Tour through “Celebrate San Diego!”

Tour through “Celebrate San Diego!”

Events Join History Center staff for a tour of our newest exhibition–Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community. Learn about the growth of San Diego’s Jewish population from its beginning in 1850 to today, and discover...
Six Degrees of Kevin “Turkey” Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin “Turkey” Bacon

History Blog You’ve likely heard of the popular game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon[1] based on a real social theory suggesting that any two people in the world are linked by six or fewer acquaintances. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by Frigyes Karinthy[2], a...
Grave Matters: From Graveyards to Memorial Parks

Grave Matters: From Graveyards to Memorial Parks

History Blog What is the difference between a graveyard, cemetery, memorial park, and mausoleum? For the San Diego History Center’s third and last installment of “Grave Matters: San Diego’s Relationship with Death,” we explore these differences...
Grave Matters: Items of Remembrance

Grave Matters: Items of Remembrance

History Blog (left) Locket (with brown hair inside) made of glass and brass. Used as mourning jewelry in the late 1800s. SDHC #1900.56.44. (right) Watch Fob, c. 1899. Made for donor’s grandfather in Raton, NM, from the hair of Peg Preston Forester (donor’s mother),...