In the December 16, 2011 issue of the Indy, I wrote a column entitled “Passion Drives Preservation of Balboa Island’s Heritage,” about the reopening of the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society at its quaint new historical location on Marine Avenue.
Balboa Island's 19th Annual Holiday Home Tour was held on Sunday, December 8, 2013, under fabulously fair skies. Nine hundred and sixty people toured the seven stops. In addition to the six lovely homes, the Balboa Island Museum, in full Christmas ...
On Friday evening, September 27, 2013, the Balboa Island Museum's speaker's Series event took place. The Museum's courtyard was filled to capacity as Friends of the Museum and local dignitaries gathered to learn about the history of the Balboa Island Fire Station.
On Friday, June 14, 2013, 100 people gathered at the Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society for the Museum’s Speaker Series event. Moderator Conrad Baumgartner led a lively discussion between the two local authors, Kate Houlihan and Jeff Delaney. Guests were captivated as Kate and Jeff shared their stories, and all learned more about the history of the area.
Museum Volunteers were honored on April 14th at a festive Wine & Cheese Party hosted by Shirley Pepys. Volunteers are the mainstay of the Museum, serving as docents during the Museum's hours of operation, researching historical stories, cataloging artifacts and countless other jobs.
Balboa Island – Seymour Beek and Allan Beek, brothers, were our featured speakers and entertained us with long time resident Conrad Baumgartner as moderator. The Museum patio was filled to capacity with 80 guests listening to the stories of early days on Balboa Island and a glimpse of what life was like with their family 70 plus years ago, and how Joseph Beek went to work for W.S. Collins selling lots for as little as $50.00