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Jewels of the Season

Holidays at the Timken

Glittering gems, swirls of colors, elaborate filigree, whimsical designs – it’s the Jewels of the Season: Holidays at the Timken. Since 1988 the Timken’s annual holiday tree featured the Hord & Schlappi collection of ornaments designed and handcrafted by local artists Florence Hord and Elizabeth Schlappi. Florence Hord, wife to world-renowned sculptor Donald Hord, began making ornaments in the 1930’s. In 1959, Florence invited family friend Elizabeth Schlappi to aid her efforts, and together they grew the collection to over 2,000 ornaments in the course of 80 years.

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Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2020

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the libraries listed at the bottom of this page or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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Secret Society of Adultologists: Time Machine

Jan 24, 2020

The Secret Society cordially invites you to a 21+ after-hours event, featuring Museum scientists sharing treasures from our collection, craft cocktails, beer, music, food, take-home crafts, art, and, of course, a night at the museum. Come dressed in your time-traveling gear as we blast forwards and backwards through the millennia!

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Jan 30, 2020

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Tower of Power

Jan 29, 2020

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