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

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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“Path of the Mystic” Exhibition Showcased on KUSI

Nov 15, 2019

Elsa Sevilla from the San Diego History Center joined Elizabeth Alvarez from KUSI News on Good Morning San Diego to talk about our newest exhibition, “The Path of the Mystic: Art and Theosophy at Lomaland.” Elsa shares that the exhibition showcases the remarkable artistic legacy and achievements of Point Loma’s Theosophical community. In 1897, Katherine […]

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HOW! To Take Center Stage at Balboa Park History Center November 16 & 17

Oct 31, 2019

MUSEUM CLOSURE OFFERS SATURDAY ARCHIVES TOURS AND HISTORY OUTSIDE OUR WALLS On Saturday and Sunday November 16th and 17th, the San Diego History Center museum will be closed for a private event, however, the fun, learning, and activities don’t stop! The History Center will be premiere HOW! History Outside our Walls on the Prado on […]

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The Union Tribune features our exhibit ‘Art & Theosophy at Lomaland’

Oct 17, 2019

Art reviewer Martina Schimitschekwriter featured our new exhibition ‘Art & Theosophy at Lomaland’ in the San Diego Union Tribune, shares that the exhibit captures the complex, esoteric culture of Lomaland. Lomland is the nickname for the idealistic community that Katherine Tingley established. The all white settlement was home to many artists and produced crafts, furniture, […]

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Times of San Diego Previewed ‘Art & Theosophy at Lomaland’

Oct 13, 2019

Chris Jennewein, editor of the Times of San Diego, wrote an article previewing our exhibition ‘Art & Theosophy at Lomaland.’ The article shares the incredible artistic legacy of the Point Loma Theosophical community, nicknamed the “White City.” Jennewein shares that the community dissolved during the economic hardship of the Great Depression, but some of the […]

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