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San Diego History Center

March 2018

“Historic Places with Elsa Sevilla” Fundraiser

March 15, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
$40 – $50

Help Us Bring History to Thousands! Join us for a star-studded reception, sneak-peek into the world of making history for television and help bring "Historic Places: California’s Indigenous History and the First European Missionaries and Settlers" from 1769 to life!

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April 2018

Song of Knowledge

April 4, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Michael Connolly Miskwish, M.A., and Theresa Gregor, Ph.D., will discuss how Spanish revivalism, a book called Ramona, and real estate speculators created a mythology that overwhelmed the State and consigned Kumeyaay to a footnote for 100 years.

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Fashion Redux Demonstrations

April 7, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

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One event on April 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

One event on April 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on May 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on April 28, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on May 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on April 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on May 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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L-R) Black flapper dress, c. 1927; Panne velvet, rhinestones, crystal beads, seed pearls, and sequins; Designer: Unknown; Gift of Francis B. Hurt, SDHC 88.39. Scaasi Cocktail Dress, 1986; Cotton and synthetic silk; Designer: Arnold Scaasi; Gift of Euphemia Davis, SDHC 99.5.1. Mary McFadden Evening Gown, 1977-78; Synthetic satin and organza; Designer: Mary McFadden; Collection of the San Diego History Center, Gift of Encore La Jolla, SDHC 99.26.1. Thai Silk 2-piece Jacket and Skirt, c. 1960-65; Designer: Patricia Ladner; Silk; Gift…

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Community Historian Program Presentation: San Diego – It’s All About Diversity

April 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free with admission

On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a Community Historian presentation at 1 pm in our Thornton Theater. This week's topic: San Diego – It’s All About Diversity.

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Legacy in Black: Jazz Concert

April 14, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Legacy in Black: Jazz Concert April 14, 2018: 7:00PM - 9:00PM Jazz Appreciation Month began in 2001 by the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) “to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of Jazz.” This year the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian) will celebrate Jazz and Justice Highlighting the life of Norman Granz. In keeping with the national theme, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art and San Diego History Center invites Pianist and saxophonist…

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2018 Makers of San Diego History

April 21, 2018, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Fashion Redux Grand Reveal

April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$10 – $25

Local fashion designers from the Fashion Program at San Diego Mesa College are on hand for this annual finale party, "Fashion Redux Grand Reveal," highlighting their fashion creations. Celebrating 90 years of fashion history in San Diego, these student-created garments were inspired by the History Center's collections.

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May 2018

Community Historian Program Presentation: Women in San Diego

May 8, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free with admission

On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a Community Historian presentation at 1 pm in our Thornton Theater. This week's topic: Women in San Diego.

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DIY History Series: Researching a House’s Hidden History

May 12, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on June 23, 2018 at 9:00 am

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$50 – $60

Saturday, May 12 & Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 am — 12:30 pm Location: Research Archives at the San Diego History Center Tickets: $50 SDHC members; $60 general admission for two classes Have you been wondering if your house is potentially "historic?" This two-part, hands-on program will help you uncover a house's hidden history, utilizing the History Center and other sources as you follow along with your personal computer. We will help you answer questions like: How do I…

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Art, Culture, and What We Wore: 90 Years of Fabric

May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$5 – $10

There is much more to the textiles we wear than simple print and design. Fabrics worn over the past 90 years carry with them a history woven out of the threads of art, culture, and world events.

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Women Writing History: Preserving Latinx Community Histories

May 19, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$5

Join us for "Women Writing History: Preserving Latinx Community History," a panel discussion and book-signing with three local authors working to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of previous generations—the people, neighborhoods, and spaces that contribute to San Diego’s rich layers of history.

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June 2018

“Gaps in the Record” Opening Reception

June 1, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The San Diego History Center invites you to the opening reception for Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego, the first exhibition to explore the convergence of visual art and the written word in mid-century San Diego.

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Community Historian Program Presentation: San Diego City’s Favorite Park

June 12, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free with admission

On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a Community Historian presentation at 1 pm in our Thornton Theater. This week's topic: San Diego City’s Favorite Park.

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The Research Archive and Photo Department will be CLOSED on Friday June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Research Archive and Photo Department will be closed on Friday June 15, 2018 for staff professional development and project curation. We will return to regular hours next week.

