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“Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla” Fundraiser

Meet KPBS-TV’s Elsa Sevilla and NBC7’s Catherine Garcia

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: San Diego History Center
Tickets: $40 SDHC Members; $50 General Admission

Help us bring history to thousands! Join us for a star-studded reception, sneak-peek into the world of making history for television and help bring Historic Places: California’s Indigenous History and the First European Missionaries and Settlers from 1769 to life!

This new, historically important, educational series is so vital because it focuses exclusively on the contact between the native peoples of this region and the first European settlers arriving in the late 18th century and the complex consequences involved in this encounter.

Your support of Historic Places is needed because it is locally and independently produced exclusively for KPBS-TV. Your donations also secure that the series is incorporated into the San Diego History Center’s school and public programs for students and museum visitors.

We are on our way to reaching our fundraising goal in support of this series, but we still need your help!
If you can’t make the event, you can still donate to this worthwhile educational series!

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Your name in credits (five episodes) $5,000
  • Your name in credits (one episode) $1,000
  • Screening (two tickets) $500
  • Benefactor $250
  • Supporter $100
  • Friend $50
  • Other $0



About Elsa Sevilla

Elsa Sevilla is an award-winning Journalist and Filmmaker for her work with KGTV-10 and KPBS-TV. She is the Creator, Executive Producer and Host of “Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla.” She and her husband and partner, Guillermo Sevilla, have produced 70-documentaries for KPBS-TV, so far.




About Catherine Garcia

Catherine Garcia joined NBC 7 San Diego as the station’s weekend 6P and 11P. co-anchor in 2003. She now anchors the San Diego News at 4 pm with Monica Dean (new, Fall 2013) and Mark Mullen on the News at 11 pm. Don’t miss her award-winning San Diego Explained stories (produced with the Voice of San Diego) during the News at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Catherine comes to San Diego from Dallas, Texas where she worked as the morning and weekend evening anchor for the ABC station WFAA. She also spent three years in Austin as a morning anchor at KTBC-TV and a year in El Paso at KTSM-TV as an anchor/reporter. She got her start in journalism working behind the scenes at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta and with the CNN Los Angeles Bureau. A California native, Catherine received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Southern California. She also studied abroad through the Semester at Sea program, traveling to South America, Africa, and Asia.

Catherine spends most of her free time hanging out with her husband, son, two cats and yellow Labrador. You’ll also find her glued to her iPad much of the time, thanks to a slight obsession with Facebook and Twitter. But she also enjoys volunteering throughout the community, cooking and trying new restaurants, practicing yoga, cheering for the USC Trojans and traveling.


This is a Sevilla Productions, LLC Project in partnership with KPBS-TV and the San Diego History Center.



March 15, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$40 – $50
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San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States


San Diego History Center
(619) 232-6203 ext. 111