Spreckels Organ Society

Category: San Diego History


March 31 – a City of San Diego Holiday

March 31 marks the birthday of  César Chávez in 1927. A farmworker from the age of 10, he joined with Dolores Huerta to establish the group that would become the United Farmworkers of America. Following the principles of non-violence, they…

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Happy Birthday, SOS!

The Spreckels Organ Society is celebrating its birthday today! 33 years of supporting, promoting, and preserving the Spreckels Organ as a world treasure. Here’s an editor’s shout-out to Ed Barr, who is one of our surviving founders who always would…

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Saluting a champion: Larry Baza

– from the Executive Director – Too many of us have been brushed by COVID’s fear, loss, or grief. Last week, COVID robbed the Spreckels Organ Society and the world by claiming Larry Baza. At the time of his death,…

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Attention, Last-Minute Shoppers!

In fall 2020 a new 440-page biography of John D. Spreckels was published, describing how Spreckels took a leading role in the development of San Diego after its economic “bust” of 1889.

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