Our museums and archives are temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Current Museum Closure

Due to the increase in the number COVID-19 cases and in accordance with State and County guidance, we are forced to close our museums. In Balboa Park and Presidio Park

New Virtual Presentations Scheduled for This Month

 Johnny Ritchey, Walter McCoy and Neale Henderson

Insights and stories about key local Negro League players including San Diego native, Johnny Ritchey, who is recognized as one of the first Black athletes to play in organized baseball and the first Black player in the Pacific Coast League.


Sankofa: A Journey to Our Roots

African American Genealogy Research can be challenging, but not impossible. Black genealogist and public historian Yvette Porter-Moore will provide basic information and resources to begin your research as well as tips, techniques, and case studies to get you started.


San Diego Women I Wish I’d Known 

The San Diego women I wish I had known each impacted the development and success of Balboa Park and the institutions within it in some way. Each woman’s story reflects the era in which she lived and prospered, and each tale illustrates how one woman made a difference in San Diego.


Nathan Harrison – Virtual Exhibition Opening & Tour

Dr. Seth Mallios, SDSU Professor of Anthropology, and author of a book on Harrison’s life will lead a virtual tour of the new exhibition, Nathan Harrison:  Born Enslaved, Died a San Diego Legend


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