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Listen to stories about a man named Buddy

2017-01-13T14:32:35-07:00December 4th, 2015|News|

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...

Postcards from Paradise

2019-01-16T08:44:20-07:00August 14th, 2015|Past Events|

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 or (310) 717-2325

Daily Pilot Historic Home Tour Article

2019-01-16T08:59:11-07:00June 30th, 2015|News, Past Events|

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.

The Little Island That Could…

2017-01-13T14:32:37-07:00June 10th, 2015|News|

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.

Historic Home Tour

2019-01-16T08:45:09-07:00April 24th, 2015|Past Events|

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...

2015 Volunteer Social

2019-01-16T08:45:18-07:00April 19th, 2015|Past Events|

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.

Taking a Look at a Charming Past

2017-01-13T14:32:39-07:00April 14th, 2015|News|

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...

The Smith Brothers

2017-01-13T14:32:42-07:00September 26th, 2014|Speaker Series|

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.

Preserving the “Local Color”

2017-01-13T14:32:43-07:00June 14th, 2014|Speaker Series|

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.