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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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 »
Saturday, May 12 & Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 9:00 am — 12:30 pm Location: Research Archives at the San Diego History Center Tickets: $50 SDHC members; $60 general admission for two classes Have you been wondering if your house is potentially "historic?" This two-part, hands-on program will help you uncover a house's hidden history, utilizing the History Center and other sources as you follow along with your personal computer. We will help you answer questions like: How do I…Find out more »
L-R) Black flapper dress, c. 1927; Panne velvet, rhinestones, crystal beads, seed pearls, and sequins; Designer: Unknown; Gift of Francis B. Hurt, SDHC 88.39. Scaasi Cocktail Dress, 1986; Cotton and synthetic silk; Designer: Arnold Scaasi; Gift of Euphemia Davis, SDHC 99.5.1. Mary McFadden Evening Gown, 1977-78; Synthetic satin and organza; Designer: Mary McFadden; Collection of the San Diego History Center, Gift of Encore La Jolla, SDHC 99.26.1. Thai Silk 2-piece Jacket and Skirt, c. 1960-65; Designer: Patricia Ladner; Silk; Gift…Find out more »
The Junípero Serra Museum in Presidio Park is hosting a one hour, docent-led tour highlighting the many inhabitants of its location over time and the importance of their relationship to San Diego’s namesake river. Tours are included with donation-based Give Forward admission. Tours meet inside the Junípero Serra Museum’s main entrance. A portion of this tour is conducted outdoors over varied terrain. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Please note: The Serra Museum is not ADA-accessible. Junípero Serra Museum Address: 2727 Presidio…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 »