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July 2018

San Diego Drag Racing and the Bean Bandits

July 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

Join us for a lecture and book-signing with local authors Emmanuel Burgin, Colleen O'Connor and Susan Wachowiak, whose book San Diego Drag Racing and the Bean Bandits, relays this story through photographs garnered from private, personal, and historical collections, the 1950s pioneering exploits of Bean Bandits’ leader, Joaquin Arnett, and his contributions to that racing history come to life.

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August 2018

Photograph Scanning Session

August 4, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

One event on August 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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In partnership with the San Diego Union-Tribune and Pediment Publishing, the San Diego History Center is hosting a series of scanning sessions aimed at acquiring images to use in an upcoming publication titled: San Diego Memories: A Photographic History of the 1800s through the 1930s.
If you have photographs that meet these criteria, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions.

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The Disappearing L: Preserving Lesbian Culture & Visibility Lecture & Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Morris

August 4, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Disappearing L: Preserving Lesbian Culture & Visibility Lecture & Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Morris LGBTQ+ Lecture Series  The San Diego History Center + Lambda Archives of San Diego present a series of lectures aimed at highlighting the great diversity of issues in the LGBTQ+ community. While much has been done to advance the collective LGBTQ+ movement in the past few decades, there is still much work to be done at the local, regional, and national level to bring about true…

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Photograph Scanning Session

August 6, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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In partnership with the San Diego Union-Tribune and Pediment Publishing, the San Diego History Center is hosting a series of scanning sessions aimed at acquiring images to use in an upcoming publication titled: San Diego Memories: A Photographic History of the 1800s through the 1930s.
If you have photographs that meet these criteria, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions.

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Photograph Scanning Session

August 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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In partnership with the San Diego Union-Tribune and Pediment Publishing, the San Diego History Center is hosting a series of scanning sessions aimed at acquiring images to use in an upcoming publication titled: San Diego Memories: A Photographic History of the 1800s through the 1930s.
If you have photographs that meet these criteria, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions.

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Chicano San Diego: A Neglected Heritage (Free Tuesday Lecture)

August 14, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Free

Chicano San Diego: A Neglected Heritage SDSU Professor Emeritus Richard Griswold del Castillo presents a survey of the major themes and contributions to San Diego's history by the Spanish speaking people. His presentation will cover the little-known events and people that have shaped our region's development and contributed to a vital and growing Latino population. Based on a book published by the University of Arizona Press, and will be available in our gift shop. Part of our Free Tuesday lecture…

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Gregory Hinton: Out West with Buffalo Bill

August 23, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$15

Many rural western born gay men and women leave the communities which raised
them behind for the coastal cities of the Golden State seeking community, companionship and
security. Gregory Hinton, California-based author, historian and lecturer, offers an overview of
Out West, his acclaimed national museum program series, inspired by his longing to come home
to the rural mountain West of his youth as who he is, and how William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody led
the way.

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September 2018

Trans in San Diego: Where are we now? Where are we headed?

September 20, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$10

join Connor Maddocks as he moderates an important community conversation with local experts that explores how far the trans community has come, and what remains to be done.

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October 2018

When Punk Hit San Diego

October 9, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Learn about Margarat Nees effort to archive San Diegos punk music subculture of the 1970s and 80s and get a look at the creative output that came along with the music. Nicknamed “Slow Death” by bored kids, San Diego quickly developed a unique version of this new DIY ethic through the intersections of military, beach, and border youth cultures.

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Battling Hate/Building Understanding: Forum on Hate Crimes

October 9, 2018, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join a hate crimes expert from the FBI and other law enforcement as they discuss local and national trends and speak on their findings. Learn how to recognize and report hate crimes, and about the supportive services available for hate crime victims.

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Lessons from the Past: Archaeological Insights on the Interaction of the Kumeyaay People with their Environment

October 18, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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$10

In celebration of California Archaeology Month, join us for a special presentation by Aaron Sasson, PhD, San Diego Zooarchaeology Laboratory San Diego Natural History Museum, as he presents an analysis of broad spectrum diets and sustainability at prehistoric Kumeyaay village sites.

