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Society News - 2013

Photo: this marker commemorating the Santa Ana Army Air Base was recently installed at the Orange County  Fairgrounds by the Costa Mesa Historical Society, Orange County Fair & Exposition Center and the Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee. it can be seen during the OC Fair and thereafter. l-r: CMHS President Bob Palazzola, OCFEC Director of Planning Presantation Jason Jacobsen and CMHPC Member Gary Parkin.

his marker commemorating the Santa Ana Army Air Base was recently installed at the Orange County Fairgrounds by the Costa Mesa Historical Society, Orange County Fair & Event Center and the Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee. it can be seen during the OC Fair and thereafter. l-r: CMHS President Bob Palazzola, OCFEC Director of Planning & Presentation Jason Jacobsen and CMHPC Member Gary Parkin.

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after Art's presentation, he and Mary Ellen Goddard were presented the mayor's award for their decades of service in helping to preserve the city's history with the costa mesa historical society. pictiured with them is Mayor Jim Righeimer. (photo courtesty of Bruce Radomski, officital city photographer/costa mesa police dept)

Photo: after his presentation, Art and Mary Ellen Goddard were presented the mayor's award for their decades of service in helping to preserve the city's history with the costa mesa historical society. pictiured with them is Mayor Jim Righeimer. (photo courtesty of Bruce Radomski, officital city photographer/costa mesa police dept)

our own Art Goddard addresses the city council at its apirl 16 meeting presenting a short history of costa mesa. he posed this thought provoking question: will he and his wife, Mary Ellen, live to see the costa mesa freeway finished?

that's a pic hs is showing of the old scarecrow contest which is to be revived, oct 12, as part of the city's 60th anniversary celebration.

Photo: our own Art Goddard addresses the city council at its apirl 16 meeting presenting a short history of costa mesa. he posed this thought provoking question: will he and his wife, Mary Ellen, live to see the costa mesa freeway finished?

our speaker on april 14, Brian Lochrie, discusses the orange county stormwater program and how we individually can cut down on pollution. Stacy Taylor, lower left,of the mesa water district assists with the powerpoint.

Photo: our speaker on april 14, Brian Lochrie, discusses the orange county stormwater program and how we individually can cut down on pollution. Stacy Taylor, lower left,of the mesa water district assists with the powerpoint.

the costa mesa historical society thanks orange coast college for remembering the santa ana army air base and honoring its cadets

http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-0412-santa-ana-army-air-base-reunion-20130412,0,5786586.story

speaker Richard Parks talks about hot rods and preserving our history at the march 17 program. here is a link to his essay on his visit to the Society as well as the importance of preserving our history:

http://www.hotrodhotline.com/costa-mesa-historical-society-march-17-2013

Photo: speaker Richard Parks talks about hot rods and preserving our history at the march 17 program.

we had a full house to see our author/speaker Marcia Harris portray Fanny Bixby Spencer, an early Costa Mesan of great note 2-17-13

https://historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/Fanny-Bixby-Spencer/9781609498757                                                                          

Photo: we had a full house to see our author/speaker Marcia Harris portray Fanny Bixby Spencer, an early Costa Mesan of great note

Michael McEnteggart describes his experiences on the USS Iowa, first as an active duty sailor and now as a volunteer, at our installation dinner friday night at Orange Coast College. His enthusiasm was palpable! 1-18-13

http://www.pacificbattleship.com/

Photo: Michael McEnteggart describes his experiences on the USS Iowa, first as an active duty sailor and now as a volunteer, at our installation dinner friday night at Orange Coast College. His enthusiasm was palpable!

CMHS collaborated with Huell Howser on his Calif. Gold video #10007 in 2008.           Huell passed away in the early hours of Jan. 7, 2013 after a two year bout with cancer.       He was a gentleman and booster for California's history and its people.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-huell-howser-20130108,0,1021100.story

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/entertainment/the-scene/Howser-Didnt-Want-Memorial-Died-of-Cancer-186069421.html

Society News - 2012

new sign installed at fairview park/ocme train ride 12-15-12 by costa mesa historical preservation committee. Dave Gardner by sign, a long time member of the committee, and long time board member/past president of the Historical Society, conceived it and his wife, Peggy, drew the illustration. the sign recognizes the indigenous peoples of the orange county and narative is on reverse of the sign.

 

Photo: new sign installed at fairview park/ocme train ride 12-15-12 by costa mesa historical preservation committee. Dave Gardner by sign is a long time member of the committee conceived it and his wife, Peggy, drew the depiction. the sign honors the indigenous peoples of the area and narative is on reverse of the sign.

CMHS congratulates Chase, winner of two books, Early Costa Mesa and The SAAAB Story, donated by CMHS to the Costa Mesa Employee Appreciation Night raffle, held at Snoopy House in front of city hall 12-13-12

Photo: CMHS congratulates Chase, winner of two books, Early Costa Mesa and The SAAAB Story, donated by CMHS to the Costa Mesa Employee Appreciation Night raffle, held at Snoopy House in front of city hall.

See Mike Reicher's story in the Orange County Register: http://www.ocregister.com/news/goddard-378028-building-city.html

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Our installation dinner was held at the Captain's Table at Orange Coast College on February 20. To see part of the "swearing in" ceremony with Mary Hornbuckle officiating go here:>press<

(you may need to download Apple Quicktime to play; also it may take a while to open the first time)

 

Society News - 2011

 

The Costa Mesa Historical Society has been busy this year, providing our usual tours of the historical society building, and helping researchers find information on buildings, people, activities, events the who, what and why questions that concern everyone.  Our facility has been improved, both inside and out.  We are working on new exhibits to open in June this year. 

The Diego Sepulveda Adobe, which has been closed for several months for repairs, is set to open on March 5, 2011 at 10:00am.  There will be a program, and you are invited.  The building will again be open for tours on a regular basis the first and third Saturdays of the month from 12-4. 

  As always, we are looking for more volunteers to help with specific projects both at the historical society building and the adobe.  If you are interested, call (949) 631-5918, or e-mail to cmhistory@sbcglobal.net

 

Society News - 2010 

 

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is closed for renovation until June 10 when we will resume our Thursday and Friday schedule of being open 10-3.  We will, however, monitor the telephone and e-mail during that time so you may leave a message.

 

Society News - 2009

 

Estancia Adobe Refurbishment is Complete, See Schedule

Historical Society Introduces New Book: Early Costa Mesa

Notice: Estancia Adobe Closed Feb-Mar for Refurbishment

Girl Scout Troop #1072 Tours Society Museum

Audio/Video Workstation in Operation

 

Society News - 2008 & Prior

 

Costa Mesa Featured on Huell Howser's California Gold

Santa Ana Army Air Base featured in Coast Magazine

Volunteers and City Staff Save Historic Collection

 

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