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!

L’CHAIM, San Diego!

Mar 15, 2017

The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community on Display, March 11 2017 – January, 2018

This month, the San Diego History center celebrates one of San Diego’s most vibrant communities with “Celebrate San Diego! The History and Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community.” The exhibit chronicles the entire history of our community through today, with historical artifacts, pictures and different media to tell the stories of the Jews who first came to San Diego in the early 19th Century, and those living here today. We spoke with Joellyn Zollman, the curator for this fantastic and fascinating exhibit about what it took to put it all together and why the San Diego Jewish experience is so different.

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San Diego’s Jewish history gets its own exhibit

Mar 15, 2017

The Louis Bank of Commerce, a twin-towered 1888 landmark in the Gaslamp Quarter, is an enduring monument to its builder, Isidor Louis.

In his day, though, Louis was revered for creations that literally melted away.

“He was the first to make ice cream in San Diego,” said historian Joellyn Zollman. “He was the most popular man in town!”

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San Diego History Center exhibit explores work, lives of Jewish artists

Mar 15, 2017

Is San Diego a good place to make art? That’s recently been a subject for debate in San Diego’s visual art community, but things were different, if not incomparable, for three artists who moved here in the early and mid-20th century and found San Diego to be a generous and generative adoptive home.

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