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Our City, Our Neighborhoods

posted: Nov 29, 2011
Curated by students from the University of San Diego’s graduate history program, Our City, Our Neighborhoods celebrates the rich histories of eight unique neighborhoods located within the city limits.This...

Comic-Con: The Early Years

posted: Jul 08, 2011
Comic-Con: The Early Years, Memorabilia from the Shel Dorf Collection is San Diego History Center's display of Comic-Con memorabilia from the personal collection of the founder of Comic-Con himself,...

In Search of Eldorado – Salton Sea

posted: Nov 10, 2010
An irrigation project designed to bring water to the Imperial Valley in 1905 backfired, allowing the Colorado River to flow uninhibited for two years into the Salton...

Belle Baranceanu

posted: Sep 10, 2010
“The Artist at Work” highlighted the career of acclaimed artist Belle Baranceanu. She is particularly noted for a series of WPA murals, several of which continue to...

Creating an Artistic Basis

posted: Sep 10, 2010
From the collection of the San Diego History Center (SDHC), Creating an Artistic Basis: Local Artists Groups from the Early 20th Century features 40 works on oil from San...

Annual Showcase Houses, 1974-2006

posted: Jul 15, 2010
Showcase 2006 represents a return to San Diego's rancho days, as the property is part of the old San Dieguito ranch. The 1915 farmhouse and various ranch ...

Changing Times for San Diego Women

posted: Jul 12, 2010
Featured in the exhibition are images representing women engaged in various occupations. Some images are representative of the era, such as women working in factories, banks, the...

Dressing a City

posted: Jul 12, 2010
San Diego History Center invites you to immerse yourself in San Diego's original shopping experience. Fashions and accessories for men, women and children are featured in this...

A Different Life

posted: Jul 12, 2010
Come visit this exciting new exhibition, co-curated by a group of teenage refugees from Somalia through the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) Students Plus after-school program.

Filming San Diego: Hollywood’s Backlot

posted: Jul 11, 2010
Since 1976, the San Diego Film Commission has helped San Diego establish itself as one of the nation’s most important filming locations.

From Blueprints to Buildings

posted: Jul 09, 2010
This exhibit of San Diego architecture traces the region’s rich architectural history from early Indian bark houses to Modern and Postmodern buildings.

Coast Road: 1900-1950

posted: Jul 09, 2010
How the coast road—commonly known as Pacific Coast Highway or Highway 101—opened scenic and recreational opportunities and created a spine of

Developing San Diego

posted: Jul 09, 2010
This photographic exhibition has been described as a "now and then" style view of San Diego. It might be more accurately described as "from then until now" as it...

Faces of San Diego

posted: Jul 09, 2010
With the use of personal photographs, Faces of San Diego 2000 seeks to connect the personal history of San Diegans to our community, our nation and ultimately...
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