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.
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Enjoy different make & take activities each day that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yaldā Night & Christmas.Find out more »
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.
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 »
How can San Diego’s history museum best represent your community? We still need your voice!
The San Diego History Center is creating an entirely new museum experience that celebrates what makes San Diego unique, and connects our community together.
Faye Jonason, Director of the History Museum Division for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will present a history of women serving in the Marine Corps from the first 93 women who arrived on Camp Pendleton on October 23, 1943 to the gender-neutrality of today's Corps.Find out more »