The Marina del Rey Historical Society showed the public a selection of photographs, documents and publications from its collection on Saturday, June 14th at Massimo’s Delectables on Washington Boulevard in Del Rey. The collection also contains many historical photos of 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.