San Diego History Center in Balboa Park

Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park

Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn: Empire Builder
DAY: JUNE 11, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Dr. Sandra E. Bonura is a historian and award winning author of multiple nonfiction books. Her popular book, “Empire Builder: John D. Spreckels and the Making of San Diego” chronicles the life of a forgotten pioneer who almost single-handedly built San Diego after creating empires in sugar, shipping, transportation, and building development up and down the coast of California and across the Pacific.


Member Research Day
DAY: JUNE 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Have a research question or topic that you would like to explore in the History Center’s Research Archives?


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