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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Poor isolated little San Diego was far from the battlefields of Europe where the “Great War” was being fought. However, that conflict did eventually have repercussions in San Diego, disrupting business and social life, but also giving rise to new technologies for the military. Linda will talk about the impact of having a major Army training base created on the outskirts of the city, the rise of the Navy, and how the community reacted to the influx of people. Find out how San Diego’s women’s clubs, churches, and high school students contributed to the war effort on the home front.Find out more »
Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous Opening ReceptionFind out more »
Enjoy different make & take activities each day that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yaldā Night & Christmas.Find out more »
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.