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2018 Annual Meeting

October 24, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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2018 Annual Meeting October 24, 2018 from 6-8pm at the San Diego History Center    At its meeting of August 29, 2018, the Board of Trustees closed nominations and approved a slate of seven candidates to fill seven vacancies, as recommended by the Governance Committee. Results of the election will be announced at the San Diego History Center’s Annual Membership Meeting. All San Diego History Center members are invited and encouraged to attend. After the meeting, we invite you to…

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November 2018

Blue Sky, White Stars Family Day

November 3, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Visit SDHC Saturday Nov 3rd from 2-4pm for Blue Sky White Stars Family Day. You will enjoy art and activities around themes like symbolism, immigration, and identity. Best of all, see the original 27 paintings by Kadir Nelson from the One Book, One San Diego 2018 Kid's selection "Blue Sky, White Stars" currently on display at SDHC. Free activities with Give Forward admission.

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Sin Diego: The Stingaree’s Transformation From Vice to Nice

November 13, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a presentation at 1:00 pm in our Thornton Theater.
Based on our prior exhibition Sin Diego: The Stingaree’s Transformation from Vice to Nice, hear curator and marketing director Matthew Schiff delve into the depravity and wickedness that was the Stingaree and ask, how much has changed since then?

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December 2018

On the Home Front: San Diego 1914-1918

December 11, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Poor isolated little San Diego was far from the battlefields of Europe where the “Great War” was being fought. However, that conflict did eventually have repercussions in San Diego, disrupting business and social life, but also giving rise to new technologies for the military. Linda will talk about the impact of having a major Army training base created on the outskirts of the city, the rise of the Navy, and how the community reacted to the influx of people. Find out how San Diego’s women’s clubs, churches, and high school students contributed to the war effort on the home front.

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Opening Reception: Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous

December 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous Opening Reception

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January 2019

Blood of the Band

January 24, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
$10

Join us for our next program in the Nyaiwait Chiwayp / In Our Words: Kumeyaay series
David Toler will present Blood of the Band, which relates a journey of a Kumeyaay-Ipai family from origin to present day.

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February 2019

Black History Month Family Day

February 2, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Free

Visit the San Diego History Center Saturday February 2nd from 11am-4pm for the second annual Black History Month Family Day, in partnership with Jack and Jill of America, North County. Enjoy a make and take activity that celebrates Black History.

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Keepers of the Culture

February 9, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
Free

In February 2018, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) hosted at the San Diego History Center its first annual recognition of individual’s whose contributions have resulted in retaining and expanding the cultural expressions that are uniquely African American. This recognition has become exceedingly important during this time when we see the rich, and diverse array of aesthetics, expressions and styles inherent in African American culture continue to be limited or all together omitted by major institutions.

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Your Community, Your Story: See What’s Coming Next

February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

How can San Diego’s history museum best represent your community? We still need your voice!
The San Diego History Center is creating an entirely new museum experience that celebrates what makes San Diego unique, and connects our community together.

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March 2019

Fashion Redux Finale Party 2019

March 8, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Get ready for the most fashion-forward event of the year as the History Center partners with San Diego Mesa College's School of Fashion and Design to look back at what was and what is in fashion. This year's theme is the 1960s.

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Makers of San Diego History 2019

March 23, 2019, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
$275

Makers of San Diego History 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

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May 2019

We Are All Part Of San Diego History: Public Scanning Sessions

May 17, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

We are excited to invite you, our readers, to participate in this unique opportunity to submit historic photos for our upcoming "San Diego Memories II: War and Peace — The 1940s and 1950s" book project.

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In Search of Stonewall

May 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

As part of SDHC's LGBTQ+ SD exhibition, join Editor Richard Schneider, and Lillian Faderman in a discussion of this pivotal event in our community's history.

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June 2019

Free Tuesday Talk with Author Jane Singer

June 11, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Come to the History Center on the second Tuesday of each month for a presentation about our shared history—both popular and obscure—and uncover something new! Join a monthly conversation about San Diego’s untold stories relevant to a changing community.

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Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego Opening Reception

June 21, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibit, Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego. As a new part of the groundbreaking exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles + Triumphs, the San Diego History Center will shine the spotlight on the performance art of drag in San Diego.

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July 2019

Free Tuesday Talk: Settling the Mission & Presidio

July 9, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Come to the History Center on the second Tuesday of each month for a presentation about our shared history—both popular and obscure—and uncover something new! Join a monthly conversation about San Diego’s untold stories relevant to a changing community.

