2022 Fish Fry and Carnival

The 75th Annual Fish Fry is back at its original location in Lions Park! The Fish Fry will take place June 3 – 5. Admission is free. Fish dinners are $15, and tickets for carnival rides are currently on sale for a discounted price. Get your ride tickets here.

The Costa Mesa Historical Society will have a booth for all three days and we’ll be selling books, postcards, and other goods! We also have something fun planned for the young-ins, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

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Fairview Register March/April 2022

Our March/April 2022 newsletter is now online! This edition includes a message from President Barbara Steck introducing our new Board of Directors. Also included, “Fairview Declines,” a continuation of “A Town Called Fairview” from our last newsletter, and remembering Dave Gardner, Gladys Refakes, and Ursula Hartunian.

Fairview Register March/April 2022

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As some of you may have already noticed, we’re updating our online gift shop! There are still many more items to be uploaded, so be sure to keep checking back in here.

If you don’t see something on the online shop that you’re sure we sell, please give us a call! It’s likely that it’s still in the queue to be uploaded.

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Community Bike Ride to Celebrate Women’s History Month

This Sunday March 27, Council Member Arlis Reynolds will be hosting a community bike ride to celebrate Women’s History Month. The 8-mile ride will highlight women-owned businesses throughout the city, and will start and finish at the Costa Mesa Historical Society!

For more information, please contact arlis.reynolds@costamesaca.gov

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Historic Eastside Costa Mesa Home Tour

Last month, with the help of Renee Pina, we premiered our calendar highlighting historic homes in Eastside Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa Television had the opportunity to tour ones of these beautiful houses. Join them as they walk through 280 Magnolia, November’s featured home, and learn about the unique history of this interesting property!

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New YouTube Series Highlights Costa Mesa History

The city of Costa Mesa’s YouTube page has released a new web series “Costa Mesa Flashback” that highlights certain elements of our town’s history. Published on Fridays in honor of #FlashbackFriday, the series so far has covered the history of Costa Mesa’s schools, how Costa Mesa got its name, and the origins of Goat Hill and Mackerel Flats.

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SAAAB Cadet September/December 2021

In addition to the Fairview Register, we’ll now be uploading issues of The Cadet online. The Cadet is the newsletter for the historical society’s SAAAB Wing. Topics include “Heroes Hall”, “North American Aviation”, “The Motorcycle Patrol”, and more!

SAAAB Cadet September/December 2021

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