Seal Beach Historical & Cultural Society newsletters

Thanks to Rick Murphy who used to live in Seal Beach and did graphics and T-shirt designs for the car show (1999-2003) and for the old, now defunct Historical & Cultural Society, we have added some old newsletters to our collection.

You can view them here:


April 1999 newsletter

  • April General Meeting recap (Earthquake of 1933)
  • Jewel City Gems (Jewel Cafe silverware)
  • White Elephant Sale
  • Takin’ It to the Streets
  • Orange County History Date
  • Photo Contest

Sept-Oct 1999 newsletter

  • Community Meeting Update (mini-reunion of lifeguards)
  • Red Car Stamp Unveiling Ceremony
  • Articles from the Attic: Good ol’ Days


Jan-Feb 2000 newsletter

  • Photo Contest winners
  • The 1920s roar again
  • April White Elephant Sale
  • It’s Time to Vote Again
  • Get Ready to Roll (Jan Gen Meeting featured speaker)
  • We Ned Room to Grow
  • Articles from the Attic: Bay Theater Opens
  • Hennessey’s Redc Car Fundraiser
  • Articles from the Attic: “Movie Day” in SB 1916

March-April 2000 newsletter

  • Articles from the Attic: Silk Stocks Needed by Government
  • LA Basin: The Way We Were
  • Articles from the Attic: Dick dales Makes Bid to Seal Beach
  • Seal Beach Oral History Project
  • Merchandise for Sale (t-shirts, books, placemats, 8X10 matted photos)

May-June 2000

  • The DWP Building
  • Seal Beach Oral History Project
  • On Track (Disney California Adventure Red Car researchers)
  • Docents needed
  • The Little Blue House is Still Standing
  • Articles from the Attic: Red Car Museum Finally on Right Track (LB Independent, 1978)
  • Articles from the Attic: Gambling in Seal Beach

July-August 2000 Newsletter

  • Celebration of Life: Nathan Cohen and Dave Stangeland
  • Articles from the Attic: City Hall and 1939
  • Many Thanks
  • APB: Seal Beach Police Blotters
  • PE Railway Time Tables

Sep-Oct 2000 newsletter

  • Photo contest
  • Seal Beach Movie Night
  • 1991 SB Surfing Pioneer “Blackie August” passes away


Jan-Feb 2001 newsletter

  • 2000 photo contest
  • Happy Birthday, SBH&CS
  • The Next 100 years
  • White Elephant Sale
  • A Tree Grows in Seal Beach (update on presentation by Jim Caviola)

March-April 2001 newsletter

  • Legends of Seal Beach Surfing
  • Postcards from the edge
  • Seal Beach Then and Now
  • Seal Beach’s first Surfer Girl (excerpts from Joan Stegman oral history)
  • Any Publicity is Good Publicity

If you have issues of old newsletters from the old Historical Society and are willing to let us copy them, please contact us.

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