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February 2021

San Diego 101: San Diego City’s Favorite Park

February 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

San Diego 101: The History of our Region SAN DIEGO CITY'S FAVORITE PARK TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2021  |  12 – 1PM  |  ZOOM About the Event Set aside as City park in 1868, today’s Balboa Park has undergone a multitude of changes in its 150 years. Once a series of mesas filled with native growth, the park now boasts manicured gardens, miles of trails, and world famous museums. In this presentation, learn how the Park has evolved and discover some…

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San Diego 101: San Diego Negro League Baseball Players

February 25, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

San Diego 101: Negro league baseball playersJohnny Ritchey, Walter McCoy and Neale HendersonTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021  |  5PM  |  ZOOM About the Event Local sports historian, Bill Swank, will share insights and stories about key local Negro League players including San Diego native, Johnny Ritchey, who is recognized as one of the first Black athletes to play in organized baseball and the first Black player in the Pacific Coast League.   About the Speaker Bill Swank is the author of…

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March 2021

San Diego 101: Women I Wish I’d Known

March 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

San Diego 101WOMEN I WISH I'D KNOWNTUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021  |  12:00 - 1:00PM  |  ZOOM The San Diego women I wish I had known each impacted the development and success of Balboa Park and the institutions within it in some way. Some of the five names will be familiar, and the others may be new to you. Some you may have heard of, like Alice Klauber or Bea Evenson, but you may be unsure of their roles in business, the arts,…

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Nathan Harrison – Virtual Exhibition Opening & Tour

March 18, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

NATHAN HARRISON VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OPENING & TOUR THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021  |  5:00PM  |  ON ZOOM Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than Nathan Harrison. His is a story with prominent themes of overcoming staggering obstacles, forging something-from-nothing, and evincing gritty perseverance. In a lifetime of hard-won progress, Harrison survived the horrors of slavery in the Antebellum South, endured the mania of the California Gold Rush, and prospered in the…

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April 2021

San Diego 101: San Diego During WWI

April 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event CA United States

Linda Canada will talk about the impact of having a huge new Army training base on the outskirts of the city, the rise of the Navy, and how the community reacted to the influx of people. Find out how San Diego’s women’s clubs, churches, and high school students contributed to the war effort on the home front.

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