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Quasquicentennial of Orange County

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 Costa Mesa Historical Society
Annual Installation Dinner

6:00 pm—Friday, January 16, 2015
Captain’s Table, Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Join us for the Costa Mesa Historical Society’s Annual Installation Dinner of Officers and Board Members to be held Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Captain’s Table, Orange Coast College.  This year’s featured speaker will be historian and author Phil Brigandi. Phil has been, in his own words, “a historical society volunteer, a museum curator, an archivist, a teacher, a public speaker, a historical consultant, a newspaper columnist, and an author. But I always like to say I'm just a local historian.” Learn more about Phil at

Join us for an entertaining and educational evening!         

Reservations AND Payment must be received by 

January 6, 2015.

No tickets will be sold at the door.  Thank you.
>Click here for reservation form!<


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


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.