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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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    October 2017

    Annual Member Meeting

    October 25, 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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    Join us for this year’s Annual Member Meeting and Open House! See the recently opened exhibitions, Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country and Animal Aesthetics: Decades of Design at the San Diego Zoo. Explore hands-on activities from our curiosity carts and learn about the unique items in our collections as staff answer questions about our Inside Out exhibit. Hear from Board President Tom Fetter and Executive Director Bill Lawrence as they share San Diego History Center highlights from the past year and future projections. Light refreshments will be served.

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    Shabbat Dinner

    October 27, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Shabbat Dinner A most unique setting awaits October 27, 2017 from 6:30pm - 10:00pm On October 27, join San Diego’s Jewish community of individuals, couples, and families for this special Shabbat dinner! Join San Diego’s Jewish community of individuals, couples, and families for this special Shabbat dinner! In conjunction with Shabbat San Diego, the San Diego History Center is honored to host a communal Shabbat dinner against the Jewish exhibition in our museum. With an optional service at Ohr Shalom and an…

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    November 2017

    Guided Tour of Junípero Serra Museum & Presidio Hill

    November 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    One event on December 2, 2017 at 11:00am

    Junípero Serra Museum, 2727 Presidio Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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    Free with admission

    The Junipero Serra Museum Presidio Park is hosting one hour, docent-led tours highlighting the many inhabitants of its location over time and the importance of their relationship to San Diego’s namesake river.

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    Their Code Remained Unbroken: Navajo Code Talkers in their Own Words

    November 8, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Please see attached press release. Schedule: 5:30- check-in begins- reception with cash bar 6:10- move guests to MOPA auditorium 6:15-opening remarks, intros in MOPA 6:30- film begins 7:30- film ends 7:30-7:45- Q&A

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    December 2017

    Guided Tour of Junípero Serra Museum & Presidio Hill

    December 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    One event on November 4, 2017 at 11:00am

    One event on December 2, 2017 at 11:00am

    Junípero Serra Museum, 2727 Presidio Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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    Free with admission

    The Junipero Serra Museum Presidio Park is hosting one hour, docent-led tours highlighting the many inhabitants of its location over time and the importance of their relationship to San Diego’s namesake river.

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