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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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    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

    California Creation Myth: The Fabrication of a Mythical Past and its Impacts on the Kumeyaay Story

    February 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Michael Connolly Miskwish, M.A., and Theresa Gregor, Ph.D., will discuss how Spanish revivalism, a book called Ramona, and real estate speculators created a mythology that overwhelmed the State and consigned Kumeyaay to a footnote for 100 years.

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    Community Historian Program Presentation: San Diego History 1900-1985

    February 13, 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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    Free with admission

    On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a Community Historian presentation at 1 pm in our Thornton Theater. This week's topic: San Diego History to 1915.

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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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