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Become a member of the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society and help preserve the heritage of Balboa Island.  Since the Museum’s founding, the support of the residents of Balboa Island and from surrounding communities, as well as other parts of the country, has been crucial to the growth and fulfillment of the Museum’s mission.  Click here to find out more about membership and donations

Museum News & Events

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Postcards from Paradise

An evening at the Museum with long-time residents Conrad Baumgartner (Collector of vintage postcards) and Jim Fournier (Author of Tales of Balboa). Friday, September 18th - 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Wine & Cheese. RSVP events@balboaislandmuseum.org 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.

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The Little Island That Could…

Walking around Balboa Island feels like a tour of the good life, American preppy style. In true American fashion, parking is not pleasant, not surprising on a tiny island packed with tourists and satellite citizens. But once my friend and I get out of the car, we are utterly charmed by the seaside scene we see.