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March 2017
$15 - $25

Preserving Your Family History Series: Oral History Workshop

March 25, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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This introductory workshop for budding oral historians will discuss the importance of oral history and how to do it, how to select recording equipment, how to use SDHC archival resources, and how to transcribe and preserve interviews.

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April 2017
$15 - $25

Preserving Your Family History Series: Preservation 101

April 6, 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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History Center Collections staff will share their knowledge and experience on how to care for a variety of objects, from documents and photographs to painting and clothing, always with an eye toward preservation. Collections staff will show unique, one-of-a-kind objects from the History Center collection and discuss specific preservation methods that have been employed to extend the life of those objects. At the end of the program, there will be a question and answer session where participants can ask for specific feedback on how to care for their own items.

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Free

Making Matzo Memories: Passover Stories, Songs, and Activities

April 9, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

Member Morning

April 29, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for an intimate introduction to the San Diego History Center including a tour of our galleries and our collections, as well as an additional discount in our museum store for the day. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a continental breakfast and meet fellow History Center members and enthusiasts.

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May 2017
$125

My Life in History: Iris Engstrand Retirement Fundraiser

May 11, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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After nearly five decades as a distinguished professor of history at the University of San Diego, Dr. Iris Engstrand is retiring. Join us as the San Diego History Center pays tribute to her educational service through an intimate evening of conversation and recollection.

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$5 - $10

Franciscan Frontiersman: How Three Adventurers Charted the West

May 24, 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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Drawing on the diaries and correspondence of three Franciscan friars, Pedro Font, Juan Crespí, and Francisco Garcés, as well as his own exhaustive field research, Robert A. Kittle weaves a seamless narrative detailing the friars’ striking accomplishments, beginning in Spain, encompassing the remote Sierra Gorda highlands of Mexico, and through the deserts of the American Southwest and coastal California. Each man’s journey played an important role in Spain’s eighteenth-century conquest of the Pacific coast, but today their names and deeds are little known.

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October 2017
$15 - $25

Preserving Your Family History Series: Genealogy Day

October 21, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Third Annual Genealogy Day in collaboration with the San Diego Genealogical Society.

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