Preserving the History of

Newport Beach California

OUR MUSEUM IS OPEN!

Located at the Balboa branch of the Newport Beach Public Library and guided tours are available upon request. For a guided tour please email us at info@newportbeachhistorical.org
Please stop by and see us!

DONATION HIGHLIGHT:

Here is a photo showing one of the local ferries leaving Balboa Island towards the fun zone. You will notice the lack of a pilot house, as well as one of the Early rescue vessels from the Newport Beach Lifeguards.
Photo is from circa 1963
Donated By: Anonymous

 

OUR MISSION

The Newport Beach Historical Society connects people  –  past, present and future  –  by collecting, inspiring, educating, preserving and protecting the unique and vibrant history of the City of Newport Beach, including Balboa, Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, its islands and offshore, the Back Bay, Newport Coast and Newport Mesa.
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GALLERIES

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JOIN US IN PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF NEWPORT BEACH

Become a Member

By joining the Newport Beach Historical Society, you will be contributing to many projects that are in place to preserve, promote, and celebrate Newport Beach’s history for future generations. We will send you a yearly membership card.

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Become a Donor

Becoming a donor will aid us in preserving the heritage of Newport Beach and help the Newport Beach Historical Society achieve its mission to find a permanent site for our purposes and keep it doing the good work of preserving the history of our city. Your support is vitally important to preserving our past and securing our future.

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Share Your Story and Images

Newport Beach has such a rich and colorful history and so many interesting people who were part of it. Tell us yours or your parent’s or grandparent’s – about anything from the biggest waves surfed to the biggest fish caught. Tell us about your years at Newport Harbor High school or CDM or submit your photos. Tell us about your times on Balboa Island during Bal Week or your best memories dancing at the Rendezvous Ballroom. Or waterskiing in the Back Bay. Help us to remember the Newport Beach of your childhood and tell us what makes Newport Beach special to you!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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