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.
For information about specific events, view the Calendar below.
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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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Continuing the DIY spirit of the exhibition "Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego," Margarat Nee & Kim Schwenk of Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go will host a zine workshop and discussion that encourages participants to respond to the objects and ideas in the exhibit.Find out more »