The Museum was recently featured in the Balboa Island Living July 2016 inaugural edition. The editor featured our Speaker Event and our site that offers tours. This is a social publication exclusively for the residents of Balboa Island. It will be delivered directly to you. We hope you enjoy these articles!
Captain January, 1936 Captain January FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 • 7PM-9PM BRING BEACH CHAIRS: WE'RE PROVIDING POPCORN FOR OUR OUTDOOR SCREENING OF THE FILM IN THE MUSEUM PATIO. CANDY, BEVERAGES, AND MOVIE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE TICKETS ARE $10, WHICH CAN BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR [...]
Don't miss out on taking art classes at the Balboa Island Museum that are fun for all ages! Join us from 10:30-12pm on July 12 for the "Lighthouse" and on July 26th for the "Sailboat." Create a piece of nautical art to bring home with Laguna Beach artist Eve Nyzc. Eve is a Laguna Beach [...]
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 [...]
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.
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]