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  • The San Diego History Center hosts dozens of public programs and special events every year. Our popular adult programs include walking tours, lectures, exhibition receptions, curators’ talks, happy hours, fashion events, multi-media presentations, films, musical presentations, symposia and collaborative events with other cultural and educational institutions. We also offer family-themed programs such as readings and workshops, and we participate in Balboa Park-wide events such as Family Days and holiday celebrations.

    Programs are offered at both the History Center in Balboa Park and the Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

    For information about specific events, view the Calendar below.

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    February 2018

    Film Screening of “To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego”

    February 13, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18, 10733 Westview Pkwy
    San Diego, CA 92126 United States
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    $12.25 – $15.25

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:00–9:30 pm Location: Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 Tickets: $15.25 regular admission; $12.25 seniors "To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego," a co-production of Cinewest Productions and the San Diego History Center, is based on over 50 interviews conducted by local filmmaker, Isaac Artenstein, including descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, as well as avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers. It creates a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic…

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    Film Screening of “To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego”

    February 14, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18, 1180 W San Marcos Blvd
    San Marcos, CA 92069 United States
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    $12.25 – $15.25

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 5:00–6:30 pm Location: Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18 Tickets: $15.25 regular admission; $12.25 seniors "To the Ends of the Earth: A Portrait of Jewish San Diego," a co-production of Cinewest Productions and the San Diego History Center, is based on over 50 interviews conducted by local filmmaker, Isaac Artenstein, including descendants of early Jewish pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics, as well as avant-garde artists, rabbis, and surfers. It creates a living portrait of a vibrant and culturally-dynamic…

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    Legacy in Black: Art Appreciation Day

    February 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 FROM 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Location: San Diego History Center Tickets: FREE for event with registration The San Diego History Center and San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art are excited to host a special art appreciation day highlighting the exhibition, Legacy in Black. This is an opportunity to enjoy the Legacy in Black exhibit and the other exhibits within the History Center many featuring local residents who are part of San Diego’s African American History. Art Appreciation…

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    April 2018

    Fashion Redux Grand Reveal

    April 26, 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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    June 2018

    “Gaps in the Record” Opening Reception

    June 1, 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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