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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!

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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San Diego Holidays Traditions on the Chris Cantore Show

Jan 02, 2020

Dr. David Miller, historian at the San Diego History Center, is a weekly guest on 100.7 the Chris Cantore Show for Throwback Thursday. During December, Dr. Miller spoke about San Diego Christmas traditions. The earliest recorded Christmas in San Diego was in 1779. In 1904, the Hotel Del Coronado became the first property in the […]

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San Diego History Center Annual Giving Campaign

Jan 02, 2020

Elsa Sevilla and Wendy McKinney from the San Diego History Center went onto KUSI to share the mission of the SDHC while kicking off our annual giving campaign. On December 3rd, the San Diego History Center hosted a thank you celebration on Giving Tuesday. We appreciate all of our volunteers and donors! As a nonprofit, […]

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San Diego History Center Partners with NBC 7

Jan 02, 2020

San Diego History Center is modernizing the video tape archives from NBC San Diego, digitizing the video of some of San Diego’s history and preserving it. Thousands of interviews and stories from 1976 to 2012 are being catalogued. The NBC archives join The San Diego History Center’s collection of more than 2.5 million images, 45 […]

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