The Marina del Rey Historical Society has scheduled a “premiere exhibit/reception” Saturday, June 14th, to introduce the group to residents, businesses, organizations and community leaders in the local area.

The reception is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Massimo’s Bakery, 13218 W. Washington Blvd., Del Rey.

The historical society will display a collection of photographs, documents and publications from the beginnings of Marina del Rey, as well as the surrounding coastal areas including Venice, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, Mines Field — the current site of Los Angeles International Airport — and the Howard Hughes Airport — now Playa Vista.

As historical material is collected into exhibits and retrievable electronic outreach, Marina del Rey Historical Society members say they hope to “keep the past alive for community pride” as well as create the database for a continuing historical record of Marina del Rey and the surrounding area.

Since the historical society’s collection is electronically filed, personal contributions, such as printed material and documents, can be scanned to files and the originals will be returned to the donor. Credit for the contributions will be listed and included in the captions.

Information, historical society president Greg Wenger at (310) 578-1001, or treasurer Willie Hjorth at (310) 822-9344.

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