Experts in their field give riveting talks on a variety of subjects.

Upcoming History Talks!  All lectures begin at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, February 19th, 2020- “San Diego: 1940-1960: War and Peace.”

WWII and the years following were undeniably a major turning point in our history. How, specifically, was our city affected? What was going on in San Diego during this pivotal era? What was it like for average, everyday locals?

Join us on Wednesday, February 19th at 7 PM for our next “History Talks!” Lecture with Roger Showley as he shows us a glimpse of San Diego during the WWII years and after through a collaborative collection of photos gathered from private collectors, the San Diego History Center, and the general public. If a “picture is worth a thousand words” imagine what this collection can tell us about San Diego during this era!

Roger Showley is a retired reporter for the San Diego Union Tribune a graduate of UC San Diego, and a third generation San Diego local. He has authored numerous books on San Diego history. This lecture will focus on his latest pictorial history book on San Diego covering the WWII years and the following decade of recovery and boom. Mr. Showley will be available to sign books following the lecture.

Special Location: Steps from the museum! The Regency room at the Horton Grand Hotel- 311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

*****Worried about Parking Downtown? the 6th and K Parkade offers $5 flat-rate parking Sunday-Thursday from 6pm to 3am! The rate not available during Padres games and other special events. ********  

Past History Talks!