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Events in March

The Fine Art of Tea & Chocolate
A Tasting Experience
at the Marston House Museum & Gardens
March 20 - 1-3pm
Join us on the beautiful grounds of the Marston House for savory talks and delicious tastings. Sample the exquisite flavors and blends of gourmet teas and chocolates.

Our two eloquent experts will explain the subtle distinctions and intricate varieties of tea leaves and cacao beans. Learn which blends are the most exotic, most flavorful, and best for your health. Take home the confections and blends you like best.

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History Collectors exhibit series debuts
The SOHO curatorial team is excited to announce the opening of History Collectors: SOHO Members Share their Collections on March 20 at the Marston House. This charming exhibit will feature a beautiful collection of American hand painted porcelain, generously loaned by Carol Davis. Opening day coincides with another special event, "The Fine Art of Tea & Chocolate: A Tasting Experience," at 1pm at the museum.

This is the inaugural exhibit in our History Collectors series, which celebrates the rich and varied collections of SOHO members. SOHO would like to thank all our members for your continued support, which includes making this fascinating series possible. We look forward to sharing some of the exquisite historical artifacts and pieces of art you have collected over the years.

Highlights of our display of Carol's collection include... (Read more)
Donation brings Booming Legacy of a 19th-Century Civic Leader

San Diego's 300-pound Centennial Cannon that nearly went from Pacific Beach yard ornament to scrap heap in 2013 is now undergoing restoration well in advance for ceremonial use during San Diego's 250th birthday celebration. No one knows how the cast iron artifact came to rest in the yard, but Barbara Rowland after...(Read more)
An Uncertain Future for the Truax House
The fate of the Truax House in Bankers Hill, the topic of many recent conversations, offers a case study about the importance for a transparent public process to dispose of surplus municipal properties. This city-owned building at 2513 Union Street is valued for its historical associations with the LGBTQ community, in addition to San Diego's 1922 mayor, and still has potential to serve as a south entrance... (Read  more)
SOHO Museums: Warner's Ranch House
The quest for signage identifying Warner-Carrillo Ranch House near Warner Springs has been won! The culmination of four years of effort and coordination among several entities, five historical landmark signs with arrows and mileage now direct guests to the adobe ranch house. There are two signs along Route 79, two signs to mark each entrance on San Felipe Road, and one to the east, at the intersection of San Felipe with Montezuma Valley Road. SOHO is especially grateful...(Read more)
Women's History Month
Women's History Month brings a lovely group show of works by women plein-air painters to the Marston House Museum Shop. All of the works depict Balboa Park and were painted by leading regional artists, including Scottie Brown, Pat McGeeney, Dot Renshaw, and Toni Williams.
You may recognize some of their work and styles from last summer's highly successful "Art of the Park, 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park (1915-2016)" and related monthly... (Read more)

We really want your opinion!
It's important to us to know as we grow into our 50th year that we continue to reflect our memberships interest and meet your needs.  Thanks to those who have already taken the survey.

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People In Preservation Awards
Nominations Due
Do you know of an outstanding preservation project done by special, devoted and talented people? SOHO invites you to nominate individuals, couples, teams, etc., for our annual People In Preservation awards, to be announced in May, National Preservation Month. Decades ago, SOHO members created these awards ...(Read more)