Music , Food, History, and Fun at the Third Annual Serra Museum Open House

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!

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Yummy Hors d’oeuvres were served, and I always say: A party isn’t a party without food!

Eat your own food Patty!
Eat your own food Patty!
Mom watching to make sure we eat. Such a mom thing to do.
Mom watching to make sure we eat. Such a mom thing to do.

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!

Reading interesting stuff to my sis.
Reading interesting stuff to my sis.
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Tim was so excited about this event he could barely contain himself!
Hey how do I get in there?
Hey how do I get in there?
One of the many gorgeous views from the top tower.
One of the many gorgeous views from the top tower.

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.

 

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Jamie is a writer with a passion for adventure, history, and more. When she’s not out exploring the world, Jamie is at home in sunny San Diego, CA chasing sunsets and carne asada fries, preoccupied with research, or invested in a good book and a cup of tea.

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