Masterworks of the Exposition Era

posted: Jun 23, 2014
Masterworks commemorates the path-breaking art displayed at the 1915 Exposition, which featured a dramatic presentation of the work of prominent California and American artists.

Ingenious! The World of Dr. Seuss

posted: Jun 23, 2014
A joyous and exuberant celebration of the art of the world’s most popular children’s book author, artistic genius and beloved San Diegan, plus fun-filled family activities!


posted: Dec 06, 2013
SIN DIEGO: The Stingaree's Transformation from Vice to Nice showcases the development, and eventual "clean up" of San Diego's infamous redlight district. The district existed between 1st and 6th...

Capturing the Light

posted: Aug 16, 2013
Maurice Braun (1877-1941) was one of San Diego's most accomplished and well known landscape painters and was part of the "Eucalyptus School" of San Diego painters.

Presidio to Pacific Powerhouse

posted: Aug 06, 2013
San Diego has been a military town ever since 1774 when it was officially made a presidio guarding the coast of California against the encroachment from other European nations...

A Sweet Life

posted: Aug 02, 2013
The Showley wholesale confectionery—more popularly referred to as the Showley Bros. Candy Factory—operated from 1905 to 1951, and was one of many locally- based manufacturing enterprises that populated America’s...

Crossing Cultures

posted: Jul 25, 2013
Edward H. Davis (1862-1951) was a field collector for the Museum of the American Indian and ranch and lodge owner in Mesa Grande, California. Fascinated by Indian life and...

Comic-Con: From Mini-con to MEGA-CON!

posted: Jul 09, 2013
San Diego Comic-Con is the largest annual comic book and popular arts convention in the world. It began in San Diego in March 1970 as a one day comic...

The Sensual Sculpture of Donal Hord

posted: May 16, 2013
San Diego History Center (SDHC) is the recipient of eight sculptures created by celebrated artist, Donal Hord (1902-1966).


posted: Mar 20, 2013
Nordstrom joins the Costume Council of San Diego History Center  (SDHC), Fashion Group International  and The Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College as hosts of Fashion Redux!...

Charles Reiffel, An American Post-Impressionist

posted: Sep 17, 2012
The San Diego Museum of Art and the San Diego History Center present a comprehensive and collaborative, two-museum retrospective of the work of Charles Reiffel celebrating the 150th...

Landscapes Rediscovered

posted: Jul 17, 2012
Landscapes Rediscovered features rarely seen Depression-era landscape paintings from acclaimed San Diego artists Charles Reiffel, Maurice Braun, and others

Fashion Redux!

posted: May 03, 2012
The Costume Council at San Diego History Center (SDHC) and The Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College host their inaugural Fashion Redux! celebration which highlights the work of...
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