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Events in November
Whaley House celebrates

Walking Tours

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
Exposition Centennial Exhibits
Extended into the new year
Good news! Due to their popularity, we have extended the run of three exhibits that celebrate the 1915 Panama-California Exposition centennial on view throughout the historic Marston House Museum & Gardens in Balboa Park. The shows will remain through Monday, January 11, 2016.

"We had many more visitors than anticipated during the summer, and want to make these exhibits available to as many people as possible," said Alana Coons, SOHO's director of education and communications. "School-age visitors and their families, and people of all...(Read more)
Advocacy Notes
By Amie K. Hayes
SOHO is further developing our speaker program for groups to take better advantage of outreach and education opportunities, and we're using approaches that may surprise you. Our message has always been that historic preservation fits easily into many aspects of the business community and into people's lives; they simply may not always recognize it. Each presentation is an opportunity to interest new people in SOHO's mission by making it fresh and relevant to them.

First, we determine how best to identify with each group, then tailor our presentation to their interests and focus. Some, like the San Diego Floral Association, share our passion for the history of gardens, plants and...(Read  more)
SOHO Museum News
Update on the Whaley House
By Dean Glass
Whaley House historian and curatorial team member
If you haven't visited the Whaley House Museum lately, you are in for a treat. Upstairs, downstairs, and in the Whaley & Crosthwaite General Store, SOHO's curatorial team has been working on the building and its collections.
Several authentic Whaley Family pieces, donated to the museum by Thomas and Anna Whaley's great-great grandson Frederick Reynolds Gerlach, are back at home. Mr. Whaley's walnut marble-top table now stands in the study and three of Mrs. Whaley's well-traveled steamer...(Read more)
People In Preservation Nominations
It's not too early to start nominating for the
2016 People In Preservation awards! Click HERE.