The Serra Museum celebrated it’s 86th Anniversary yesterday , and I dragged my family out with me to partake in the festivities.
I’m kidding…I did not drag. I sold it to them and they came willingly. You’d have to be cray cray to not willingly attend a free event on a beautiful sunny Sunday with music, food, history, and fun!
The event commenced with a live musket fire salute in honor of San Diego’s 245th birthday and the men with the muskets were even decked out in their period uniforms!
Yummy Hors d’oeuvres were served, and I always say: A party isn’t a party without food!
There was also a wonderful band providing music to add to the festive atmosphere , an interesting lecture given by the curator of the USS Midway Museum, and a thank you speech delivered by City Counsel Member Todd Gloria.
Of course , the best part was getting to explore the Serra Museum!
It was a great way to spend a Sunday with family and fellow San Diego History enthusiasts . If you haven’t ventured to the Serra Museum yet , I think you should! It is a bit small, and the collection is not very vast but the museum and the surrounding area offers people an insight into the beginning stages of what is considered to be the birthplace of California. It highlights what life was like when on this hill overlooking the bay the cultures and ideas of the native Kumeyaay, Spanish Soldiers, and Franciscan Friars clashed, and their actions contributed to life as we know it in San Diego.