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My Life in History: Iris Engstrand Retirement Event

After nearly five decades as a distinguished professor of history at the University of San Diego, Dr. Iris Engstrand is retiring. Join us as the San Diego History Center pays tribute to her educational service through an intimate evening of conversation and recollection.

Since arriving in San Diego in 1969, Dr. Engstrand has authored more than twenty books and received the prestigious Order of Isabel la Católica medal, presented by King Juan Carlos of Spain for outstanding contributions to Spain’s history.

On May 11, Dr. Engstrand Iris will reflect on her noteworthy career as the preeminent chronicler of San Diego’s history with author and former reporter, Robert Kittle, and likely share some other lesser-known-stories of her past as well.

All proceeds for this event benefit the San Diego History Center.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

San Diego History Center (reception) and Prado Restaurant (dinner and program)
6:00-9:00pm; full program

Schedule of Events

Reception: 5:30-6:30pm
San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101

Dinner and Program: 7:00-9:00pm
Prado Restaurant
1549 El Prado,
San Diego, CA 92101


Complimentary valet parking is available at the San Diego Zoo’s employee parking lot (off Old Globe Way)


Table of 10: $1,200
Individual tickets: $125

RSVP to: [email protected] or call 619-232-6203, ext. 111.

If you would like to make a contribution to the San Diego History Center in lieu of your attendance, please contact:

Lisa Culver, Chief Development Officer
(619) 232-6203 x 148 or [email protected]


May 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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San Diego History Center
(619) 232-6203 ext. 111