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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!

Temporary Museum Closures Starting March 16

Mar 13, 2020

Dear Friend of the San Diego History Center: For over 90 years, the San Diego History Center has been entrusted to preserve, reveal, promote and celebrate the history of our region – what makes San Diego unique! We diligently work and partner with key audiences to share the remarkable stories of our region with thousands […]

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African American life in San Diego!

Feb 13, 2020

Gathering San Diego’s African American historical documents and photos during our scanning event at the San Diego History Center February 2020. The scanning event will help the San Diego History Center better tell the story of African Americans living in San Diego. Watch the event video here 

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Celebrating Community on 10 News

Feb 07, 2020

The San Diego History Center’s recent scanning initiative was featured by ABC 10 News as part of their Celebrating Community series. Participants brought photographs and documents to be scanned and potentially added into the San Diego History Center archives. The entries will also be considered for an upcoming exhibition on African American history in San […]

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Rain Day? NBC 7 Suggests Checking Out the San Diego History Center

Feb 07, 2020

When it rains in San Diego, it’s a great excuse to go visit the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park! NBC 7 recommended the museums in Balboa Park, including the San Diego History Center, as a perfect rainy day activity. Both local San Diegians and visitors will love spending a grey afternoon exploring San […]

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Black History Month at the San Diego History Center on CBS 8

Feb 07, 2020

In recognition of Black History Month this February, SDSU Professor of Anthropology Seth Mallios and San Diego History Center’s own Wendy McKinney went onto CBS 8 to share how the community can help the effort to collect African American history. Wendy shared the our upcoming scanning event on February 8th is unique because it will […]

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SDHC Scanning Event in the San Diego Union Tribune

Feb 07, 2020

Karla Peterson from the San Diego Union Tribune encouraged the community to come out to the San Diego History Center on February 8th for our scanning event. She shares that these photographs and documents could become added to the SDHC’s historical archive. Karla spoke with our Chief Development Officer Wendy McKinney who explained that the […]

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Local Blogger Richard Schulte Describes Path of the Mystic Exhibition

Jan 23, 2020

Cool San Diego Sights reviewed the San Diego History Center’s exhibition The Path of the Mystic: Art & Theosophy at Lomaland in a recent blog. Blogger Richard Schulte shares that he didn’t know much about Lomaland before experiencing the exhibit, but enjoyed learning about this unique utopian community. The exhibition’s paintings, historical photographs and pieces […]

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San Diego History Center on KPBS Midday Edition

Jan 23, 2020

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, starting at 4:30pm, the San Diego History Center along with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Keepers of the Culture event. Elsa Sevilla of the San Diego History Center and Gaidi Finnie of the SDAAMFA spoke with KPBS Midday Edition […]

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