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Spending the Holidays with SOHO

Make a visit to Old Town part of your holiday plans

By Alana Coons

Enjoy the holiday season with SOHO at the Whaley House and Adobe Chapel as we celebrate the holidays. We invite you to take a respite from the demands of the hectic holiday season.

There are many holiday happenings throughout Old Town this season for you to enjoy.

At the Whaley House
Did you know that many of our modern holiday traditions actually began during the mid-19th century? Come to the Thomas Whaley House Museum and learn for yourself about the history of American Christmas traditions of the 1860's. Greeted by docents in period dress, you will see a depiction of 19th century family life, and learn about the holiday décor and traditions of the early Victorian era. This is a charming and unique way to experience the holiday season and guests can enjoy the garden while dining on assorted desserts and hot cocoa or cider at the Creole Café. The Whaley House is open Monday and Tuesday 10am-5pm, closed Wednesday, Thursday - Sunday 10am-10pm. We are closed Christmas day.

Remember your membership benefits include free admission to both museums and a 10% discount on all purchases!

Special Gift Ideas that support SOHO and make your holiday shopping easier
The Museum Shop continues an annual tradition of providing exquisite holiday gifts, books, and collectibles for everyone on your list. Custom gift-wrapping is available. And you can be assured that gifts from the Museum Shop will not only delight recipients, but also make you feel good knowing that your gift buying helps support SOHO.

If you can't make it into the Shop but would still like to give the gift of historic preservation support we offer these options as well.

Guest Passes
Great stocking stuffer or card enclosure gift. Passes grant priority entrance to the Whaley House and the Adobe Chapel during public hours. Passes are $3.00 each; this represents a 50% savings on regular admission price. This offer is available to members only. We are happy to mail these to you.

Gift Memberships
Introduce recipients to the many benefits of being a SOHO Member. Gift Memberships can be mailed in a beautiful season's greetings card with a personalized letter from you to the recipient.

2006 - Volume 37, Issue 4


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Stick with the Classics

Rancho to Ranch House

First Do No Harm

Welcome '06-'07 SOHO Board

Borrego Springs Modern II

Much Like Their Buildings

Membership Changes for Dues & Levels

Juan María Osuna Adobe

The H. Lee House

Spending the Holidays with SOHO

Whaley House Museum's October Season is a Resounding Success

Annual Meeting & Elections

Adobe U - Provides Much Needed Repairs to Casa de Estudillo

Interrobang Lecture Series 2007

Whaley House to Celebrate 150th in 2007

Whaley House Docents are VIPs!

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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