Catalina Island Museum

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Visit the new Catalina Island Museum located at 217 Metropole Avenue. Explore the island’s rich cultural heritage in its galleries permanently dedicated to its history, including its connection to the Chicago Cubs, World War II, the Great White Steamships, Hollywood celebrities, Catalina Island Pottery and Tile and more. A special exhibitions gallery changes consistently with exhibitions traveling to the island from around the world. The museum is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) Admission is  $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+), $9 for military (active and veterans), $9 for students (must show valid student ID), and children (age 15 and under) are free.
310-510-2414 - 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon

In the News

Oktoberfest at Catalina Island Museum
Thursday, October 05, 2017
No need to travel to Germany, the Catalina Island Museum is offering a bit of Bavarian culture in the heart of Avalon. This family friendly event features an authentic Bavarian polka rock band, singing of the schnitzelbank, bratwurst, and - for the adults - German beer and microbrews.

King Creole September 1 at the Museum featuring a Crawfish Boil
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to experience a taste of the bayou during First Fridays at the Museum on September 1st. Whether you are a crawfish aficionado or you simply want to see Elvis Presley on the big screen, the upcoming First Fridays event is for you!

Solar Eclipse Viewed by Record Crowd at the Catalina Island Museum
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A large crowd gathered outside the Catalina Island Museum to take part in its activities related to the solar eclipse. Many hoped to snag a pair of solar eclipse glasses while others wanted to view the NASA feed of the path of totality in the comfort of the museum’s digital theater.

Historic Catalina Connection to Museum Screening of ‘A League of Their Own’
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
'There’s no crying in baseball!' That famous line is from A League of Their Own released 25 years ago. The film – based on a true story with a connection to Catalina Island – will be featured during Movies at the Museum in the Catalina Island Museum’s outdoor amphitheater on Wednesday, August 9 at dusk.

Endless Summer August 4th First Fridays at the Museum
Friday, August 04, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to search for the perfect wave during First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, August 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

“Wild Things” Theme for Museum Day July 19
Monday, July 17, 2017
Wild things are happening in Avalon! The Catalina Island Museum and the Avalon Library invite you to a Museum Day celebration on Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the Schreiner Family Plaza on the museum’s second level.

Picnic, Pie and Bluegrass for the July 7th First Fridays at the Museum
Monday, July 03, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to Picnic, Pie and Bluegrass! Enjoy a bit of Americana during First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, July 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The evening features live music, a pie baking contest and late night access to the museum’s special exhibition Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum when its outdoor installations are dramatically illuminated.

Catalina Island Museum Premiered Student Silent Film in Outdoor Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum and award-winning composer Michael Mortilla recently provided a rare opportunity for the Avalon High School theater class. In conjunction with this year’s Silent Film Benefit, students Makenna Lee, Curtis Leo and various other students along with help from teacher James Guadagno wrote and created a short silent film.

Catalina Island Museum Announces Chihuly at Sunset
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum has been tremendously popular since it opened in late March. Beginning May 25th and continuing every Thursday evening through August 31st, the museum will stay open till 9:00 pm for Chihuly at Sunset.Dale Chihuly, Sea Blue and Green Tower, 2004, Catalina Island Museum, Avalon, California, installed 2017

Catalina Island Museum to Screen Original Peter Pan For 30th Annual Silent Film Benefit
Thursday, May 04, 2017
An authentic 1920s cinematic experience in the historic Avalon Casino Theater is offered only one day each year by the Catalina Island Museum. In its 30th year, the museum’s Silent Film Benefit features the first film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan.

Experience Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum at night
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, April 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This month's event offers one of the first opportunities to explore Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum at night while listening to live jazz music by local musician Porschia Denning and enjoying a beverage from the bar.Dale Chihuly, Blue Ridge Chandelier in the museum's Hagenah Family Lobby.

