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!

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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Law Enforcement Diversity Training at the San Diego History Center LGBTQ Exhibit

Jan 23, 2020

The San Diego History Center’s LGBTQ+ exhibit is being used as part of a diversity training program for law enforcement officers in the sheriff’s department. Staff from San Diego Pride to lead the training, so far impacting hundreds of deputies. KPBS Midday Edition spoke with Jen LaBarbera from San Diego Pride and Jacob Hernandez from […]

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December Nights

Jan 09, 2020

It was all hands on deck for the San Diego History Center staff as visitors got into the holiday spirit by attending December Nights in Balboa Park. The History Center saw more than 5,500 visitors come through the museum during this, the Park’s busiest weekend. Our first December Nights Beer & Wine Garden was also […]

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Appreciation Night – Huge Success!

Jan 09, 2020

On Giving Tuesday the San Diego History Center welcomed more than 200 of you, our members, donors, and friends to express our sincere gratitude for your support over the past year. Along with an exceptional multicultural cuisine, guests enjoyed our current exhibitions, a private tour of the Archives and Collections, along with remarks by SDHC’s […]

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Exhibition News – Nathan Harrison: Born a Slave, Died a San Diego Legend

Jan 09, 2020

Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than legendary African American San Diego homesteader Nathan Harrison (d. 1920). Harrison was a freed slave originally from Kentucky who lived in a small cabin on Palomar Mountain, located in northeastern San Diego County, from the 1850s to 1920. […]

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Let There Be Light at the San Diego History Center

Jan 02, 2020

Elsa Sevilla, Ambassador at the San Diego History Center, went into KUSI to talk about Let There Be Light, a free holiday event at the History Center in Balboa Park. On Friday December 27th and Saturday December 28th, the San Diego History Center celebrated holiday traditions from around the world. Kids of all ages had […]

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San Diego History Center on CBS 8

Jan 02, 2020

The San Diego History Center had holiday traditions from around the world for families to experience on December 27th and 28th. Elsa Sevilla and Katy Phillips from the San Diego History Center went to CBS 8 to promote the event. Five different crafts include Christmas ornaments, Hanukkah dreidels, Yalda pomegranate boxes, Kawanza weaved mats, and […]

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