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2016 Parade

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.

June 7th, 2016|News, Events|

Speaker Event 5/20/16

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?

May 11th, 2016|News, Events, Speaker Series|

Volunteer Party

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.

April 21st, 2016|News|

Presidential Yacht Potomac

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 [...]

February 24th, 2016|News|

Listen to stories about a man named Buddy

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...

December 4th, 2015|News|

Balboa Island Hillbillies Event

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.

October 27th, 2015|Events|

Postcards from Paradise

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 events@balboaislandmuseum.org or (310) 717-2325

August 14th, 2015|Events|

Daily Pilot Historic Home Tour Article

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.

June 30th, 2015|News, Events|

The Little Island That Could…

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.

June 10th, 2015|News|