Balboa Island Museum Archive Committee, Newport Beach, CA



Balboa Island, California--Thanks to a new committee of volunteers at the Balboa Island Historical Museum, the region is on its way to expertly preserving photos, newspaper articles, and important artifacts of the manmade island's history, one document at a time. The museum overlooking the Newport harbor recently funded archival materials and has begun the process of cataloguing and protecting its growing collection that provides a glimpse into the island's history.


The Archival Committee meets every other week to organize and place documents and photos into archival envelopes as the collection continues to grow through donations from residents, former residents, visitors, and estates that bequest their historically significant materials to the nonprofit group for posterity.


Established approximately 10 years ago, the Balboa Island Museum is volunteer based and includes the talents of former library archivists such as Alice Dear, who not only worked as a school teacher and librarian in Newport Beach, but also has assisted in the library collections and nearby Sherman Library and Gardens.


The upstairs museum is open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is located at 502A South Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA. Call: (949) 675-3592.  Great souvenir t-shirts are sold, pick up a Balboa Island Walking Tour map of historic homes and check out the museum's great look back in time.


Location:  502 S. Bayfront, Suite A (upstairs), Balboa Island, CA 92662

Open Wed & Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Please call to confirm the hours: (949) 675-3952

Or to make an appointment: (949) 723-4226






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