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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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    San Diego History Center

    February 2019

    Your Community, Your Story: See What’s Coming Next

    February 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States

    How can San Diego’s history museum best represent your community? We still need your voice!
    The San Diego History Center is creating an entirely new museum experience that celebrates what makes San Diego unique, and connects our community together.

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    February 28, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    March 2019

    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 1, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

    One event on February 23, 2019 at 11:30am

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    One event on March 23, 2019 at 2:30pm

    One event on March 30, 2019 at 2:30pm

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    One event on March 23, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on March 30, 2019 at 11:30am

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 6, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

    One event on February 23, 2019 at 11:30am

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    One event on March 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

    One event on March 23, 2019 at 2:30pm

    One event on March 30, 2019 at 2:30pm

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    Fashion Redux Finale Party 2019

    March 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States

    Get ready for the most fashion-forward event of the year as the History Center partners with San Diego Mesa College's School of Fashion and Design to look back at what was and what is in fashion. This year's theme is the 1960s.

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    One event on March 23, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on March 30, 2019 at 11:30am

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 15, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 16, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    One event on March 30, 2019 at 12:30pm

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 19, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 20, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    One event on March 30, 2019 at 2:30pm

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 22, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 23, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    One event on March 30, 2019 at 11:30am

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    Makers of San Diego History 2019

    March 23, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
    $275

    Makers of San Diego History 2019
    Saturday, March 23, 2019

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    LGBTQ+ SD: Docent-Led Tour

    March 30, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    One event on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm

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    One event on March 23, 2019 at 11:30am

    One event on March 30, 2019 at 11:30am

    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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    Join us for a docent-led tour of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

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    April 2019

    I’m Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground

    April 20
    San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3
    San Diego, CA 92101 United States

    The San Diego History Center, in the heart of Balboa Park, seeks proposals for I'm Not Like You: Notes from the San Diego Underground, a day of presentations and performances that explore and celebrate subcultures in the San Diego/Tijuana region from 1960-2000.

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