Catalina Island Museum to Temporarily Close for Exhibition Installation
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum is preparing for its first museum-wide exhibition since it opened the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building this past June. The exhibition will present works by internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly, a major milestone for the museum. Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum will open on March 26 and run through December 11, 2017.Dale Chihuly, Mille Fiori (detail), 2014

“Islander Day” at the Catalina Island Museum This Sunday
Friday, March 10, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites island residents to visit its history galleries and digital theater free of charge this Sunday, March 12th. Islander Day offers free admission for the first 150 residents through the door and includes the museum’s galleries and digital theater.

Inaugural Film Screening in the Ackerman Family Amphitheater
Friday, February 24, 2017
Each month, First Fridays at the Museum offers evening hours for residents and visitors to enjoy its galleries and Museum Store. This month we celebrate film with our very first film screening in the Ackerman Family Amphitheater: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Art of Marionette featured at “First Fridays at the Museum”
Friday, January 27, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum invites kids of all ages to a marionette show and movies during First Fridays at the Museum on February 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Each month the Catalina Island Museum provides a unique themed experience and an opportunity to explore its galleries, digital theater and Museum Store after hours.

Catalina Island Museum To Present Exhibition by Internationally Renowned Artist Dale Chihuly
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum has reached a major milestone this week by announcing it will present an exhibition of works by internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition, Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum, will open on March 26, 2017 and run through December 11, 2017. Image: Dale Chihuly with Isola di San Giacomo in Palude Chandelier, 1996
Chihuly Over Venice
Venice, Italy

Catalina Island Museum Announces “Islander Day” Program
Monday, January 09, 2017
The Catalina Island Museum has announced a new program to give island residents an opportunity to visit its exhibition galleries and digital theater free of charge. Four Islander Days will be offered each year. The first will take place Sunday, March 12th.

Explore the Goldwork of the Art Nouveau Period during this Month’s “First Fridays at the Museum”
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Start out the new year with an evening of art, champagne and gourmet chocolates during First Fridays at the Museum this Friday, January 6th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Each month the Catalina Island Museum provides a unique themed experience and an opportunity to explore its galleries, digital theater and Museum Store after hours.

Catalina Island Museum’s Holiday Symphony Concert Leaves the Audience Wanting More
Monday, January 02, 2017
This year’s crowd braved gale force winds to attend the Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert featuring the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. They were rewarded with a stellar performance. Under the direction of its talented conductor, Dr. Anna Wittstruck, the orchestra performed a diverse program inspired by the museum’s current special exhibition, Art Nouveau and Graphic Art: The PAN Publications, 1895-1900.

Stanford Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Free Holiday Concert on December 16th
Sunday, November 27, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum hosts its annual Holiday Symphony Concert free of charge to all on Friday, December 16th. The program is one of the most highly anticipated events of the holiday season. This year the Stanford Symphony Orchestra returns to perform a dynamic variety of classical music in one of California’s most beautiful and historic venues: the Avalon Casino, a 1929 Art Deco masterpiece.

Kick Off the Holiday Season with “First Fridays at the Museum” December 2nd
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to kick off the holiday season with First Fridays at the Museum on December 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Each month the museum provides a unique themed experience and an opportunity to explore its galleries, digital theater, outdoor plazas and Museum Store after hours.

Catalina Island Museum Hopes to Win an Award for its BIG DRAW LA Project
Thursday, November 10, 2016
For the first time in its history, the Catalina Island Museum participated in the BIG DRAW LA, a countywide event held every October. The BIG DRAW LA was organized to create participatory opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can help us: look more closely, inspire creative thinking, communicate with others, and have fun in the process.

Harvest Hoedown!  “First Fridays at the Museum” November 4th
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to First Fridays at the Museum November 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for a Harvest Hoedown! Each month the museum offers evening hours for residents and visitors to enjoy its galleries, digital theater, outdoor plazas and Museum Store.

The Art Nouveau Period and the Golden Age of Travel Exhibitions at the Catalina Island Museum
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its fall and winter season exhibitions. Art Nouveau and Graphic Art: The PAN Publications, 1895-1900 and Bon Voyage! Posters from the Golden Age of Travel. Both of the exhibitions are the first of their kind to be presented on Santa Catalina Island.

