The Ocean Beach Historical Society Statement:
OBHS preserves Ocean Beach’s history through the Sea Scrolls, archives, programs and public events. The OBHS Archive volunteers research, collect, preserve, and make available to the public information, artifacts, art and memorabilia related to the history of Ocean Beach. We have many FREE programs, but we encourage people to become members. The OCEAN BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization DONATIONS MAY BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Join the fun and learn about Ocean Beach’s history! firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean Beach Historical Society
GENERAL PROGRAMS ZOOM (Presentions During COVID):The programs were on the 3rd Thursday of the each Month at 7pm. Other than Special Events, and there is no program in December.
Pre-COVID: Programs generally take place at Water’s Edge Faith Community (formally Point Loma United Methodist Church) at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Ocean Beach Historical Society programs are FREE, but a $5 dollar donation is suggested and appreciated. Any donations and memberships are very welcome! Most OBHS programs include feature guests, PowerPoint, video or photos. Guest signed books. We had snacks after the program
2021 Ocean Beach Historical Society Board Members
Eric DuVall (President), Pat James (V.P.), Kitty McDaniel (Secretary), Ray Blavatt (IT), Stephanie Greenwald (Memberships), Kathy Blavatt (Creative Director), Susan James (Treasurer), Jane Gawronski (Correspondence Secretary), Bill Riley,Justin Reed (Photographer), Dedi Ridenour, Jonnie Wilson (Program Coordinator), Debbie Green, Terry Beddoes, Tom Gawronski.
Barbara Busch (Archivist)
2019 OBHS Board Members with Photo
Front Row: Kitty McDaniel (Secretary), Steve Rowell (former Brd. Mem.), Dedi Ridenour, Jonnie Wilson (Program Coordinator), Ray Blavatt (IT), Barbara Busch (Archivist), Stephanie Greenwald (Memberships), Staircase: Kathy Blavatt (Creative Director), Pat James (V.P.), Susan James (Treasurer), Bill Riley, Eric DuVall (President), Debbie Green, Terry Beddoes, Tom Gawronski, and Jane Gawronski (Correspondence Secretary).
OBHS SPECIAL EVENTS Include:
March- The Wisteria Garden Fundraiser (every other year, but canceled due to COVID)
December (First Saturday)-The O.B. Christmas Parade – Starts at 5:05 on Newport Ave. and Sunset Cliffs) (Canceled due to COVID)
We have special O.B. events at: The O.B. Street Fair, Ocean Beach Crafts Fair at the Beach, and some other community events. Items we sell include: Books, DVDs, T Shirts, Cards, Postcards, Photos and other historical gift items.