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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On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a presentation at 1:00 pm in our Thornton Theater.
As the first permanent European settlement in Alta California, the founding of the mission and presidio in San Diego represents a major turning point in the history of the region.
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.
Visit the San Diego History Center Saturday February 2nd from 11am-4pm for the second annual Black History Month Family Day, in partnership with Jack and Jill of America, North County. Enjoy a make and take activity that celebrates Black History.Find out more »
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 »