Catalina Island Museum Requests Community Participation for the BIG DRAW LA
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce it will be a participant in the BIG DRAW LA. This is the first time Avalon has joined the countywide event that is hosted by organizations of all sizes to encourage the community to come together and draw. Avalon’s Big Draw LA will take place in the Catalina Island Museum’s Hinchliffe Family Atrium.

Pretzels, Prizes and Prost!
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Catalina Island Museum. You are invited to First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, October 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for pretzels, prizes and prost! Once a month the museum offers evening hours for residents and visitors to enjoy its galleries, digital theater, outdoor plazas and Museum Store.

Catalina Island Museum Welcomes a Record-Setting Crowd for National Museum Day
Friday, September 30, 2016
Nearly 1,200 people celebrated National Museum Day at the Catalina Island Museum this past Saturday. In conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live initiative, visitors of all ages enjoyed free admission to the museum’s galleries, digital theater and plazas throughout the day.

CIMC Long Term Care Patients Enjoy the New Museum
Monday, September 05, 2016
Catalina Island Medical Center's skilled nursing patients will each have the opportunity to visit the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building of the Catalina Island Museum. Devin Thompson, Director of Development welcomed Estelle McKeown and Isabelle Lopez along with CIMC Activities Coordinator Katherine Stone to the Catalina Island Museum recently. Activities Coordinator Katherine Stone will arrange for each long term care patient to have a personal "day at the museum" in the coming weeks.

Museum’s History Gallery Shares Wrigley’s Dream for Catalina Island
Sunday, August 14, 2016
To truly understand Catalina Island, you must first learn about William Wrigley Jr. and his democratic dream for this small island in the Pacific. The new Catalina Island Museum has permanently dedicated its largest gallery to sharing the island’s rich history. Exhibitions about William Wrigley Jr., his son Philip K. Wrigley, and their endeavors reveal how the island became the tourist destination it is today.

Limited Tickets Available to Rare Tour of Avalon’s Tuna Club
Sunday, August 07, 2016
The history of Catalina Island’s Tuna Club is legendary. World-record catches of big-game fish, famous members, and concerns about conservation encompassed the original charter of the club. One day each year the Tuna Club’s historic clubhouse opens its doors to

Explore the Catalina Island Museum TONIGHT for First Fridays at the Museum
Thursday, August 04, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to First Fridays at the Museum TONIGHT – Friday, August 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Offering evening hours once a month, First Fridays at the Museum encourages residents and visitors to explore

One Day Only! Tour the Birthplace of Sport Fishing and Support the Catalina Island Museum
Sunday, July 31, 2016
The Tuna Club of Avalon boasts record fish catches and fantastic fishing stories. Its historic clubhouse is closed to the public except for one day each year when it opens its doors to benefit the Catalina Island Museum. This year,

Catalina Island Museum Announces Executive Director Transition
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum announces the upcoming departure of its Executive Director, Dr. Michael De Marsche. Planned from the beginning of his tenure, Dr. De Marsche joined the Catalina Island Museum in 2010 and immediately went to work re-invigorating the

Catalina Island Museum’s Grand Opening Celebration Sets Attendance Records
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum is making history. The Grand Opening Celebration of its new permanent home, the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building has set multiple records since it opened. Between June 17th and July 4th, over 5,300 people have viewed

Tour the World’s Oldest Fishing Club and Support the Catalina Island Museum
Sunday, July 17, 2016
One day each year the Catalina Island Museum partners with the Tuna Club of Avalon to reveal the rich history and traditions of Catalina Island's most private club to the public. On Saturday, August 13th you have the opportunity to

Catalina Island Museum Interviews Curator of Its Bettie Page Exhibition
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Iconic 1950s pinup model, Bettie Page, is the subject of the special exhibition, Bettie Page Uncovered: The Unknown Photographs of Bunny Yeager currently on view at the Catalina Island Museum. Helmut Schuster, the curator of the exhibition was recently in

