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.
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.Find out more »
The Disappearing L: Preserving Lesbian Culture & Visibility Lecture & Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Morris
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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