Chris Epting’s “The Lost Landmarks of Orange County” on July 14th

Dear Costa Mesa community,

Join us for a talk by Chris Epting, author of the new book “The Lost Landmarks of Orange County”.

Please sign-up at the following link: RSVP

Chris is a prolific writer and historian with a passion for preserving the rich heritage of Orange County, California. With a diverse body of work that spans 45 books, Epting is renowned for his in-depth exploration of the region’s history and cultural landmarks.

Specializing in Orange County history, Epting’s latest book delves into the vanished treasures that once defined the landscape of the area. From iconic music venues to beloved theme parks and nostalgic restaurants, Epting’s meticulous research brings to life the stories behind these long-gone landmarks that have played a significant role in shaping Orange County’s vibrant history.

Signed copies of Chris’ book will be available for purchase at this event. You can also purchase his book (rated at 4.5/5 stars) and see further reviews at Amazon.


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2024 Speakers Event!

Join us Sunday May 12th 2pm for Costa Mesa Historical Society’s 2024 Speakers event.

Dick Metz- Growing up in Laguna in the 30’s, the first surfboard Dick owned weighed more than 100 pounds and was made out of solid redwood.

Join us as Dick Metz takes us on his journey around the globe inspiring the movie “The Endless Summer”.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

Important! Admission is FREE! However due to limited seating, RSVP is required. Call to reserve seat 949-631-5918. Please leave name, how many are attending, and phone number.

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3rd Annual Historic Homes Calendar 2024

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 in person at the Historical Society Museum.

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