Mandala Sand Painting Ceremony and Procession to the Ocean July 4
Saturday, July 02, 2016
The closing ceremony for the creation of a mandala sand painting by Tibetan monks at the Catalina Island Museum will take place on Monday, July 4th at 3:00 pm in the museum’s Hagenah Family Lobby. For over a week, monks from

Tibetan Monks to Perform “Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing”
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Grand Opening Celebration of the Catalina Island Museum’s new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building continues with the famed multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery. The monks will perform Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing at the Catalina

“First Fridays at the Museum” Begins Tonight with a Film Screening
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum introduces a new tradition tonight with its inaugural “First Fridays at the Museum.” The first Friday of every month the public is invited to an evening of wine and other refreshments in the Catalina Island Museum’s

Catalina Island Museum Presents a Gallery Talk by Noted Collector Roy Rose
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Catalina Island has long been a destination for painters. Its natural beauty has made it a favored locale for working en plein air, or “in the open air.” At any given time, you can walk the streets of Avalon and

Tibetan Buddhist Monks to Construct a Mandala Sand Painting During Museum Grand Opening
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum is proud to bring the Mystical Arts of Tibet to Avalon for its Grand Opening Celebration of the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building. Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand

Catalina Island Museum Offers Exclusive Preview of New Building to Its Members
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Be the first to experience the new permanent home of the Catalina Island Museum. All museum members are invited to the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building for an exclusive preview on Friday, June 17th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Visit the Catalina Island Museum at its Casino Location Before Its Too Late
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum has called the ground level of the historic Casino building home for nearly 63 years. Thanks to Philip K. Wrigley and the Santa Catalina Island Company, the museum has enjoyed decades of growth and success in

The Catalina Island Museum Announces the Opening of the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
Thursday, May 12, 2016
It may surprise the thousands of visitors who have vacationed on the island of Santa Catalina, but the Catalina Island Museum has never had a permanent home. The museum opened in 1953, leasing a small space on the ground floor

Two Silent Comedy Classics Take Center Stage at the Catalina Island Museum Benefit
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
The Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit on May 21st presents a unique opportunity to experience early cinema the way it was intended. Two of the funniest comedies of the silent era – rarely shown on the big screen –

Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit Provides a Rare and Authentic Cinema Experience
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Moviegoers are preparing to make their annual pilgrimage to Catalina Island and transport themselves back to the silent film era of the "Roaring Twenties." The Catalina Island Museum’s Silent Film Benefit on May 21st presents silent movies the way they

Museum Treasure Map Adds Educational Value for Its Young Patrons
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
“Affordable family fun,” said Mary Tran of Let’s Play OC! “If you’re looking for something inexpensive yet fun and informative to do on Santa Catalina Island, you’ll want to visit the Catalina Island Museum.” All children, age 15 and under, receive

Museum gallery dedicated to Catalina Island history
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Excitement is growing as construction of the Catalina Island Museum’s new facility—the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building—continues at a fast pace. Located near the heart of Avalon, the new 18,000 square foot building represents a significant improvement over the museum’s

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Conductor Talks About the 2015 Holiday Symphony Concert
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
A beloved holiday tradition, the Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert is like no other in Avalon. Featuring the distinguished Stanford Symphony Orchestra, this year’s Holiday concert takes place Friday evening at 7:00 pm in the Avalon Casino Theatre.  The

Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert Welcomes Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 05, 2015
The Catalina Island Museum’s Holiday Symphony Concert has become one of the most anticipated events of Avalon’s holiday season. Now in its third year, the Catalina Island Museum is honored to welcome the Stanford Symphony Orchestra back to the stage

Experience the Tuna Club and Support the Catalina Island Museum - One Day Only!
Monday, July 20, 2015
One day each year the Catalina Island Museum partners with the Tuna Club of Avalon to reveal the rich history and traditions of Catalina Island's most private club to the public. On Saturday, August 1st you have the opportunity to

