CMHS 1st Annual Spring Luncheon

It’s time for us to meet our new members and socialize with friends! This event is a casual gathering. We wish to highlight what we have accomplished in the recent past. We will be featuring our goals for the future of the Society and Museum and ways for you to participate. You are encouraged to bring a friend.

We have door prizes!

Please use this link to RSVP and make your sandwich choices. Your $15 donation for lunch includes a sandwich from Lil’Pickle, salad, chips, dessert and beverages

Sandwich choices:
All sandwiches include Lettuce and Tomato
#1 Lil’ Pickle Sub with Ham, Salami, Capicolla, Cheese
#3 Italian Sub with Salami Cotta, Avocado Spread,Mortadella Cheese
#4 Natural Sub with Turkey, Avocado Spread and Cheese on Natural Wheat Bread
#7 Famous Sub with Genoa Dry Salami, Roast Beef, Cheese, Avocado Spread

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Programs and/or Events Subject to Change

March 18 Program #2 in Speaker Series – Orange Coast College 75-year Legacy (See details in January/February 2023 Newsletter)

April 15 First Annual Spring Social

May 20 Program #3 in Speaker Series – “History of Animation” Craig Kausen of Chuck Jones Gallery

June 2-4 Exhibit Booth at Fish Fry

July 15 Program #4 in Speaker Series – Jenette Martinez, CMPD Crime Prevention Specialist

August 19 Adobe’s 200th Birthday Celebration

September 16 Program #5 – Coffee Tasting with Local Vendor – pending

October 21 Fundraising event -TBA

December 7-9 Holiday Craft/Gift Sale

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January Event: The LAB and Other Unique Places created by Linda Sadeghi

The LAB stands for “Little American Business” and that’s exactly who Linda Sadeghi strives to support. The LAB began its journey to combat retail monotony in 1993 when it was recycled from a night-vision goggle factory located in Costa Mesa by The LAB Team, with Linda Sadeghi as the current steward.

As owner/operator/designer, Linda is celebrating The LAB’s 30 years as a successful retail, restaurant, art, and entertainment venue for the “young at heart”. At the core of her efforts is her mission to renovate historic buildings and repurpose them.

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is pleased to have her as guest speaker at our January 14th event. It will take place in the Adams Room at the Donald Dungan Library.
The event begins at 2 pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free but R.S.V.P. is required. Please call (949) 631-5918 by January 10th.

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New Historic Homes Calendar

Renee Pina has produced another Historic Homes calendar, this time featuring some of the city’s most historic properties. In fact, most of the properties are eligible for the city’s historic register. Each month features an image of the property as well as a little history from its owners, making it a community-driven project. Help us to raise awareness about the value of these homes to Costa Mesa and that they are vital to protecting the charm and nostalgia of our neighborhoods!

Now available for sale here in our online shop, as well as in person at the Historical Society Museum.

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U.S. Naval Academy Graduate Andrea Marr to Speak at our November 20th Event

After completing qualifications as a nuclear engineer, Andrea served aboard the U.S. Nimitz and led a division of 20 nuclear-trained machinist mates for two years. Join us to hear about her fascinating naval career and how her professional life has benefitted from Admiral Hyman Rickover’s (considered the Father of the Nuclear Navy) unique approach to leadership.

Reception is at 2:00 pm at the museum building, 1870 Anaheim Avenue, Costa Mesa. The program begins at 2:30 pm. Andrea will share her exciting and career-making journey. Space is limited so please RSVP by November 11th to

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Fairview Register September/October 2022

Our September/October 2022 newsletter is now online! This edition includes “Unsung Veterans” by Mari Page, “Changing times – City Directories and Telephone Books” by museum director Mary Ellen Goddard, and information about our upcoming November program.

Fairview Register September/October 2022

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