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San Diego History Center

October 2019

Archaeology Month Family Day

October 19, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Visit the Junipero Serra Museum at Presidio Park for a fun-filled day of archeology. Enjoy hands-on, kid-friendly activities such as mock excavations and artifact investigation. Don’t forget to see the new core exhibit while you are there!Junipero Serra Museum at Presidio ParkSaturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pmFREE with Give Forward Admission

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

October 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

October 30, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on August 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 27, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on August 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on October 30, 2019 at 11:30 am

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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November 2019

Making Change: LGBTQ Impact on San Diego Politics

November 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

In conjunction with the exhibition LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles + Triumphs, the San Diego History Center presents a panel discussion regarding the remarkable impact of the LGBTQ+ community on San Diego's political landscape. From the early beginnings to today's significant community leadership, the LGBTQ+ community has fought for, and won significant advances, helping pass laws prohibiting discrimination, as well as working toward the passage of legislation that has made San Diego a national leader in the LGBTQ+ civil rights…

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Free Tuesday Talk – The Impossible Railroad: A 100 Year History

November 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.In the early 1900s, San Diego was a growing and thriving city, but with no rail transportation eastward. Spearheaded by John D. Spreckels—with his persistence and money—a railroad was constructed that engineers warned would be impossible to build. Starting in San Diego and dipping into Mexico, the “Impossible Railroad” snaked through brutal mountain and rugged desert terrain to connect with the transcontinental Southern Pacific in El Centro. It took twelve challenging years to…

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Lunch & Learn with Elsa Sevilla: The Art of Lomaland

November 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Join us at the San Diego History Center to learn more about the artistic history of the Theosophical Society in San Diego. You will enjoy lunch, learning about the Theosophical Society from San Diego’s Historic Places, and conversation with Elsa Sevilla, as well as a special drawing for historical photos.  Curator Kaytie Johnson will provide a behind the scenes look at The Path of the Mystic: Art and Theosophy at Lomaland, a San Diego History Center exhibition. This exhibit features artworks, photographs and…

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December 2019

Free Tuesday Talk – Women I Wish I Had Known

December 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Join Linda Canada, SDHC Community Historian and former archivist and president of the Japanese American Historical Association, for an energizing discussion on five San Diego women who impacted the development and success of Balboa Park and the institutions within it. Some of the five names will be familiar, and there will be at least one new to you! Each woman’s story reflects the era in which she lived and prospered, and each tale illustrates how one woman made a difference…

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