San Diego History Center Exhibitions

Part of the Patchwork: Reflections of African-American Life in the History Center Archives


February 9, 2019 – May 5, 2019

Film Jewel of San Diego

Marston’s History Emporium: A Hands-On Learning Lab

October 11, 2017 – October 25, 2019

Junípero Serra Museum Exhibitions


Survival & Transformation: San Diego’s Journey


Special Exhibitions Hosted By JAHSSD 

(Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego)


The Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego Gallery is located at the San Diego History Center.

Upcoming Exhibitions: 

Letters from Santa Anita: Children’s Thoughts on Internment

Clara Breed, a librarian with San Diego Public Library, corresponded with many of the young Japanese Americans interned at Santa Anita Relocation Center. Using these letters and others, their own words will reveal their thoughts and opinions on internment.

Japanese Businesses in Pre-WWII Downtown San Diego

The featured map shows the location of the various businesses and the diversity of services they provided. 

A Window into History: Curiosities from our Collections

See our new artifact exhibition space including a portable forge and anvil.

Previous exhibitions: Only the Oaks Remains: The Story of the Tuna Canyon Detention Center