Jim Bregante - Public Speaker presents San Diego's Waterfront Through the Eyes of a Child

Jim BreganteGrape St pier circ 1955Grandparents Jim Bregante

Step back in time with Jim Bregante’s historical presentation of San Diego’s Waterfront and Little Italy.

Jim Bregante is a native San Diegan, Docent for the Maritime Museum of San Diego, member of the San Diego History Center, and the Italian Historical Society. An experienced speaker, Jim shares his experience of growing up in Little Italy, near the vibrant life of the waterfront, via a PowerPoint presentation, featuring pictures from historical and family archives. Jim’s memories are shared and treasured by many San Diegans.

Jim developed his presentation at the request of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, as part of a training program for docents. Little did he realize it would turn into a new career.

Today, Jim has been called to share his story with many groups throughout San Diego. In seven years, Jim has given 250 presentations to an audience of over 9.000 people. His program has been well received by many interested groups.


Upcoming public appearances:
  • April 8 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Mission Valley Branch Library. 2123 Fenton Parkway , 858-573-5007 - Free
  • May 18 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sicilian Festival. San Diego's Little Italy - Free

Recently published and available in our Maritime Museum gift shop.

Generations of Memories....
On Never to be Forgotten India Street
By Jim Bregante


Viewer comments:

“Your attention to details of history is priceless. I found myself laughing and crying while listening to your fond memories of growing up in Little Italy and along the waterfront.”

“As Bregante came to the conclusion of his presentation, it was apparent how much he relished the opportunity to share his past with the college students.”

“You have an awesome presentation on the San Diego Waterfront. I feel like I was there and could see, hear and smell the sights and sounds of the area when you were growing up.”


I am looking forward to sharing my story with your group,
contact me:

by Email - click this link,
or call 858.492.9611

Click here to view Jim Bregante’s "My Historical Presentation" website