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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.

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    January 2018

    Butterfly Project

    January 28, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    NOT The Last Butterfly - Film Screening and Art Creation with The Butterfly Project Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:30 – 4:00 pm Location: San Diego History Center Tickets: $5; includes two (2) ceramic butterflies and one film screening In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27) and in conjunction with SDHC’s exhibition on the history & heritage of San Diego’s Jewish community, join us for a powerful call to action through the arts, using the lessons of the Holocaust, to discuss…

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    February 2018

    The 1st Annual “Keepers of Culture” Reception

    February 10, 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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    Free
    Harold K. Brown

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm Location: San Diego History Center Tickets: FREE Celebrate Black History Month at a Reception Honoring Professor Chuck Ambers, Harold K. Brown, The Kimbrough Family and Dr. Willie Morrow! Join the San Diego History Center, San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art for the 1st annual "Keepers of the Culture"! This event will be a yearly celebration of Black Heritage and the individuals who have dedicated themselves to making sure African American culture continues…

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    Film Screening of “To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego”

    February 13, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy
    San Diego, CA 92126 United States
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    $12.25 - $15.25

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:00–9:30 pm Location: Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 Tickets: $15.25 regular admission; $12.25 seniors "To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego," a co-production of Cinewest Productions and the San Diego History Center, is based on over 50 interviews conducted by local filmmaker, Isaac Artenstein, including descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, as well as avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers. It creates a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic…

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    Film Screening of “To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego”

    February 14, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069 United States
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    $12.25 - $15.25

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:00–6:30 pm Location: Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 Tickets: $15.25 regular admission; $12.25 seniors "To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego," a co-production of Cinewest Productions and the San Diego History Center, is based on over 50 interviews conducted by local filmmaker, Isaac Artenstein, including descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, as well as avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers. It creates a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic…

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    Legacy in Black: Art Appreciation Day

    February 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 FROM 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Location: San Diego History Center Tickets: FREE for event with registration The San Diego History Center and San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art are excited to host a special art appreciation day highlighting the exhibition, Legacy in Black. This is an opportunity to enjoy the Legacy in Black exhibit and the other exhibits within the History Center many featuring local residents who are part of San Diego’s African American History. Art Appreciation…

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