Marina del Rey History Exhibit | Ongoing

An ongoing exhibit of Marina del Rey history, including more than 100 years of historical photos, DVD presentation, books, memorabilia, gifts, is on display at Marina del Rey Historical Society’s History Gallery, located in Fisherman’s Village, just steps from...

Academic intern and researcher Anna Parmalee

Marina del Rey Historical Society welcomes academic intern and researcher Anna Parmelee. Anna has been attending John Hopkins University in Maryland, completing her Master of Arts degree in Curatorial and Museum Studies with specific core focus of studies and research...

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...

Speaker Series | February 6, 2020

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 7 PM Marina del Rey Historical Society Speaker Series presents “A History: Marina del Rey, Venice, The Argonaut, and Beyond Baroque,” with George Drury Smith. Founder of Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, founding publisher of...

LA’s MarinaFest Boat Show | June 20-21, 2020

June 20-21, 2020 The annual LA’s MarinaFest Boat Show 2020 will be on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. MarinaFest includes an in-water boat show, harbor tours, food, music, booths, and tall ships. The event takes place at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao...

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...

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...

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...

Maureen Hunt

The Marina del Rey Historical Society welcomes its new Board member. Maureen was born and raised locally in Santa Monica. She moved to the Marina del Rey area in the late 1970’s, where she owned a moving and storage business for 25 years. She recently retired,...