Vocalist Lisa Vroman Talks About Upcoming Performance
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
For the very first time in the history of the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit a soprano vocalist, Lisa Vroman, will accompany the film along with a 30-piece symphony orchestra and a professional organist. This year’s Benefit will feature

Conductor Richard Kaufman Talks About Returning for Silent Film Benefit
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Phantom of the Opera is a timeless tale. It is a story of human emotion. It is sad. It is frightening. The Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit presents a very rare opportunity to experience one of the greatest

30-Piece Symphony Orchestra to Perform Phantom of the Opera Musical Score at Silent Film Benefit
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The primary role of music in movies has never changed. It reveals the emotional heart of a film. The musical score for The Phantom of the Opera emphasizes what is taking place on the screen, but even more importantly, it

Organist Brings a Wealth of Musical Expertise to the Catalina Island Museum’s Silent Film Benefit
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Silent films were not silent at all. Live musical accompaniment was provided by a house organist and in some cases, a full symphony orchestra. The Catalina Island Museum is bringing this unique experience to the Avalon Casino Theatre on Saturday,

Museum Silent Film Benefit Presents “The Man of a Thousand Faces” in “Phantom of the Opera”
Sunday, March 15, 2015
"Don't step on that spider! It might be Lon Chaney!" This popular joke from the early 1920s playfully referred to Chaney's gift for depicting a vast array of characters. A pioneer in make-up and prosthetic artistry, Chaney became known as

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Has Lasting Impact on Avalon Music Class
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Music is powerful. Studies have shown that children exposed to music at an early age, especially classical music, attain higher grades and tend to excel at math and science. These conclusions led the Catalina Island Museum to present an annual

Construction Update Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building Catalina Island Museum
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Over the past four years the Catalina Island Museum has captured national and international attention for its exhibitions featuring Marilyn Monroe, Ralph Glidden and photographs by Pattie Boyd, former wife of the Beatles' George Harrison and Eric Clapton. With the

Museum Announces World-Class Organist Dennis James for its Annual Silent Film Benefit
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Frightening. Eerie. Evocative. These words are commonly used to describe the 1925 silent horror classic, The Phantom of the Opera. On May 16th the Catalina Island Museum presents a rare opportunity to truly experience this classic silent film as it

Internationally Acclaimed Soprano Lisa Vroman to Perform During Silent Film Benefit
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The original 1925 silent horror film, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney will be featured during this year's Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit. For the very first time in the event's history, a soprano vocalist will accompany

Catalina Island Museum Reflects on a Visit from “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks
Monday, February 09, 2015
Undoubtedly one of the most beloved players in Chicago Cubs history is Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks, or "Mr. Cub" as he was more commonly known. Over the weekend Cubs fans across the country, and here in Avalon, were saddened by the

Avalon Student Influenced by Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Applies to Stanford
Monday, February 02, 2015
For the second year, the Catalina Island Museum and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra presented a rare musical challenge to a select group of Avalon High School students. Four music students were given the opportunity to compose an orchestral score. Prior

Childhood Interest in History Culminates in Working on Grant for Museum
Monday, December 22, 2014
For one Avalon resident, a childhood interest in Catalina Island's first inhabitants led him to pursue archaeology as a career. His name is Hugh Radde. He grew up in Avalon. He visited the Catalina Island Museum as a child. Now

Catalina Island Museum’s Glidden Collection Featured on The History Channel
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Catalina Island Museum has attracted national attention recently for a number of ground-breaking exhibitions, and just last month the History Channel sent a film crew to the museum to film its most recent installment of its award-winning series Search

Catalina Island Museum Kicks Off Its Annual Campaign with a Matching Gift of $30,000
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Catalina Island Museum has kicked off its largest fundraising effort of the year, the 2014 Annual Campaign. All funds raised throughout the campaign directly support the museum's day-to-day operations. Recent months have witnessed the museum’s future home – the Ada

