Please join us for a wonderful evening at the Newport Beach Public Library with Wing Lam and his parents, Lee Cheong Kwong & Lee So Ching. They will share the incredible story of their journey from Mainland China to Balboa Island. For more information, please call the Museum at 949-675-3952. You can RSVP to this [...]
We are celebrating the Newport Beach Police Department. Members and their guests, we hope you can join us for our annual Speaker Series! Please RSVP to attend this function by emailing email@example.com. The museum has a temporary display provided by Stan Berry to accompany this event.
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?
Once again the Museum courtyard was filled to capacity as members gathered for the Speaker Series event featuring brothers Hal Jr. and Mike Smith. The Smith family has a long and fascinating history on Balboa Island going back three generations, and all in attendance were captivated from the moment the discussion began.
The Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society hosted another splendid evening of entertainment, education and colorful connections with our Speaker’s Series event on June 14th. The theme of the gathering was Local Color and the three speakers were colorful, indeed.
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.
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