House of Mexico
House of Mexico
  • Welcome to House of Mexico
    ¡Bienvenida(o) a la Casa de México!

    Let's Build a House for Mexico

    Check out this great video. Thank you to the San Diego Union-Tribune for all your support!

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    Your generous gift will help us fund the construction of our casita at Balboa Park and solidify our presence in the 80 year history of the International Cottages in Balboa Park.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by Federal law.

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    About Us

    Welcome to the House of Mexico

    Call to Action


    Mexico is an indelible part of San Diego. One doesn't have to go far to see that Mexican culture has integrated into many aspects of San Diego life. Our community is enriched by the on-going influence of Mexico. But there is one place in San Diego where that influence is conspicuously missing; believe it or not it is in Balboa Park. While many visitors to the park will see the influence from Mexico, some with a keen eye will note that a House of Mexico is missing from the International Cottages Lawn. A cottage in Balboa Park will be a tribute to San Diego's deep and long connection to Mexico.

    The time to help in this endeavor is NOW; as the window to begin construction is quickly approaching. The opportunity could be lost forever as the rising costs of construction will make it far more difficult for us to achieve this goal. Please join us in our efforts to build a cottage in Balboa Park. The time is now! Become a member, volunteer, and/or donate $1, $5, $10, $100 or whatever amount you can to this worthy cause, even historic cause. Any amount counts! 


    We are a not-for-profit organization (Federal Tax ID 51 048 4533) focused on developing and implementing on-going programs that serve the community and reflect our mission to share, celebrate, educate and promote the rich art, culture and history of Mexico to San Diego and its visitors. 

    Get Involved

    Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!


    Currently our main goal is to raise funds to construct a cottage that will provide a physical presence in Balboa Park. In addition, we provide year round programming at Balboa Park sharing the rich culture, arts, food, and traditions of Mexico at many events in the park and in the community, including our Lawn Program, Ethnic Food Fair, and International Christmas events. 

    Thank You

    Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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    Membership Dues and Events

    Who We Are

    Executive Board


    The House of Mexico is profoundly appreciative of the invaluable services of its past and present presidents and board of directors who have contributed to the progress of our organization. The following are our current executive board members.

    President - Sonia Ruiz

    Vice President - Eunice Munro

    Secretary - Irma Salas

    Treasurer - Amalia Ruelas

    Parliamentarian - Raul Bentancourt

    House of Pacific Relations Delegates - Alba Beltran, Karla Chavez, & Celia Sotomayor-Moody


    Building Fund




    Queen & Princesses

    Community Partnerships

    Mingei International Museum

    San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

    San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    San Diego Latino Film Festival

    San Diego Museum of Man

    San Diego Office of the Mexican Consulate

    Women's Museum of California

    MANA de San Diego

    Past Presidents' Advisory Board

    Enrique Morones 2004 to 2006

    Eunice Munro 2005 to 2006

    Arturo Castro 2006 to 2008

    Sonia Ruiz 2008 to 2010

    Carlos Cristiani 2010 to 2012

    Blanca Gonzalez 2012 to 2013

    Bertha Hernandez 2013 to 2015

    Arturo Castro 2015 to 2017



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    House of Mexico is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. Federal Tax ID 51 048 4533. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by Federal Law. 

    House of Mexico

    PO Box 124583 San Diego, California 92112