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We extend our gratitude and acknowledgment to those who have assisted Boosters of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

On March 5, 2020, Dr. Susan Hector accepted a donation of $2,000 from Judith Reale, Regent, and Kathleen Winchester, Historian, representing the San Diego Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The Daughters provided this funding for the Master Bedroom of Maria Victoria at Casa de Estudillo.

The funds donated by the DAR will be used to buy objects that will enhance and expand the interpretation of Maria Victoria’s life and role as a prominent Californio woman of Old Town San Diego. Amy Lew, Curator, has prepared a detailed list of objects for purchase. Thank you Judith and the Daughters for this important donation!




Boosters of Old Town has a new corporate member, NWB Environmental Services. NWB is a cultural resources management firm that conducts regulatory compliance studies throughout California. Mr. Michael Taylor, President, also made two generous donations to benefit the park. NWB donated $1,000 toward the proposed archaeology exhibit that will interpret artifacts found during scientific investigations of the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Mr. Taylor also donated $300 as a “gift to honor Dr. Susan Hector”, who is one of our board members and a local archaeologist. BOOT welcomes NWB to the family and thanks Mr. Taylor for his generosity.


BOOT Receives COVID-19 Grant from Parks California

Boosters of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (BOOT), the park’s Cooperating Association, applied for and received a grant of $300 from Parks California to address safety issues related to COVID-19. The grant is to support the reopening and safe operations of California State Park visitor centers, bookstores, museums, and gift shops that are operated by Cooperating Associations. BOOT will use the grant funds to purchase signs, hand sanitizer, and barriers for the park store in the Visitor Center, located in the Robinson-Rose building. Parks California is the new statewide nonprofit partner supporting California State Parks.

Thank you,

Parks California!


Thank you to the following businesses for joining Boosters of Old Town and supporting programs in
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.


Thank you to Dixieline Lumber Company for the generous assistance in obtaining the necessary 4x8x96 redwood planks used in the construction of new park benches to honor the memory of Jeanette Marline and Martha Rosenberg.  Providing the redwood and milling at a reduced cost was greatly appreciated. 

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Thanks also to Chuck Ferrell and Bob Jones for their labor in building the new park benches and to Todd Caffo for making the brands and branding the benches.

Many thanks to Lehn Goetz and the staff at Cafe Coyote as they host our monthly Board of Directors meeting and for Lehn's numerous contributions to BOOT in support of park activities.

BOOT volunteer Chuck Ferrell built this new redwood harvest table for Deanna Turton to use in the Stewart Garden.  The table replaces the old termite invested table she and other volunteers previously used to process materials in the garden.  Thank you Chuck!


To all who made Ladies Day a great success: It has always the goal of Ladies Day to create experiences that would capture park visitors’ imagination and provide creative comparisons in the lives of women, then and now. In our high tech world, we think many park visitors really appreciate someone taking the time to talk to them in an interesting and meaningful manner.

Thank you for helping us make that dream come true.

Becky Green and Deanna Turton, Co- Chairs
Joanne England - portrait artist
San Diego Creative Weavers
Misty Ward Gourd and Basketry Guild
Pam Kay - basketry artist
Cindy Sparks - San Diego Herb Club, garden tours
Ursula Ellsworth - Historic Hair dressing
Women's History Museum
Alice White - Lace maker
Heidi Toler - Hat Contest judge
Diane Cavagnaro - Hat Contest judge
Sandra Durbin - Hat Contest judge
Bob Jones - graphics and photographic record
Fiber Arts Guild
Historic Soap Making Guild
Los Californios - Historicmusic
Las Baliadores - Historic dancing
Julia Simms Agency - publicity
Captain Fitch's Mercantile - $25 gift certificate
Cafe Coyote - gift certificates [4- $10each]
Alamo Mexican Cafe - $20 gift certificate
Rockin' Baja Restaurant - $20 gift certificate
Old Town Trolley Tours - 2 comp. tickets
Jeanne Ferrell, Coldstone Creamery - 19 gift certificates and booth participation
Denise Winter - two historic hat kits
Mormon Church - set up and take down crews on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9
Chuck Ross, Fiesta de Reyes - discount food tickets for volunteers and other event support
Cosmopolitan Restaurant - Ladies Tea
Walter Anderson Nursery - $20 gift certificate
Mission Hills Nursery - plants for event plant booth
Write Out Loud - 3 performances at the Ladies Tea
San Diego County Grant - for event enhancement
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park staff
Volunteers of Old Town SD State Historic Park


(C) Boosters of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 2010
Status 501 (C) (3) ID number 95-3613121
4002 Wallace Street
San Diego, CA 92110