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History Happy Hour

July 12, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Join us at History Happy Hour during Balboa Park's Food Truck Fridays.
Grab some food. Have a drink. Sit down and relax. Experience San Diego History!

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August 2019

Welcome to the Mix: Each of Us Has a Story Exhibition Open House and Reception

August 10, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Oral history has the power to enhance understanding and promote dialogue among citizens. Part of our philosophy involves telling the histories of everyone in our community, including those traditionally excluded from history books. In the past year we have collected over 50 new oral histories. Through first-person perspectives and studio portraits, Welcome to the Mix provides a glimpse into some of the fascinating people and stories that will now be part of SDHC’s collection. JOIN USSaturday, August 10, 2019, 6:00-8:00…

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Free Tuesday Talk: My Life Making History TV

August 13, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Historic Places is a KPBS series highlighting the region’s rich and diverse history, starting from the First People of the Kumeyaay Nation, the Spanish, Mexicans, Americans, to the first African American’s living in Julian, the first Chinese immigrants who worked the railroad and so many other fascinating people, topics and historic sites throughout the region. Elsa Sevilla, Executive Producer of Historic Places for ten years, recently joined the San Diego History Center as the Director of External Affairs or…

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Balboa Park History Stroll

August 21, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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September 2019

FREE TUESDAY TALK: A Sneak Peek into San Diego’s Latino Legacy

September 10, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Set to debut September 2020, San Diego’s Latino Legacy will pay tribute to the region’s modern Latino civil rights movement, its milestones and most notable pioneers and visionaries who have contributed to the betterment of our region and humanity.San Diego’s Latino Legacy is a first-time educational partnership that brings together the San Diego History Center with San Diego State University’s Chicana & Chicano Studies Department, which will also mark its 50th anniversary in 2020.Please join us for a special presentation…

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Lunch & Learn

September 13, 2019, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Join San Diego History Center's Elsa Sevilla as we launch a series of new, fun opportunities to learn about what makes San Diego unique! Elsa is the San Diego History Center's Ambassador and the Host of Historic Places on KPBS television. Learn about local history, Elsa's filmmaking career and the critical role the San Diego History Center's Collections have played in this award winning series. Date: September 13th, 2019 Time: 11:30am - 1pm Place: San Diego History Center Tickets:…

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The Research Archives will be CLOSED

September 20, 2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

The Research Archives will be CLOSED September 20There will also be limited access to the documents archives on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19.

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Smithsonian Museum Day

September 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country, including the San Diego History Center and the Junipero Serra Museum, provide two free entries to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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October 2019

Free Tuesday Talk: Preserving San Diego’s LGBTQ+ History

October 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

We are celebrating LGBT History AND American Archives Month by taking a look back at how one of the best-maintained collections of LGBTQ+ history in the country came to be! Did you know that archives like the one SDHC maintains and the one maintained by Lambda Archives, SDHC's institutional partner in the ground-breaking exhibit LGBTQ+ SD: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, much of what we understand about the past would be lost? Lambda Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving and teaching the LGBTQ+…

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

October 17, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2020 at 11:30 am

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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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Archaeology Month Family Day

October 19, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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November 2019

Balboa Park History Stroll

November 6, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

November 6, 2019, 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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Making Change: LGBTQ Impact on San Diego Politics

November 7, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Learn about the Theosophical Society in San Diego Join us at the San Diego History Center for lunch with Elsa Sevilla, watch a KPBS Film clip on the Theosophical Society's history and join the conversation about San Diego's past stories. You can also participate in our historical photo drawing.   Followed by Q & A with Curator Kaytie Johnson Kaytie Johnson will answer questions and provide a behind the scenes look at The Path of the Mystic: Art and Theosophy…

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

November 14, 2019, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Balboa Park History Stroll

November 15, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Balboa Park History Stroll

November 16, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Research Archives Tour

November 16, 2019, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Now is your chance to get a sneak peek at the History Center's Research Archives. Thirty-minute tours are offered at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm and will be led by SDHC Documents Archivist Renato Rodriguez. First-come, First-served! Limit of 20 patrons for each of the three available tour slots. Meet at the History Center blue canopy in front of the building!

