Events Calendar

San Diego History Center hosts dozens of public programs and special events each year. Programs range from walking tours, historic homes tours, lectures, workshops, exhibition  openings and receptions. With numerous activities to choose from, there's something for  everyone! Please see the calendar below for upcoming events. All locations at San Diego History Center unless otherwise stated. Programs are subject to change.

For more information, or to sign up for an event, call (619) 232-6203 ext.129 or email Gabe Selak, Public Programs Manager


April 2014
Apr 16 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
Apr 17 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Apr 17 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Apr 22 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Stroll
Beginning at Founder's Plaza at the western entrance to Balboa Park
Apr 22 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California Lecture & book signing with historian Gregory Orfalea
Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
Apr 23 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
In the Neighborhood Series: Hilltop Communities: Hillcrest, Bankers Hill and forgotten Florence Heights
This program is the follow up to the March 26 program on Hilltop Communities: Hillcrest, Bankers Hill and Forgotten Florence Heights
Apr 23 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
Apr 24 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Apr 24 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
Apr 25 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Presidio to Pacific Powerhouse Opening
Invite only - Please RSVP, 619-232-6203 ext. 111
Apr 29 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Stroll
Beginning at Founder's Plaza at the western entrance to Balboa Park
Apr 30 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
'In the Neighborhood' Community Lecture Series, Part 3: The Escondido Story
Advance Ticket Purchase Encouraged. Walk-ins welcome on the day of the program. For more information call 619-232-6203.
Apr 30 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
May 2014
May 1 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 1 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 2 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: It's A Fairyland!
Program best suited to children ages 3 to 6 years of age, and an accompanying adult. Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
May 4 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Educator's Admission Day
May 6 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: It's A Fairyland!
Program best suited to children ages 3 to 6 years of age, and an accompanying adult. Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
May 6 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Stroll
Beginning at Founder's Plaza at the western entrance to Balboa Park
May 7 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
May 7 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
San Diego's Judge Mayor: How Murphy's Law Blindsided Leadership With 2020 Vision Lecture & Booksigning with Former San Diego Mayor, Dick Murphy
Don't miss your chance to own one of these limited edition, individually numbered books signed by 33rd mayor of the City of San Diego, Dick Murphy
May 8 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 8 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 13 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Memories of Our Community
Free for San Diego County residents | Paid admission for non-residents
May 14 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
May 15 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 15 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 20 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Stroll
May 21 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
May 22 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Balboa Park History Stroll
Reservations are requested, but walk-ups are welcome! Call 619-232-6203. ext. 129 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org
May 27 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Walk
May 28 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
'In the Neighborhood' Community Lecture Series, Part 4: East Meets West: Memories of Chinatown & the Changing Face of Downtown
Advance Ticket Purchase Encouraged. Walk-ins welcome on the day of the program. For more information call 619-232-6203.
May 28 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
June 2014
Jun 3 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: Koi and Kids!
Program best suited to children ages 3 to 6 years of age, and an accompanying adult. Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
Jun 3 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Stroll
Beginning at Founder's Plaza at the western entrance to Balboa Park
Jun 4 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.
Jun 6 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
History for Half Pints: Koi and Kids!
Program best suited to children ages 3 to 6 years of age, and an accompanying adult. Reservations are required. Call 619-232-6203, ext. 111 or email gselak@sandiegohistory.org or purchase ticket online.
Jun 6 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fashion: Past, Present, Future Luncheon
Jun 10 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Memories of Our Community
Free for San Diego County residents | Paid admission for non-residents
Jun 10 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
City Park/Sixth Avenue Stroll
Jun 11 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Progress of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour
Please Note tour is limited to 15 participants. Advance tickets are required. Walk ups accepted at tour time with exact change per person, check or credit card.