Holiday Symphony Concert Has Lasting Effect on Stanford University Student
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This evening's Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert welcomes the return of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Many of its members participated in last year's event, and later called the experience deeply inspiring. Stanford student Jeremy Hsu returns to the Avalon

Catalina Island Museum brings the Music of Mozart to the Avalon Casino Theatre
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most prolific, versatile, and admired composers to have ever lived. For the first time in Avalon's history, the Catalina Island Museum is bringing the music of this renowned Austrian composer to the Avalon

Museum Concert Helps Avalon School Student Pave His Way to a Musical Career
Friday, November 28, 2014
Seventeen-year-old Avalon High School senior Nathaniel Breese confidently performs a wide range of music on his saxophone and composes music, too. Last year, Nathaniel was one of five students chosen to compose an original score for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Museum Symphony Concert Inspired a Local Student to Pursue the Piano
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Imagine your elementary age son or daughter coming to you and requesting a piano or piano lessons, instead of an Xbox. Following last year’s Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert featuring the distinguished Stanford Symphony Orchestra, it happened! Meet Sol, he

San Francisco Symphony Violin Soloist to Perform at Museum’s Holiday Symphony Concert
Saturday, November 01, 2014
The Catalina Island Museum's 2nd Holiday Symphony Concert showcasing the acclaimed Stanford Symphony Orchestra will take place on December 12, 2014 at the historic Avalon Theater. Featuring compositions by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the concert offers a rich program

Symphony Orchestra to Accompany The Phantom of the Opera at Silent Film Benefit
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
One of the greatest horror films of the silent era, The Phantom of the Opera will be showcased during the 2015 Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit. Featuring a Grammy Award-winning conductor, a 26-piece symphony orchestra and a soprano vocalist

Catalina Island Museum Welcomed a Huge Crowd on National Museum Day
Friday, October 17, 2014
More than 1,340 people visited the Catalina Island Museum during its National Museum Day celebration on Saturday, September 27. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live initiative, visitors of all ages enjoyed free admission throughout the day. Since

Catalina Island Museum’s Chaplin Exhibition Extended
Monday, October 13, 2014
Due to popular demand, the Catalina Island Museum has announced the extension of its current exhibition Chaplin and Goddard: A Secret Love Affair. Since its opening, the Chaplin and Goddard exhibition has welcomed over 20,000 people - including nearly 2,000

Celebrate National Museum Day with Free Admission to the Catalina Island Museum
Sunday, September 21, 2014
For the fourth year, the Catalina Island Museum will open its doors free of charge to celebrate National Museum Day. Held in concert with Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live, this year's celebration of National Museum Day will take place on

Rare Footage of Chaplin and Goddard Cruising to Catalina Island in Current Exhibition
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Film footage of Charlie Chaplin, thought to be lost, and unseen for nearly 75 years, is featured in the Catalina Island Museum's current exhibition, Chaplin and Goddard: A Secret Love Affair. The exhibition explores the dynamic relationship between the world's

Rare Tour of Avalon’s Tuna Club to Benefit the Catalina Island Museum
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The history of the Tuna Club of Avalon is legendary. It boasts world-record catches of big-game fish, famous members and guests, and concerns about conservation, long before it was trendy. The Tuna Club's historic clubhouse opens its doors only once

Construction of New Catalina Island Museum Compared to that of the Casino Building
Thursday, September 04, 2014
For the first time since William Wrigley Jr. built the landmark Casino in 1929, a new large-scale construction project offering art and cultural opportunities for the community of Avalon is underway. Much like the Casino, the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner

Beatles Fans Traveled Great Distances to Attend the Museum’s Screening of A Hard Day’s Night. Photo courtesy of Catlaina
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Beatlemania swept the nation in 1964 after the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Those crazed and hysterical fans - now in their sixties - continue to be as passionate about the Beatles today as they were in their

