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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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    March 2018

    Community Historian Program Presentation: Settling the San Diego Mission and Presidio

    March 13, 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: Settling the San Diego Mission and Presidio.

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    April 2018

    Song of Knowledge

    April 4, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Michael Connolly Miskwish, M.A., and Theresa Gregor, Ph.D., will discuss how Spanish revivalism, a book called Ramona, and real estate speculators created a mythology that overwhelmed the State and consigned Kumeyaay to a footnote for 100 years.

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    Community Historian Program Presentation: San Diego – It’s All About Diversity

    April 10, 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 – It’s All About Diversity.

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    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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    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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