Sun. March 19th – Wisteria Garden Party

Join us SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1:00 – 3:30 PM at 4761 Niagara Ave., O.B. 92107
Come celebrate Spring at the Ocean Beach Historical Society Wisteria Garden Party as we thank our members and also pay tribute to Carol Hart Bowers, Co-founder of the OBHS.
Spend the afternoon in the garden of a historic O.B. Wisteria Cottage under the largest wisteria canopy in O.B. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres & desserts while listening to live music including songs from the 1920s by local Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters band (includes dance area). Enjoy a beautiful afternoon of O.B. history, culture and fun. Dress: Historic, garden party, purple attire, or O.B. casual. Hope to see you under the Wisteria Vines!
Minimum Suggested Donation: Members $10, or $20 (Admission plus Membership) Includes an opportunity drawing ticket.

The Great War… A Great Conference!

Pat-J--Barb-2017-Con-award On March 3 and 4, 2017  The Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties Presented: San Diego & the Great War 1914-1919,  52nd Annual History 2-day Conference 2017—Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the United States Entry into World War 1. The start of our modern world can be traced to the outcomes from World War I. Discover what role our region played in ending the conflict. “Cease fire” was in 1918. Local impacts lasted to 1919, and beyond. Conference Co-sponsor: The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. The conference was fantastic in this wonderful venue. Ocean Beach Historical Society’s former 14 year President Pat James, and Archivist and  Congress of History board member Barbara bush won awards at the conference for their historic work thru the years.