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Membership and Donations

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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

Speaker Event 5/20/16

Ever wonder who lived on our local shores before Collins dredged the bay? Before there even was a bay? You have heard the names: Balboa, Cabrillo, Portola, Sepulveda, Yorba, Irvine, Dunnells, McFadden, but do you really know who they were and how they influenced our lives?

2016 Historic Home Tour

Join us for the 2016 Historic Home Tour on Saturday, June 18th from 11-4pm. Your ticket will include a tour of 7 historic homes and a dock with a vintage boat. Proceeds benefit the Balboa Island Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Volunteer Party

The Balboa Island Museum volunteers enjoyed a lovely party at Shirley Pepys' home on Sunday, April 10th from 4-6pm. Celeste Dennerline and Tanner Hill received volunteer awards.