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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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    May 2018

    Community Historian Program Presentation: Women in San Diego

    May 8, 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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    Art, Culture, and What We Wore: 90 Years of Fabric

    May 17, 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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    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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    Community Historian Program Presentation: San Diego City’s Favorite Park

    June 12, 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, 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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