Marina del Rey Historical Society

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Marina del Rey Historical Society
Founded September 10, 2007

The Marina del Rey Historical Society (MdRHS) was founded to collect and preserve historical documents, artifacts, publications, photographs, data and information relating to the development of Marina del Rey as exhibits and in retrievable electronic databases in order to keep the past alive for community pride and to create a unique resource of cultural and educational materials of historic value.

Currently our collection includes Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, the Howard Hughes Airfield (Playa Vista), Venice, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, LAX (Mines Field) and San Pedro.

Since our collection is electronically filed, personal contributions (photographs, printed material, documents, etc.) can be scanned to our files and the originals returned to the donor. Credit for the contribution will be listed and included in the captions.

Marina del Rey Historical Society
Special fundraising for archival materials


Marina del Rey recently turned 50. That means there are fifty years of history. The MdRHS is the depository for all things Marina del Rey. The Society has complete collections of The Argonaut, The Dinghy, photographs dating back to the 1800’s, and is the recipient of Greg Wenger’s extensive photography collection which encompasses the development, the building, the racing, and the events of MdR throughout those fifty years.

The Society has started a fund raising campaign for equipment and materials to archive and preserve this artifact collection.
If you have lived, sailed, raced, or biked in Marina del Rey… THIS IS YOUR HISTORY TOO! Please consider any donation amount so that the Society can move forward with building a researchable digital collection of our materials while preserving the originals for future generations.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE specifically to the archive fund
The Marina del Rey Historical Society
is a 501(3)(c) California nonprofit organization

The Society is also looking for material donations. Please call for more information.

  • slide scanner
  • photo scanners
  • high end Windows computers
    • newer Intel i7 with Windows 10
    • at least 12GB RAM
    • at least 3TB internal hard drive
  • 5TB and above external hard drives
  • Local Network Storage solution
  • USB cables
  • HDMI cables
  • large high definition computer monitors
  • archive quality slide sleeves
  • archive quality photo sleeves (all sizes)
  • fireproof filing cabinets

to the general fund
The Marina del Rey Historical Society
is a 501(3)(c) California nonprofit organization

We can preserve and share because of your donations.
Please donate today.



Marina del Rey Historical Society
Images of America
Marina del Rey

Presenting from our collection:
a short photographic history of the area and development of Marina del Rey
Click on any image to launch a slide show with more information per image