Be a Part of San Diego History

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Docents and Volunteers Needed

As a result of current programs and upcoming exhibitions and activities, culminating in the 2015 Centennial Celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the San Diego History Center (SDHC) is seeing a surge of renewed interest and increased attendance that it expects to grow over the next few years.

Since 1928, the San Diego History Center has been telling the story of our community through its exhibitions, educational programs and remarkable collections of artifacts, archives, artwork and photos. The recent exhibition, “TUNA! Celebrating San Diego’s Famous Fishing Industry,” was one of its most popular, showcasing the tuna industry in San Diego over the course of one hundred years. The current exhibition is “Charles Reiffel: An American Post-Impressionist,” a collaboration with the San Diego Museum of Art and sure to be a good draw.

Guests of the San Diego History Center learn about local history.

In addition to its primary museum site at the east end of the Prado in Balboa Park, the History Center houses a research library, accessible for public use, and operates the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park.

To accommodate anticipated growth and to maximize the experience for everyone visiting the sites, SDHC is seeking volunteers in several areas of service. Docents form an essential part of the History Center’s Education Department, sharing the history of the region with visitors. There’s also a need for greeters, the face of San Diego History Center, who interact with visitors by acting as ambassadors of the museum.

In addition, there are opportunities for volunteers to work on programs and events and in administrative capacities.

Find out how you can get involved and take your place in San Diego history. More information is available on SDHC’s website, (see Opportunities in “About Us”), or contact Joan Priday, volunteer coordinator, at 619-232-6203, ext. 108, email

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