Christine Rohde

CHRISTINE ‘CRIS’ ROHDE    passed away on September 7, losing her battle with cancer. A longtime Marina del Rey resident and community leader, Ms. Rohde served on the board of directors for Marina del Rey’s Holiday Boat Parade, Marina del Rey Historical Society, Santa...

WHY PRESERVE MARINA DEL REY HISTORY

Marina del Rey is unlike any other harbor on America’s West Coast. Among the world’s largest manmade small craft harbors, its scale is massive, 4,600 boats divided among 22 anchorages, on 400 acres of water surrounded by another 400 acres of land parcels.  The...

Marina del Rey Historical Society is on a Mission

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...

2016 Recap

RECAP OF 2016 By Willie Hjorth Marina del Rey Historical Society New directors joining the Society have initiated work-in- progress projects to revamp and upgrade our website and social media presence. As we all know, technology innovation is speeding at ever faster...

To Greg Wenger: A Debt of Gratitude

by MdRHS President Willie Hjorth The ninth anniversary of Marina del Rey Historical Society’s official federal non-profit status was September 10, 2016. Sadly, longtime renowned photographer Greg Wenger, co-founder of the Society, passed away in early October....