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Old West Wow!

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is pleased to announce that author Craig MacDonald  will be our speaker on Sunday September 17, 2017 . with a presentation on his newest book, Old West Wow!.  

Craig MacDonald's new book called, "Old West Wow!" (Amazing History Uncovered Over 50 Years of Research) includes unknown stories about Jesse James in California, how mines got investors through Fake News, a miner who had 33 Native American wives to help him get safe passage through Indian Territories throughout the west, how Native Americans were successful miners, how lumberjacks had their own death-defying X-Games, how Wyatt Earp made his last arrest in California and so much more. It's a talk that will astonish.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig MacDonald, a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, is the author of 20 books on the West. The historian speaks at national conferences and universities. His relatives came to California in the Gold Rush. To learn more about Craig and his books, go to www.goldrushglimpses.com

So come bring a friend and join us on a rolicking journey through the old west! 

Seating is limited, for RESERVATIONS call (949) 631-5918.    Doors open at 2:00, program at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. We are located at 1870 Anaheim Ave. northwest corner of the Lions Park complex. Visit www.costamesahistory.org   or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society for more information. 

Note: Due to construction, entry to parking lot must be made off Anaheim Ave.  

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We wanted you to be among the first to be aware that the Historical Society has released its second book on Costa Mesa History, covering the years 1940-2003.  The book tells the story of Costa Mesa’s growth from infancy to its coming of age.
 
The book is available at the Costa Mesa Historical Society, 1870 Anaheim Ave, 949-631-5918, cmhistory@sbcglobal.net
  
From the back Cover: Perhaps no one could have foreseen the amazing transformation of Costa Mesa from a sleepy rancho to today’s bustling “City of the Arts.”  Along with other Orange County cities, Costa Mesa experienced explosive growth, redevelopment, county bankruptcy, traffic, and environmental issues.  While navigating these events, Costa Mesa emerged with its own brand of Southern California cityhood

 

Give the gift of history and help support the CMHS at the same time!

Lots of books and memorabilia to select from including commemorative plates, paperweights and SAAAB items, note paper, postcards and out of print items.

And we have many historic photos to choose from for your home, office or gift! 

 

"Costa Mesa My Sweet Home" video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwNEsM94FU&feature=youtu.be

 

Also still available is our first book Early Costa Mesa: more info


The Costa Mesa Historical Society welcomes you to its online home.  The Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit group whose mission is to collect, preserve and promote the history of the Costa Mesa area.

We encourage anyone interested in Costa Mesa history to explore our website.  Also, we extend an open invitation to interested individuals, families, students, professionals, businesses and organizations to become members of the Society.

This website contains but a tiny sampling of the many resources available to you.  Please contact us should you need more information.

 

 

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