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.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 FROM 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Location: San Diego History Center Tickets: FREE for event with registration The San Diego History Center and San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art are excited to host a special art appreciation day highlighting the exhibition, Legacy in Black. This is an opportunity to enjoy the Legacy in Black exhibit and the other exhibits within the History Center many featuring local residents who are part of San Diego’s African American History. Art Appreciation…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Location: Research Archives at the San Diego History Center Tickets: $20 SDHC members; $30 general admission We all have family memorabilia that we would like to preserve and hold on to just a little longer. This informational event lets you meet History Center archivists and learn about best practices for organizing, storing, and basic digitizing of your vintage photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and other ephemera. Part of our ongoing “DIY History Series,”…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: Settling the San Diego Mission and Presidio.Find out more »
Help Us Bring History to Thousands! Join us for a star-studded reception, sneak-peek into the world of making history for television and help bring "Historic Places: California’s Indigenous History and the First European Missionaries and Settlers" from 1769 to life!Find out more »