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We wanted you to be among the first to be aware that the Historical Society has just released its second book on Costa Mesa History, covering the years 1940-2003.  The book tells the story of Costa Mesa’s growth from infancy to its coming of age.
 
The book is available at the Costa Mesa Historical Society, 1870 Anaheim Ave, 949-631-5918, cmhistory@sbcglobal.net
  
From the back Cover: Perhaps no one could have foreseen the amazing transformation of Costa Mesa from a sleepy rancho to today’s bustling “City of the Arts.”  Along with other Orange County cities, Costa Mesa experienced explosive growth, redevelopment, county bankruptcy, traffic, and environmental issues.  While navigating these events, Costa Mesa emerged with its own brand of Southern California cityhood

Richard Bagley is a life member of the historical society and has been receiving medical treatment as a result of the removal of a tumor, kidney and part of the small intestine -
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Come enjoy the Denwar Exhibit and also check out our gift shop for Denwar and other Costa Mesa related items!

Give the gift of history and help support the CMHS at the same time!

Lots of books and memorabilia to select from including commemorative plates, paperweights and SAAAB items, note paper, postcards and out of print items.

And we have many historic photos to choose from for your home, office or gift!

 

 

"Costa Mesa My Sweet Home" video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwNEsM94FU&feature=youtu.be

 

Order form for the book Early Costa Mesa: more info


The Costa Mesa Historical Society welcomes you to its online home.  The Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit group whose mission is to collect, preserve and promote the history of the Costa Mesa area.

We encourage anyone interested in Costa Mesa history to explore our website.  Also, we extend an open invitation to interested individuals, families, students, professionals, businesses and organizations to become members of the Society.

This website contains but a tiny sampling of the many resources available to you.  Please contact us should you need more information.

 

 

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