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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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    August 2018

    The Disappearing L: Preserving Lesbian Culture & Visibility Lecture & Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Morris

    August 4, 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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    The Disappearing L: Preserving Lesbian Culture & Visibility Lecture & Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Morris LGBTQ+ Lecture Series  The San Diego History Center + Lambda Archives of San Diego present a series of lectures aimed at highlighting the great diversity of issues in the LGBTQ+ community. While much has been done to advance the collective LGBTQ+ movement in the past few decades, there is still much work to be done at the local, regional, and national level to bring about true…

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    Photograph Scanning Session

    August 6, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    In partnership with the San Diego Union-Tribune and Pediment Publishing, the San Diego History Center is hosting a series of scanning sessions aimed at acquiring images to use in an upcoming publication titled: San Diego Memories: A Photographic History of the 1800s through the 1930s.
    If you have photographs that meet these criteria, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions.

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    Photograph Scanning Session

    August 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    In partnership with the San Diego Union-Tribune and Pediment Publishing, the San Diego History Center is hosting a series of scanning sessions aimed at acquiring images to use in an upcoming publication titled: San Diego Memories: A Photographic History of the 1800s through the 1930s.
    If you have photographs that meet these criteria, please bring them to one of our scanning sessions.

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    Chicano San Diego: A Neglected Heritage (Free Tuesday Lecture)

    August 14, 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

    Chicano San Diego: A Neglected Heritage SDSU Professor Emeritus Richard Griswold del Castillo presents a survey of the major themes and contributions to San Diego's history by the Spanish speaking people. His presentation will cover the little-known events and people that have shaped our region's development and contributed to a vital and growing Latino population. Based on a book published by the University of Arizona Press, and will be available in our gift shop. Part of our Free Tuesday lecture…

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    Gregory Hinton: Out West with Buffalo Bill

    August 23, 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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    $15

    Many rural western born gay men and women leave the communities which raised
    them behind for the coastal cities of the Golden State seeking community, companionship and
    security. Gregory Hinton, California-based author, historian and lecturer, offers an overview of
    Out West, his acclaimed national museum program series, inspired by his longing to come home
    to the rural mountain West of his youth as who he is, and how William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody led
    the way.

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