Museum Construction Project Approaches Water Crisis with Innovative Thinking
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The popularity of Catalina Island has grown in recent years to numbers that have not been seen since 2000. Going decades with little change to its landscape, a number of construction projects are currently underway throughout the harbor community of

“The Phantom of the Opera” Announced for 2015 Silent Film Benefit
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera will be featured at the Catalina Island Museum's 2015 Silent Film Benefit. Grammy-award winning conductor Richard Kaufman will return to the Avalon Theater and conduct a symphony orchestra in a performance

Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” with Pattie Boyd
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Catalina Island Museum is offering an extremely rare opportunity to view the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night with special guest Pattie Boyd on the 50th anniversary of its London premiere Sunday, July 6th. A popular model in 1960s London,

Catalina Island Museum Keeps the Tradition of Live Music During 4th of July Music Festival
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival is known for bringing quality musical entertainment to one of the most picturesque locations on the island, Casino Point. The festival offers something for everyone: live music, fireworks, refreshments and great

The Mudbugs Cajun and Zydeco Band to Headline Fourth of July Music Festival
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Casino Point on Catalina Island is the place to celebrate the 4th of July. The "Magical Isle" has offered a variety of entertainment for its visitors since the late 1800s. Keeping with this island tradition, the Catalina Island Museum presents

Grammy Award-winning Conductor Richard Kaufman to Direct Orchestra at the Catalina Island Museum 27th Annual Silent Film
Sunday, April 27, 2014
For the first time in the history of the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit the feature film, City Lights, will be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra in the Avalon Casino Theatre on May 17th. The orchestra will perform

Catalina Island Museum to Screen Beatles Movie on London Premiere’s 50th Anniversary
Monday, April 21, 2014
As the entire world must know by now, 2014 will forever be known as marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and the band's introduction to America. 1964 was one of the most productive

Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard Exhibition Opens at the Catalina Island Museum
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
He was already the most famous film star the world had ever known. She was more than twenty years younger, recently divorced and sporting bleached blond hair. They met on the yacht of a film producer, who thought a weekend

Catalina Island Museum’s Screening will Showcase Chaplin’s Musical Gift
Monday, March 17, 2014
Southern California's most talented musicians have been assembled to perform Charlie Chaplin's original score for the screening of City Lights during the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit on May 17th. The orchestral score for City Lights epitomizes Chaplin's use

A Hard Day’s Night with Special Guest Pattie Boyd
Monday, March 03, 2014
The year 1964 was one of the busiest and most creative in the history of the Beatles. In July of that year, they released A Hard Day's Night, a movie that has been called one of the 100 best films

“City Lights” Features an Orchestral Score Written by Charlie Chaplin Himself
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Although Charlie Chaplin is universally known as the silent screen's greatest comedian, less well known is his work as a composer and musician, who wrote some of the most acclaimed scores ever put to film. In his book on Chaplin, Theodore

Chaplin’s “City Lights” and Symphony Orchestra featured at Catalina Island Museum’s Silent Film Benefit
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Charlie Chaplin has been described as an unrivalled genius of the silent cinema, and as critic Roger Ebert once wrote: "If only one of Charles Chaplin's films could be preserved, City Lights would come the closest to representing all the

An Interview with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra Conductor
Monday, December 09, 2013
An ensemble of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra will be featured in the Catalina Island Museum’s first Holiday Concert on December 13 in the Avalon Casino Theatre. Thanks to the museum’s members and sponsors, this concert is being offered at no

The Catalina Island Museum Invites You to a Free Symphony Concert in Casino Theatre
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Avalon's Casino Theater has staged any number of memorable events, but nothing like the performance that will take place on December 13th.  For the first time, an orchestra will fill the theater with the melodic strains of classical music. Presented

Museum Holiday Open House and Symphony Concert
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Catalina Island Museum will be hosting their annual Holiday Open House and the first Annual Holiday Symphony Concert. The events will take place on Friday, December 13, 2013. Holiday Open House: 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm Visit the Catalina Island Museum

