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!

Posts Tagged ‘Lecture’

Plastic Mobility: The Challenge of Preserving Modern Materials and Assemblies

October 10, 2017

Archtoberfest is a month-long celebration of all things architecture, design, planning and sustainability in San Diego. Join us for a special lecture by noted preservation architect Milford Wayne Donaldson FAIA, who presently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).

The Futuro house, built in 1969 out of plastic, and once housed behind the Design Center in San Diego, reflects the optimism during the exciting era of space exploration when people believed technology could solve all problems for the human race. From Disneyland’s 1959 Monsanto House of the Future, to Japan’s 1963 Sekisui Cabin, to Matti Suuronen’s 1969 Futuro house and finally to Elbert Speidel’s modular 1972 Poly-Pods, these projects epitomize Space Age style, a period of optimistic, futuristic aesthetics when earthbound designers of plastics let their creative spirits soar into orbit – and we gladly went along for the ride.

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Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries, and Innovators

December 14, 2016

Authors Hannah Cohen and Gloria Harris document the diverse legacy of formidable female leaders from San Diego, including better known figures like Ellen Browning Scripps and Belle Benchley (the first female zoo director) to others like Luisa Moreno who established the United Fish Cannery Workers Union, and Bertha Pendleton the first female and first African American San Diego school superintendent.

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San Diego in Serra’s Time Lectures

July 14, 2016

The San Diego History Center is hosting two lectures that look at life in the San Diego Presidio Military District in and around the time of Father Junípero Serra. Join us and explore this topic in two different lectures.

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