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Museum News & Events

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Listen to stories about a man named Buddy

Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed. He was a poor mountaineer who barely kept his family fed, but actor Buddy Ebsen's hillbilly character, which he portrayed on TV from 1962 to 1971, belied the actor's life in Newport Beach...

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Balboa Island Hillbillies Event

Celebrate with the Balboa Island Museum in the Iconic Home of Buddy Ebsen. Saturday, November 21, 2015 4:00-8:00 P.M. Dinner and Dancing with the Retros. To purchase tickets: 310.717.2325 or Events@BalboaIslandMuseum.org.

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Postcards from Paradise

An evening at the Museum with long-time residents Conrad Baumgartner (Collector of vintage postcards) and Jeff Delaney (Author of Newport Beach - Postcard History Series). Friday, September 18th - 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Wine & Cheese. RSVP events@balboaislandmuseum.org or (310) 717-2325