Marina del Rey History Exhibit

Marina del Rey Historical Society’s History Gallery, located in Fisherman’s Village just steps from the Marina Lighthouse, presents on ongoing exhibit of Marina del Rey history, including more than 100 years of historical photos, DVD presentation, books,...

Volumes of Early MDR News Clippings Emerge

An extraordinarily comprehensive history of Marina del Rey Harbor’s early years, as told by the collected newspaper clippings of that era, has been made available to Marina del Rey Historical Society (MDRHS). The eight-volume large format scrapbook collection includes...

MdRHS Will Celebrate Our Tenth Year!

September 2017 SAVE THE DATE! On September 10, 2017, Marina del Rey Historical Society will celebrate its 10th year. As we grow our own history, the Society will be celebrating our first decade as caretakers of the history of Marina del Rey. Save the date, event...

Old Fashioned Day In the Park

July 23, 2017 Marina del Rey’s annual classic vintage yacht and car show, “Old Fashioned Day in the Park”, will take place on Sunday, July 23, at Burton Chace Park. Marina del Rey Historical Society’s “roving booth history exhibit” will be on...

Hughes After Howard

A history of Hughes Aircraft Company was presented by past president D. Kenneth Richardson, at the Playa Vista Library, this past April 15. Richardson is author of the book “Hughes After Howard” . Marina del Rey Historical Society co-sponsored the event with Hughes...

MarinaFest 2017

The annual festival in Burton Chace Park took place on May 20-21, with a boat show on the guest docks, free historic harbor tours, samba dancers, dozens of area vendors, inflatable kids attractions, and wine & beer garden. Marina del Rey Historical Society...

ARTsea 2017

Combining art, music, dance and food on Marina del Rey “Mother’s” Beach, the inaugural ARTsea event this past June 10th was successful and well attended. Marina del Rey Historical Society participated with a history exhibit and hundreds of...

Ann Sacks

The Marina del Rey Historical Society (MDRHS) extends a warm welcome to its newest director, Anne Sacks. A decades long Venice resident, art major, and lifelong boater, Anne brings to Marina del Rey Historical Society a special dedication to the interests of the...

Marina del Rey’s History

Abbot Kinney would have been impressed! Spanning more than a century, various plans for a commercial port in the Venice-Playa del Rey area led to the creation of a world-class manmade recreational harbor. Marina del Rey’s construction required federal, state and...

MdRHS March 2017

Our Gallery has been renovated and has a beautiful fresh look. Keep in touch, as this is an ongoing renovation and we have future exhibits planned to present more information on the history of Marina del Rey. Our directors and helpers worked hard to provide a fresh...