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 13, 2019 – Romantic Victorians: Dating, Marriage, and Love. 

Looking for a Valentine? Maybe the Victorians can help! Join us for our next History Talks! Lecture as Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian, and Jamie Laird, GQHF Visitor Services Coordinator, delve into the intricate customs and traditions surrounding dating, marriage, and love in the Victorian Era. Become versed in the strict courting rules, elaborate Victorian flirting techniques like the “Language of the Fan,” and all that was expected when both parties finally said, “I do.” Learn about Romanticism- a movement that gained momentum in the late 1800s- which emphasized inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual and how it not only influenced Art and Literature but also ideas and romantic notions of the Victorian era.

Location: Lecture will be held just a few blocks walking distance from our museum at the Chuang Archive and Learning Center 541 Second Avenue, 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!