The Marina del Rey Historical Society Gallery at Fisherman’s Village celebrates its grand opening today.

Founded in 2007, the nonprofit group recently relocated from the loft of co-founder Willie Hjorth’s Mare Co. Sails on Del Rey Avenue to a small storefront in the C Building of Fisherman’s Village, 13737 Fiji Way.

The gallery displays an extensive collection of photos chronicling the history of Marina del Rey before, during and after the dredging of the man-made harbor in the early 1960s. The organization is seeking volunteers to help digitize its archives.

There will be a ribbon-cutting event with food and live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, followed by a non-alcoholic “happy hour” celebration with live music and hors d’oeuvres from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Parking at Fisherman’s Village is free for two hours with validation. For more information, call (310) 701-1073 or visit

 — Joe Piasecki