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 [...]
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Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed. He was a poor mountaineer who barely kept his family fed, but actor Buddy Ebsen's hillbilly character, which he portrayed on TV from 1962 to 1971, belied the actor's life in Newport Beach...
Celebrate with the Balboa Island Museum in the Iconic Home of Buddy Ebsen. Saturday, November 21, 2015 4:00-8:00 P.M. Dinner and Dancing with the Retros. To purchase tickets: 310.717.2325 or Events@BalboaIslandMuseum.org.
An evening at the Museum with long-time residents Conrad Baumgartner (Collector of vintage postcards) and Jeff Delaney (Author of Newport Beach - Postcard History Series). Friday, September 18th - 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Wine & Cheese. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 717-2325
Homeowners opened their doors to the public when the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society Home Tour showcased eight homes Saturday. The homes were built between 1913 and 1953. Some have been completely gutted and remodeled, while others remain in their original form.
Walking around Balboa Island feels like a tour of the good life, American preppy style. In true American fashion, parking is not pleasant, not surprising on a tiny island packed with tourists and satellite citizens. But once my friend and I get out of the car, we are utterly charmed by the seaside scene we see.