The Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents:
Some of Ocean Beach Historical Society Past Online Programs and Videos:
Mouse Memorial Paddle Out- Filmed by Pat James
Jim Robb, (April 23, 1933 – April 22, 2021) known to one and all as “Mouse,” was a mentor to many, and a friend to many more, during his long career as a waterman in Ocean Beach. A memorial Paddle-Out in his honor was held on July 17, 2021. Pat James of Ocean Beach Historical Society was on hand to film the event.
Ocean Beach Historical Society was excited to welcome back author and historian Nancy Carol Carter to our lecture series, in a program recorded on September 16, 2021. Nancy takes an in depth look at three unique and little-known Kate Sessions gardens in Balboa Park. One of them lost, one rehabilitated, and one waiting to be rediscovered. The music excerpted in this video is the Jimmy Van Heusen tune, Here’s That Rainy Day, as performed by Wes Montgomery and his quartet, live in London on ABC television, May 7, 1965.
Postcards from the Past is a look at the Golden Age of postcards and the niche that this popular medium plays in the historical record. The program was recorded live on August 19, 2021 and features Ocean Beach Historical Society board members, Jonnie Wilson and Eric DuVall. The music excerpted in this video is “Them Things Got Me,” by the great Clarence Williams and his Jazz Kings, on Columbia Records from 1929.
In a lecture presented by La Playa Trail Association, historian Karen Scanlon details the brief but fascinating saga of the US Navy’s gigantic Airships. Recorded February 2, 2021.
Trolley to the Beach is a survey of suburban public transportation in the first half of the 20th Century in San Diego, California, and a multi-media presentation written and produced by Eric DuVall. Originally recorded December, 2020.
Ocean Beach Historical Society presents a talk by author and historian Jonnie Wilson on the life and times of another Ocean Beach girl, Record-Smashing Distance Swimmer, Florence Chadwick. Recorded March 31, 2021.
Women of the Presidio – Stories Seldom Told of Colonial and Indigenous Women on the Frontier, is a presentation delivered via teleconference for an Ocean Beach Historical Society Audience on April 28, 2021. Our presenter is San Diego author and historian Richard Carrico,
Thanks for joining us for Alex Bevil’s talk about pioneering San Diego Historian Winifred Davidson. Recorded May 20, 2021 in a Zoom lecture for Ocean Beach Historical Society. obhistory.org
One Lap around San Diego Bay is a lecture by San Diego author Don Lake, and presented by La Playa Trail Association, in a Zoom setting, June 15, 2021. Don’s book of the same title, as well as his other books may be found on Amazon.
Randy Dible brings you clips of Sunset Cliffs, O.B., P.L., and popular San Diego sites, shot by his grandfather, that includes a wonderful 1920s period music track. The film stars generations of the Thompson/Dible family and their friends at Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Mission Beach, San Diego Bay, Coronado, Balboa Park, Julian, Downtown SD, Catalina, Tijuana, and other locales. It is a fun and captivating film that sends you back into San Diego’s rich history.
The Respect OB Rally took place on April 25, 2020. Featured speakers included Pat James, president of Ocean Beach Historical Society, Mike “Bossman” Hardin, owner of Hodads, Noah Tafolla, producer of the Wonderland video series and Andy Taubaman organizer of the event. The rally opened with actor Antonio “TJ” Johnson reading a poem by Kathy Blavatt.