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Speaker Event 5/20/16

May 11th, 2016|News, Events, Speaker Series|

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?

Volunteer Party

April 21st, 2016|News|

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.

Presidential Yacht Potomac

February 24th, 2016|News|

On February 19, 2016, Schmid, CEO of The Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac, visited the museum. This vessel was FDR’s “Floating White House.” Today it is a National Historic Landmark in Oakland, CA. Ms. Schmidt came to Balboa Island to interview Island resident Bill Stewart who rescued the derelict [...]

Arts of the Ancient Mariner

June 1st, 2015|News, Events|

Long-time Balboa Island resident Bill Stewart, 86, has been an avid collector of maritime collectibles for 50+ years, and has generously loaned a portion of his nautical library to the Museum. “My hobby for many years has been duplicating the arts of the ancient mariner, including a collection of ships in bottles - with my [...]