Museum Story: July 2016 Events Calendar
Go There. San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park, July in the Park. Summer Events.
San Diego is a jewel, Museum of Man is just one of its’ treasures. Balboa Park is a premiere destination, urban green space, a cultural mecca, with historic roots. The Park dates back to before the turn of the century.
History. City of San Diego’s Website, under the heading of Parks and Recreation. www.sandiego.gov
Excerpt. “In 1892, Kate O. Sessions, San Diego’s patron saint of horticulture, asked City officials to lease 30 acres of “City Park” to her for a nursery. In return, she would plant 100 trees per year throughout the park and donate others to the city for planting elsewhere. With Kate Sessions’ vision, brushwood and rocky dirt were transformed into tree shaded lawns, flower gardens, and hillside nature paths.
By 1902, a Park Improvement Committee had been formed and raised funds to employ Samuel Parsons, a landscape architect, to draw up a comprehensive plan for the Park. Funds were raised and planting development continued, and by 1910 the parkland began to look much as it does today. In order to find a more suitable name, a contest was held and the winner was Mrs. Harriet Phillips, a member of the Pioneer Society, with her suggestion of “Balboa,” to honor the famous Spanish explorer, Vasco Nunez de Balboa who was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
The continuing development and “building” of Balboa Park owes much of the development to two world fairs, the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-16, and the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935-36. These two events marked the beginning and the continued development of the cultural park’s center we see today”.
Summer Story 2016
Late Summer Hours & Sunset Hour Tours. Hours 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Sunset tower tickets, buy them in advance. Buy advance sunset tower tour tickets.
Romantic venture-Exploring the theme of “loved and lost,” poets and storytellers, under the Kumeyaay Dome. Free with general admission. Guests who are 21+ may purchase drink tickets in the lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a beer-and-wine cash bar in the rotunda for $5.
Saturday, July 23 | Picnic in the Museum | 5:00-6:30 p.m. | A family picnic in the Rotunda. A loaner basket will be available, filled with a blanket, games, and such. Be entertained, featuring live entertainment, boxed lunch for purchase. Free for museum members or with general admission. Learn more.
Thursday, June 28 │Event, After Hours Summer Games | 6:00-8:30 p.m. | Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics with a tournament. Museum-wide activities, attending the event, local San Diego Olympic athletes, Tickets: $15 for museum members/$30 for E-Club members. Learn more and buy tickets.
San Diego’s Museum of Man, Balboa Park
Located In Sunny, San Diego, California. U.S.A
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