ABOUT MARINA DEL REY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Marina del Rey Historical Society (MdRHS) has been the community’s leading curator of Marina del Rey-related historical photos, slides, documents, newspaper and magazine articles, memorabilia and recorded oral histories. Since its inception in 2007,  MdRHS has...

Why Preserve the History of Marina del Rey?

Despite failed attempts spanning decades, the vision of a developed harbor at Playa del Rey inlet persisted over many decades.  What finally emerged in the early 1960‘s was worth the wait. With a staggering eight miles of crafted waterfront encompassing 400 acres of...

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...

Local Entrepreneur Dies at 48

LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR DIES AT 48 Courtesy of Santa Monica Daily Press by Ross Furukawa |  Local entrepreneur, extreme sportsman and original Dogtown local Mike Vaughan passed away suddenly on June 18th. He was 48 years old. A third generation Santa Monican, Mike attended...

Academic intern and researcher Anna Parmalee

This past Fall 2019, Marina del Rey Historical Society welcomed academic intern and researcher Anna Parmelee. Anna had been attending Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, completing her Master of Arts degree in Curatorial and Museum Studies with specific core focus...