Arts of the Ancient Mariner

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 [...]

June 1st, 2015|News, Events|

Historic Home Tour

Sponsored by the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society, the Home Tour features eight historical houses. It will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 on Balboa Island. During this walking tour, participants will experience the charm and history of some very unique historic homes. Houses participating in the Home Tour...

April 24th, 2015|Events|

2015 Volunteer Social

The Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society held it's Annual Volunteer Social at the home of Shirley Pepys and hosted by Shirley, Museum President Ed Trainor and the BIMHS Board. All that attended were treated to hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and volunteer recognitions. A fun time was had by all.

April 19th, 2015|Events|

Taking a Look at a Charming Past

Newport Beach Magazine: Parting Thoughts, April 2015 - The Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society on Balboa Island opened the doors of its new location at 331 Marine Avenue in December 2011, and thanks in large part to the passion of Vice President and Creative Director Shirley Pepys, it preserves the island's 109-year history...

April 14th, 2015|News|

Historical Home Turns 100

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.

December 8th, 2013|News|

19th Annual Holiday Home Walking Tour

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 ...

December 8th, 2013|Events|

A Salute To Our Firefighters

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.

September 27th, 2013|Events|

2013 Museum Volunteer of the Year

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.

April 14th, 2013|News|