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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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    September 2017

    Member Morning

    September 30, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Junípero Serra Museum, 2727 Presidio Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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    Free

    Join us for an intimate introduction to the San Diego History Center including a tour of our galleries and our collections, as well as an additional discount in our museum store for the day. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a continental breakfast and meet fellow History Center members and enthusiasts.

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    October 2017

    Annual Member Meeting

    October 25, 2017, 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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    November 2017

    Exquisite Views Opening Reception

    November 17, 2017, 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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    Please join us for the opening of the San Diego History Center’s first exhibition dedicated solely to its permanent fine art collection.

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    March 2018

    Member Morning

    March 3, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Free

    Join us for an intimate introduction to the San Diego History Center including a tour of our galleries and our collections, as well as an additional discount in our museum store for the day. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a continental breakfast and meet fellow History Center members and enthusiasts.

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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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