A Talk with Craig Kausen

Join us at Donald Dugan Library on Saturday May 20th at 2pm for a discussion with Craig Kausen about the History of Animation. His grandfather, Chuck Jones, worked at Warner Brothers in the days of Looney Tunes and created the iconic characters that are still popular today.

Admission is free but reservations are required. Please call the Costa Mesa Historical Society at 949-631-5918 or by email to cmhistory@sbcglobal.net by May 15th!

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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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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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