The Evolution of Balboa Park & the Rebirth of SDASM

This exhibit will guide visitors through the entangled history between the City of San Diego, Balboa Park and the San Diego Air & Space Museum. As the Balboa Park Centennial celebration approaches, it is fascinating to see how Balboa Park has expanded and transformed since its creation in 1915. Balboa Park owes its existence to many important people, and especially to hundreds of thousands of San Diegans that have contributed, volunteered, and visited the museums in this park. One of many distinguished museums in Balboa Park, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, contains a fluctuating history of birth, tragedy, and rebirth. This Museum would not be what it is today without the generosity of the San Diego community.

Figure 1: Aerial View of Balboa Park, 1915 (Property of the Library & Archives, SDASM).

Balboa Park's Creation >>

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