History Talks! is a monthly lecture series presented by the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Each month a local historian or specialist delve into topics related to San Diego and the Davis-Horton House to bring a unique glimpse into the history of our city. Come hear history come alive!
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From Skid Row to the Heart of San Diego: The Transformation of the Gaslamp Quarter

Wayne Donaldson


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Alonzo Horton and the Founding of New Town

Richard Crawford, Head Librarian of Special Collections at the San Diego Central Library

July 12, 2017

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Alonzo Horton: Spouses and Houses

Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian

August 16, 2017

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Medical Care in Early San Diego

Dr. Catalina Preskill, Executive Director GQHF

September 13, 2017

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The Spy in the Attic 

Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian

October 18, 2017

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Saving the Horton Grand from Destruction 

Dan Pearson, Developer of the Horton Grand

January, 10, 2018

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Kick Starting the Redevelopment of the Gaslamp Quarter 

Maire Burke Lia, Land Use Attorney

February 7, 2018

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Gentlewomen of the Gaslamp Quarter 

Sandee Wilhoit, GQHF Historian

Catalina Preskill

March 14, 2018

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Gals of the Gaslamp

Imozelle and Jim McVeigh, GQHF Tour Guides

April 11, 2018

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Celebrating Bum

Dan Haslam, GQHF Board Member and Walkabout International Tour Guide

May 16, 2018

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The Gaslamp Quarter: It Wasn’t Always This Way

Michael Stepner, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the New School of Architecture and Design

August 8, 2018

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Talk about Drama: Stories behind the Curtain at the Horton Grand Theatre

Kit Goldman, Founder of the Horton Grand Theatre

November 4, 2018