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Oasis History Presentation

2017-01-13T14:32:34+00:00 June 30th, 2016|News, Events|

Sharing the Memories: 100+ Years of Balboa Island So many people have fond memories of their favorite Balboa Island experiences. Come enjoy stories of this Newport Beach gem as we celebrate 100+ years of the islands history. We’ll talk about Balboa Island from its beginnings as an underwater sand bar to the coveted tourist destination [...]

2016 Historic Home Tour

2017-01-13T14:32:34+00:00 June 26th, 2016|News, Events|

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.

2016 Parade

2016-07-27T14:11:51+00:00 June 7th, 2016|News, Events|

The Balboa Island Museum participated in the 2016 Parade on Sunday June 5th at 11am. This year's theme was "100 Years of Sun & Fun." Diane & Gary Pugh designed this year's entry.

Speaker Event 5/20/16

2017-01-13T14:32:35+00:00 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

2016-05-11T12:44:38+00:00 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

2016-02-26T14:38:37+00:00 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

2017-01-13T14:32:37+00:00 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 [...]