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Promoting and Preserving Costa Mesa History since 1966

Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution – Installation Dinner 2020

Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution – Installation Dinner 2020

Join us for one of our most popular events of the year: the 2020 installation dinner! This year, guest speaker Letty Rodella, President of the Society of Hispanic, Historical and Ancestral Research, will discuss an under-studied part of our nation’s history, “Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution.”
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Fairview Register November 2019

In the November 2019 Fairview Register, we look at Thanksgivings before the Pilgrims, Costa Mesa's Civil War veterans, Captain Gary Barnhill on the Vietnam War’s “Rolling Thunder”, and more! Fairview...
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Parking Affected by Library Construction

Parking Affected by Library Construction

Access to the Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum may be impacted by construction of the new downtown library. Please use Anaheim Avenue and follow the signs to the library until further notice.
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Shop with us on Amazon

Shop with us on Amazon

Every time you start your order with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate to the Costa Mesa Historical Society.
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New Exhibit Explores Costa Mesa Boatbuilding

New Exhibit Explores Costa Mesa Boatbuilding

Although boatbuilding has played a critical part in Costa Mesa’s economic history, it’s a chapter that’s largely been overlooked. Until now.
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Learn about 5,000 years of history –from the first peoples to the City of the Arts – at our two museums in Costa Mesa.

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Explore our vast collection of photographs, periodicals, maps, and more at the society’s museum and headquarters.

Explore historical resources

Discover the many ways you can do your part to preserve and promote Costa Mesa history.

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Learn about a wide variety of historical topics at our free talks throughout the year.

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Purchase books, memorabilia, and more at our online store.

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Did you know that nearly one-fifth of Costa Mesa’s land area was once an important training center for our nation’s effort during World War II?

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