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

November 21, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

November 26, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Balboa Park History Stroll

November 27, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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December 2019

Appreciation Celebration

December 3, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, and holiday gifts for all those in attendance.Bring your holiday cheer and join us as we pause to recognize our members, donors, and advocates and to say Thank You for all your support to preserve, reveal, and promote the history of our region and the San Diego History Center. YOU are the reason we are successful and we want to say THANK YOU!

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Balboa Park History Stroll

December 5, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Holiday Cheers!

December 6, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Make the San Diego History Center your Hub for celebrating a San Diego tradition - Balboa Park December Nights this Friday and Saturday!The History Center will have special extended hours each night, running from 5 to 9pm.  In addition to our exhibitions, decorative lights, festive music and family fun in Marston’s History Emporium, visitors can relax and sip some holiday cheer as the History Center partners with Little Miss Brewing in a new 21+ venue. This exclusive opportunity is…

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Holiday Cheers!

December 7, 2019, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Make the San Diego History Center your Hub for celebrating a San Diego tradition - Balboa Park December Nights this Friday and Saturday!The History Center will have special extended hours each night, running from 5 to 9pm.  In addition to our exhibitions, decorative lights, festive music and family fun in Marston’s History Emporium, visitors can relax and sip some holiday cheer as the History Center partners with Little Miss Brewing in a new 21+ venue. This exclusive opportunity is…

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Free Tuesday Talk – Women I Wish I Had Known

December 10, 2019, 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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Balboa Park History Stroll

December 12, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

December 12, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

December 19, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Balboa Park History Stroll

December 20, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

December 26, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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January 2020

LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

January 9, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Balboa Park History Stroll

January 10, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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H.O.W. (History Outside Our Walls)

January 11, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events January 11, 2020, 10:00AM-4:00PMHistory Center, on the Prado, Balboa ParkHistory Outside Our Walls is a way to connect with visitors and give them a closer look at San Diego history. Watch for our San Diego History Center tent on the Prado opposite the museum front doors where visitors can learn about our region through photos and artifacts, including an early-1900s toaster, a darning egg, an agave fiber sandal, and many others. Visitors will be able to pick up, smell and…

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Balboa Park History Stroll

January 11, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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The Journalist of Castro Street: Randy Shilts and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

January 13, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events How we understand HIV/AIDS today is partially due to the groundbreaking coverage of journalist Randy Shilts. In the 1980s, Randy Shilts, ahead of the curve in many ways, became a sought-after national expert on AIDS for the San Francisco Chronicle, appearing on ABC’s Nightline and CNN’s Larry King Live. Shilts also penned the three most seminal books on the life and experience of LGBT Americans in the last years of the twentieth century: The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey…

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Art & Life at the White City: Lomaland’s Cultural Legacy

January 14, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events In 1897, Katherine Tingley established the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society on the Point Loma peninsula. Under her leadership, this dusty seaside plot of land—popularly known as Lomaland—was transformed into a lush, vibrant “White City” that became a center of learning and culture.Please join us for a special presentation by local historian and teacher Kenneth Small that explores how Lomaland became the cultural and artistic hub of a growing San Diego.San Diego native Kenneth Small, whose parents were longtime…

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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

January 16, 2020, 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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Balboa Park History Stroll

January 17, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Member Morning

January 25, 2020, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events A Benefit of being a Member of the San Diego History Center! Saturday, January 25, 20208:30–10:00amSan Diego History Center, Balboa Park We invite you to join with fellow members for mimosas and a light breakfast at this important time in San Diego’s history. Join San Diego History Center Historians, Drs. David Miller and Andy Strathman in discussion about the latest Journal of San Diego, out in January 2020. While there is no cost to attend, Reservations are Required! Free…

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Balboa Park History Stroll

January 31, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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February 2020

Lunch & Learn With Elsa Featuring Dr. Mallios

February 5, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events February 5, 2020, 11:00AM-1:00PM @ the San Diego History Center$20 for Members, 25 for Non-Members Join us for another Lunch & Learn with Elsa Sevilla featuring Dr. Seth Mallios of San Diego State University. Catch a KPBS film clip about African American history in San Diego County since the 1850s, and a behind-the-scenes look at SDHC’s upcoming exhibition, Nathan Harrison: Born a Slave, Died a San Diego Legend.   Join Dr. Mallios as he describes his 15-year archaeological excavation…

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Balboa Park History Stroll

February 7, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Keepers of the Culture | Bring Your own Story

