Reopen 5 days a week
Overhead for annual fall community event
Retention of museum staff
Continued maintenance on the historic Davis-Horton House
Help Save the Oldest Building in the historic Gaslamp Quarter!
Built in 1850, The Davis-Horton House is the oldest standing structure in Downtown San Diego. It serves as the home of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF), who operates the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has not been able to hold its largest fundraiser, ShamROCK (a downtown block party) for the past two years putting the organization in serious financial strain.
Located in the historic Gaslamp district in downtown San Diego, the Gaslamp Museum is a community hub hosting the annual free family-friendly Fall Back Festival, public lectures, neighborhoods walking tours, and school tours. The GQHF has tried every avenue available for funding, applying at private, local, county, state, and federal levels. Unfortunately, the grants and support received over the last year of closure are not enough to sustain the Foundation and subsequently, the Gaslamp Museum beyond June.
The fundraiser aims to raise $150,0000, with every $15,000 keeping the Museum open another month for house tours and guided walking tours. Securing these funds will provide the Museum:
Any donation, no matter how small makes a significant difference in the future of this historic house in San Diego. Please see our website for a list of other ways you can donate or to donate under the $10 gofundme set minimum.
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