LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

posted: Mar 23, 2018
The San Diego History Center in partnership with the Lambda Archives brings the first exhibition EVER in Balboa Park, focused on San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community titled LGBTQ+San Diego: Stories...

Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego

posted: Mar 13, 2018
"Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego" documents the convergence of literary and visual art practices, and independent publishing activity, in the city’s mid-twentieth-century creative community....

Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion in San Diego

posted: Jan 26, 2018
Ninety years of San Diego fashion is the “common thread” this year in the exhibition "Fashion Redux: 90 Years of Fashion," the annual fashion collaboration between the San Diego...

Mail Call

posted: Nov 04, 2017
A name is shouted out, and a parcel is handed through the crowd to its eager recipient—mail call is a moment when the front line and home front connect....

Exquisite Views

posted: Sep 08, 2017
Exquisite Views is the inaugural exhibition in the History Center’s new gallery dedicated to displaying works from the fine art collection. Many of these works have rarely, if ever,...

Legacy In Black

posted: Jul 14, 2017
The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibit in collaboration with the San Diego History Center (Center). The exhibit will...

Of Animal Importance

posted: Apr 08, 2016
Of Animal Importance, a four-person exhibition, showcases the work of San Diego artists Laura Ball, Belle Baranceanu, Jeff Irwin, and Walter Haase Wojtyla. With the depiction of animals as...

San Diego Invites the World: 1915 Expo

posted: Feb 04, 2016
The definitive exhibition of the Panama‐California Exposition is celebratory and engaging, demonstrating the legacy of the Expo that put San Diego on the map and created the nation’s largest...

Place of Promise

posted: Jan 28, 2016
This permanent exhibition showcases San Diego history from 10,000 BCE up to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

The Lore Behind the ROAR! 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo

posted: Jan 28, 2016
In collaboration with the San Diego Zoo, this vibrant family-friendly exhibition celebrates the Zoo’s centennial, telling the amazing story from its humble origins to its evolution as a world-famous...

It’s Raining Man!

posted: Jan 22, 2016
Jan 22, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016: One hundred years ago, San Diego withstood one of the most torrential downpours on record, the 1916 Hatfield Flood. The flood was...

The Border: A Line that Divides

posted: Dec 03, 2015
This photographic exhibition explores the evolution of the San Ysidro border crossing. Two border towns—Tijuana and San Diego—bestride the world’s busiest land-border.
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