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"Faith and Hope: Our American Land"

The Costa Mesa Historical Society
Annual Installation Dinner

Welcomes Special Guest Speaker

Orange County Register Columnist David Whiting

6:00 pm-Friday, January 26, 2018 -Dinner 6:30 pm
At the Newport Rib Company, 2196 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa


Join us for the Costa Mesa Historical Society’s Annual Installation Dinner of Officers and Board Members to be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Newport Rib Company.  This year’s special guest speaker will be David Whiting. Born and partly raised in Hong Kong, David Whiting is the award-winning Metro columnist at The Orange County Register where he appears three days a week. Previously, he was an assistant managing editor. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his master’s at Columbia University. He is a two-time Ironman, a two-time Boston marathon, has climbed the highest mountains in Africa and North and South America and in 2017 mountain biked the wilds of Botswana. 

"Faith and Hope: Our American Land" 

Sometimes we forget our nation truly is made up of people in small and large towns who care deeply about values, about helping our men and women in uniform, about sharing -- even when they themselves have little. In this presentation, we will travel across this great country and visit the towns where volunteering still matters, we will meet people who make a difference and we will do it on motorcycles with thousands of veterans as they make their way to the war memorials in Washington, D.C.

Reservations/payments must be received by January 19, no payments/walk-in's at the door, thank you

Seating is limited, for RESERVATIONS see flier or call (949) 631-5918 for more info.    Doors open at 6:00, dinner at 6:30, program following. Visit   or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society for more information. 



Important information on how to access our parking lot when visting:

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,
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


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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