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The Historical Society
For over fifty years the Huntington Beach Historical Society has worked to protect our history, and to promote and facilitate historical education and awareness. The Historical Society hosts numerous historical events throughout the year, maintains and operates the Newland House Museum, and serves as a community resource for historical research and education. The Society meets annually in December with special meetings and Public Board Meetings held throughout the year. 

Board of Directors

President  - Kelly Rivers

Vice President - Darrell Rivers

2nd Vice President - Patrick Kreeger

Recording Secretary - Thea Rivers

Treasurer - Cindy Carr

Corresponding Secretary - Jenny Sherwin


To join the Society please email

or fill in our Membership Form. 

The HB Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization


The Order of the Newland Rose

The Order of the Newland Rose was created in memory of Mary Juanita Newland to honor those citizens or organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving our history in Huntington Beach. It is our society's highest distinction and a true mark of distinguished service to our community. 

Recent Recipients 

Chris Cole - 2018

Jason Wilson - 2017

S. Ben Rivers  - 2017

Barbara Haynes  - 2016

Matt Liffreing  - 2016

Craig MacDonald -2015

 Janeen Laudenback - 2014

Chris MacDonald - 2014

Mary Adams Urashima - 2013

Eric Edborg - 2012

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