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Events in July

Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935:

The Making of the Dream City


Souvenirs & Keepsakes:

Memorabilia of the 1915 & 1935 Expositions


Art of the Park, 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park (1915-2015)


Exposition Memories: The music, literature and decorative arts of the 1915 San Diego Exposition


Silent Movie Sundays at the Adobe Chapel

Showing Sherlock Holmes


Art of the Park Garden Show


Walking Tours

Bankers Hill

Historic Seventh Avenue

Marston Gardens


Group Tours

Did you know you can arrange to take a group of friends and family on your own VIP private tour of the Marston House and its four centennial exhibitions any day of the week? We offer this for all our walking tours too! Groups must be a minimum of 12 guests. More information

Advocacy Notes
By Amie K. Hayes
Demolition of the
Michels/Carey House

The month of June was a buzz of anxious excitement due to highlights such as the Old House Fair and SOHO's Walk on the Exposition Side Centennial Tour Weekend, but also disheartening due to the 5pm Friday demolition of the Michels-Carey House at 2004 El Cajon Blvd. SOHO's June Preservation Action Committee (PAC) discussed next steps to be taken for the callous demolition of this early LGBTQ site, celebrated a new designation at the San Diego Historical Resources Board, the Luscomb Building at 1769 San Diego Avenue, and the upcoming 50 year celebration anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Read more

Centennial Souvenirs
Here's to your favorite craft brew! At the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, breweries were among the food and beverage makers vying for prestigious medals, in a building where the Casa de Balboa now stands. Beer trays have been the vehicle for stylish and collectible advertising since the late 1880s. This commemorative tray, which toasts the California Building in its idyllic park setting, is a blend of original and new design using an original advertisement. Acme was the 1st place winner of the Exposition's beer competition.

Matching pilsner glasses are of nice quality with a good feel in the hand for your favorite refreshment and features both the Acme ad with the California Tower and the Exposition's official seal in bright vibrant colors.

14" beer tray, enamel on tin - $24.95
Pint size glass - $11.99 each
Backcountry Buzz
By Courtney Cabral

With the heat of summer upon us the back country offers an escape better than an overcrowded beach. By taking our guided tour, which is perfect for families of all ages, the adobe-built Warner-Carrillo Ranch House gives a break to the heat and a chance to relive a part of history. Our next stagecoach rides will be on September 12, 2015, tickets sell fast for this popular more. The ranch house is open from 12pm to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday.


After a beautiful country drive through the mountains, do stop into the Santa Ysabel Store for a cold refreshing beverage. The Feed Store-Antiques & Such is constantly being replenished with generous donations and the general store offers a wide assortment of gift ideas. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds go to historic preservation for not only this location, but throughout San Diego County. The Santa Ysabel Store and The Feed Store-Antiques & Such is open 11am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Volunteer with SOHO 
Museum docents are a group of dedicated, trained volunteers, who are crucial to the operation of our museums.

After completing training, docents can conduct personal tours, monitor rooms and exhibits or shadow another tour guide. We have a role to fit everyones comfort level. Is volunteering at a historic site for you?

  • Do you have a curiosity or interest in San Diego history, architecture, culture, and historic houses?
  • Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and passion?
  • Would you like to work in a stimulating, beautiful and historically significant building?
If so, you are a prospective docent and can apply right HERE!
Help us grow our membership! Advocacy organizations gain power through numbers! The 1000s of voters that SOHO has a direct line to gets the attention of decision makers whose careers depend on being elected and re-elected. To help just introduce a friend to SOHO for free on the 3rd Sunday of any month through September at the Marston House Museum ($15 adult admission value), and if they join that same day at any level they will receive an additional gift!
Offer Expires: September 30, 2015