History Hub

Welcome to the History Hub at the San Diego History Center!

We’ve created the History Hub to keep you up to date on the San Diego History Center and our locations in historic Balboa Park and the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

This is the place to find the latest information on our exhibitions, public and educational programming and interactive events.

This is the place where you can find our news releases, TV appearances, newspaper and magazine stories. When we make the News, you’ll find it here!

Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Did you know that Nathan Harrison is the most photographed San Diegan of his time?

Jun 19, 2020

San Diego State Professor and San Diego History Center Advisory Board Member Seth Mallios, Ph.D. shared the interesting story of how Harrison, San Diego County’s first African-American homesteader and a local legend, was able to overcome obstacles. An exhibit with the artifacts, interactive game, and a reconstructed cabin will open next spring at the San […]

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Local Blogger Richard Schulte Describes Path of the Mystic Exhibition

Jan 23, 2020

Cool San Diego Sights reviewed the San Diego History Center’s exhibition The Path of the Mystic: Art & Theosophy at Lomaland in a recent blog. Blogger Richard Schulte shares that he didn’t know much about Lomaland before experiencing the exhibit, but enjoyed learning about this unique utopian community. The exhibition’s paintings, historical photographs and pieces […]

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Law Enforcement Diversity Training at the San Diego History Center LGBTQ Exhibit

Jan 23, 2020

The San Diego History Center’s LGBTQ+ exhibit is being used as part of a diversity training program for law enforcement officers in the sheriff’s department. Staff from San Diego Pride to lead the training, so far impacting hundreds of deputies. KPBS Midday Edition spoke with Jen LaBarbera from San Diego Pride and Jacob Hernandez from […]

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Exhibition News – Nathan Harrison: Born a Slave, Died a San Diego Legend

Jan 09, 2020

Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than legendary African American San Diego homesteader Nathan Harrison (d. 1920). Harrison was a freed slave originally from Kentucky who lived in a small cabin on Palomar Mountain, located in northeastern San Diego County, from the 1850s to 1920. […]

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Lomaland remembered in the Peninsula Beacon

Nov 15, 2019

San Diego history writer Karen Scanlon covered the San Diego History Center’s exhibition, “The Path of the Mystic: Art and Theosophy at Lomaland,” for the Peninsula Beacon. She dives into some of the history behind the exhibit, explaining that it started as Dr. Lorin Wood’s sanitarium, called Point Loma House, and a few tents. It […]

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