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San Diego History Center

October 2018

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

May 18, 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

History Happy Hour

June 7, 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 August 23, 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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History Happy Hour

June 7, 2019, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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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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History Happy Hour

June 14, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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History Happy Hour

June 21, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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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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History Happy Hour

June 28, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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July 2019

History Happy Hour

July 5, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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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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History Happy Hour

July 19, 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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History Happy Hour

July 26, 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

History Happy Hour

August 2, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

August 7, 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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Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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History Happy Hour

August 9, 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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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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History Happy Hour

August 16, 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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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

August 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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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

August 20, 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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Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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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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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

August 22, 2019, 2:30 pm - 3:30 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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History Happy Hour

August 23, 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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LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

August 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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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

August 27, 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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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

August 29, 2019, 2:30 pm - 3:30 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

August 31, 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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September 2019

History Happy Hour

September 6, 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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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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History Happy Hour

September 13, 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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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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History Happy Hour

September 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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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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History Happy Hour

September 27, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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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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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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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 History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
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 History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
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 History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
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 History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
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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San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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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 History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Let There Be Light: Celebrating Winter Holidays

December 27, 2019, 11:00 am - December 28, 2019, 4:00 pm
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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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January 2020

LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

January 9, 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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Balboa Park History Stroll

January 10, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 17, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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