The San Diego History Center hosts dozens of public programs and special events every year. Our popular adult programs include walking tours, lectures, exhibition receptions, curators’ talks, happy hours, fashion events, multi-media presentations, films, musical presentations, symposia and collaborative events with other cultural and educational institutions. We also offer family-themed programs such as readings and workshops, and we participate in Balboa Park-wide events such as Family Days and holiday celebrations.
For information about specific events, view the Calendar below.
Join us for our next program in the Nyaiwait Chiwayp / In Our Words: Kumeyaay series
David Toler will present Blood of the Band, which relates a journey of a Kumeyaay-Ipai family from origin to present day.
Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and TriumphsFind out more »
Visit the San Diego History Center Saturday February 2nd from 11am-4pm for the second annual Black History Month Family Day, in partnership with Jack and Jill of America, North County. Enjoy a make and take activity that celebrates Black History.Find out more »
In February 2018, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) hosted at the San Diego History Center its first annual recognition of individual’s whose contributions have resulted in retaining and expanding the cultural expressions that are uniquely African American. This recognition has become exceedingly important during this time when we see the rich, and diverse array of aesthetics, expressions and styles inherent in African American culture continue to be limited or all together omitted by major institutions.Find out more »
Makers of San Diego History 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Stay tuned for more updates on this event!
The San Diego History Center, in the heart of Balboa Park, seeks proposals for I'm Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground, a day of presentations and performances that explore and celebrate subcultures in the San Diego/Tijuana region from 1960-2000.Find out more »