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Museum News & Events

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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

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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 or (310) 717-2325

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Historic Home Tour

Homeowners opened their doors to the public when the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society Home Tour showcased eight homes Saturday. The homes were built between 1913 and 1953. Some have been completely gutted and remodeled, while others remain in their original form.