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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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    June 2018

    Guided Tour of Junípero Serra Museum & Presidio Hill

    June 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    One event on June 24, 2018 at 11:00am

    Junípero Serra Museum, 2727 Presidio Drive
    San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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    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…

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    July 2018

    San Diego Drag Racing and the Bean Bandits

    July 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

    Join us for a lecture and book-signing with local authors Emmanuel Burgin, Colleen O'Connor and Susan Wachowiak, whose book San Diego Drag Racing and the Bean Bandits, relays this story through photographs garnered from private, personal, and historical collections, the 1950s pioneering exploits of Bean Bandits’ leader, Joaquin Arnett, and his contributions to that racing history come to life.

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    DIY History Series: Oral History Workshop

    July 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    $20

    Part of our ongoing “DIY History Series,” this program is geared toward budding oral historians. This introductory workshop will discuss the importance of oral history and help you get started conducting your own oral histories. Selecting the right recording equipment and the process of transcription will also be covered.

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    August 2018

    Photograph Scanning Session

    August 4, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    One event on August 6, 2018 at 10:00am

    One event on August 7, 2018 at 10:00am

    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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    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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