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  • 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.

    Programs are offered at both the History Center in Balboa Park and the Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

    For information about specific events, view the Calendar below.

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    March 2017
    $10

    Fashion Redux! 2017 Finale Party

    March 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    The Finale Party is the culminating event for the Fashion Redux! 2017 Designer Challenge. The theme for this year's challenge is focusing on the "Nifty Fifties."

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    Free

    Member Preview of Celebrate San Diego!

    March 12, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Exclusively for San Diego History Center Members! Please join curator, Joellyn Zollman, Ph.D., for an exclusive members tour of the San Diego History Center’s newest exhibition, Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community.

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    $15 - $25

    Preserving Your Family History Series: Oral History Workshop

    March 25, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    This introductory workshop for budding oral historians will discuss the importance of oral history and how to do it, how to select recording equipment, how to use SDHC archival resources, and how to transcribe and preserve interviews.

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    April 2017
    $15 - $25

    Preserving Your Family History Series: Preservation 101

    April 6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    History Center Collections staff will share their knowledge and experience on how to care for a variety of objects, from documents and photographs to painting and clothing, always with an eye toward preservation. Collections staff will show unique, one-of-a-kind objects from the History Center collection and discuss specific preservation methods that have been employed to extend the life of those objects. At the end of the program, there will be a question and answer session where participants can ask for specific feedback on how to care for their own items.

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    Free

    Making Matzah Memories: Passover Stories, Songs, and Activities

    April 9, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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