Oral History

The Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society is dedicated to capturing the stories of its founders and current leaders. We have collaborated with local filmographers to preserve these memories.


Legacy Project Video’s


Please contact the current project coordinator, at director@balboaislandmuseum.org, if you’d like to
participate in this ongoing project. The following videos are media links to the interviews.

We hope you enjoy these edited highlight reels from the footage. These are key themes identified within the larger collection of interviews.


The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.


Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday – Sunday 10am to 6pm

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Kids Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.