February 8, 2020, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events DateSaturday, February 8, 2020Time4:30 pm Scanning event begins5:30 pm Reception6:00 pm Program begins7:30 pm Program endsThe 3rd Annual Keepers of the Culture is a celebration of Black Heritage and the individuals who have dedicated themselves to making sure African American culture continues to have a meaningful presence in San Diego.The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) in collaboration with the San Diego History Center are hosting the reception which will give San Diego an opportunity to…

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Free Tuesday Talk: Movers & Shakers of Black San Diego

February 11, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events San Diego has always been a diverse town, even before San Diego became incorporated as a city.  African Americans have contributed to San Diego for more than a century.  This presentation highlights the many African Americans and their contributions to the city of San Diego. Yvette Porter-Moore is a native Californian who has been conducting genealogy research since 1991 when she successfully found her birth mother, and then in 1994 found her birth father's side of the family.  …

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Balboa Park History Stroll

February 14, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Balboa Park History Stroll

February 21, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Balboa Park History Stroll

February 28, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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March 2020

San Diego History Center Archives Tours

March 6, 2020, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events As part of San Diego Architectural Foundation's OH! San Diego Program, SDHC is offering two unique opportunities– Friday, March 6 in our Research Archives and Saturday, March 7 at the Junípero Serra Museum. Visitors will go behind-the-scenes for a “Show and Tell” presentation of the rare architectural resources housed in the Center’s Architectural Drawings Collection. Archivist Renato Rodriguez will display one-of-a-kind items from the Collection including original blueprints, presentation drawings, elevation drawings and floor plans for unique buildings that…

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Balboa Park History Stroll

March 6, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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Junípero Serra Museum Tours

March 7, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events As part of San Diego Architectural Foundation's OH! San Diego Program, SDHC is offering two unique opportunities– Friday, March 6 in our Research Archives and Saturday, March 7 at the Junípero Serra Museum. Tour this Mission-Revival style landmark standing prominently atop the hill and recognized as the site where California began.  Tours are offered at 11 AM and 1 PM on Saturday. Book your spot at a specific time.  This event is free.Maximum 2 participants per reservation.Each tour is…

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Free Tuesday Talk: Belle Baranceanu, Modern Art and the New Deal

March 10, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events Prior to the onset of the Great Depression, San Diego was often viewed as a provincial coastal town; a cultural wasteland perhaps, and certainly not a major art center. Young professional artists in the decades before the Great Depression centered themselves in New York or Chicago, but not in California. The New Deal injected federal government funds into the arts, and brought sweeping changes to the region that have had a lasting impact in San Diego. Although Belle Baranceanu was…

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Balboa Park History Stroll

March 13, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Balboa Park History StrollExplore Balboa Park using photographs and documentation from the History Center collections to bring you back in time to the 1915 Panama California Exposition. This easy-paced stroll through the Park reveals intriguing aspects of its past and its vibrant present as the nation’s largest urban cultural park.

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May 2020

Fashion Redux Live Webinar

May 15, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Events May 15, 2020 - 7:00pmFor the past nine years, students enrolled in Mesa College’s Fashion Program have used garments from the History Center’s vast costume collection as an inspirational springboard for their own contemporary designs.For the 2020 iteration of Fashion Redux – the exhibition has gone virtual – digitally showcasing the student’s reinterpretations of four garments from the 1970s alongside their archival counterparts.Virtual Zoom event featuring discussions withthe student designers participating in Fashion Redux 2020, Mesa College Fashion Professor…

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Community Café: Discussion Series | Detroit to Oceanside: A Filipino Migration Story

May 28, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

COMMUNITY CAFÉ: DISCUSSION SERIES DETROIT TO OCEANSIDE: A FILIPINO FAMILY MIGRATION STORY THURSDAY, MAY 28, 20207:00PM - 8:00PM RESERVE YOUR VIRTUAL SEAT TODAY! Through a mix of casual storytelling, poetry, and video, this talk will explore one Filipino family's experience with migration, state violence, and the ongoing struggle for social justice.   Dr. Jason Magabo Perez is the author of the hybrid poetry and prose book, This is for the mostless. Perez works as Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at CSU San…

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November 2021

Let There Be Light: Celebrating Winter Holidays

November 26, 2021, 11:00 am
San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Enjoy make & take activities that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yaldā Night & Christmas.

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