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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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    1:00 pm

    When Punk Hit San Diego

    October 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Learn about Margarat Nees effort to archive San Diegos punk music subculture of the 1970s and 80s and get a look at the creative output that came along with the music. Nicknamed “Slow Death” by bored kids, San Diego quickly developed a unique version of this new DIY ethic through the intersections of military, beach, and border youth cultures.

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    6:30 pm

    Battling Hate/Building Understanding: Forum on Hate Crimes

    October 9, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join a hate crimes expert from the FBI and other law enforcement as they discuss local and national trends and speak on their findings. Learn how to recognize and report hate crimes, and about the supportive services available for hate crime victims.

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