The Duke of Catalina Featured in New Museum Exhibition
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
For 42 years, Duke Fishman worked every summer as a lifeguard on Avalon’s beaches, and was well-known for strolling barefoot along the town’s Front Street, wearing little more than a skin-tight swimsuit and a Captain’s cap cocked jauntily on his

Catalina Island Museum Explores 100 Years of Avalon History
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The centennial of a city is cause for celebration and reflection. To commemorate this milestone, the Catalina Island Museum will showcase some of Avalon’s most influential characters and interesting events in their new exhibition Avalon: 100 Years of Bizarre, Fascinating

Community Reacts to Museum Groundbreaking Announcement
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The Catalina Island Museum has announced November 2, 2013 as the groundbreaking date for the construction of the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building. Members of the museum’s Board of Trustees and a number of community members share their reaction

Catalina Island Museum Announces Groundbreaking
Monday, September 23, 2013
The Catalina Island Museum celebrated the 60th anniversary of its opening earlier this year, but there’s no reason to stop the champagne from flowing quite yet. Construction has now begun on the museum’s future home: the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner

Tuna Club Tours
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
As any islander worth his salt can tell you, the world’s first rod and reel angling of tuna, marlin and broadbill swordfish took place in the waters off Catalina Island by members of Avalon’s world-famous Tuna Club.  A private club

Catalina Island Fourth of July Music Festival
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The 2013 Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival takes place at The Point, immediately adjacent to the Avalon Casino, one of the most picturesque locations on Santa Catalina Island. The festival highlights a diverse line up of local

Catalina Island Museum Explores the Life of Archaeologist Ralph Glidden
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Few individuals connected with the history of Catalina Island lived a life as colorful and as riddled with contradictions and mystery as the archaeologist, Ralph Glidden. He called himself a “doctor,” but there is doubt that he ever graduated from

Experience the Avalon Theatre the Way it was Originally Intended
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ever wondered what it was like to go to the movies when Avalon’s Casino building first opened? Once a year, the Catalina Island Museum offers that chance during their annual Silent Film Benefit in the historic Avalon Theatre. This year’s

Valentine’s Day Sale at the Museum
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Marilyn Monroe celebrated Valentine's Day on Catalina Island... Why don't you? The Catalina Island Museum is having a Valentines's Day Sale February 14-17, 2013. The sale will feature all jewelry and all Marilyn Monroe merchandise at 15% off. Museum members

Catalina Island Museum Uncovers Catalina Island’s Role in World War II
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Few people realize the important role Catalina Island played in the defense of our nation during World War II. First Line of Defense: Catalina Island and World War II will explore how Catalina Island was transformed from a carefree paradise

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Catalina Island Museum’s Holiday Open House
Monday, November 26, 2012
The holiday season is upon us. It is only natural to look back and reflect on the accomplishments of the year. The Catalina Island Museum has much to celebrate this year and invites you to join their festivities on Friday,

Catalina Island Museum Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of William Wrigley, Jr.’s Death
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum’s current exhibition honors the democratic spirit of William Wrigley, Jr. and his utopian dream to make Catalina Island a “playground for all, rich or poor, youth or aged.” The exhibition, A Democratic Dream: William Wrigley, Jr. and

D.M. Renton was a key to Wrigley’s Success in the Development of Catalina Island
Sunday, November 04, 2012
The current exhibition at the Catalina Island Museum examines the life of William Wrigley, Jr., and how he transformed Catalina Island into a resort destination. When William Wrigley, Jr. purchased Santa Catalina Island in 1919, he did not anticipate the

Museum Exhibition Explores William Wrigley, Jr. as One of the ‘Best Salesman Who Ever Drew Breath’
Thursday, November 01, 2012
From a young age, William Wrigley, Jr. was filled with ambitious ideas and wasn’t afraid to work hard to achieve them. At age 13, he challenged his father to allow him to become a traveling salesman for his father’s soap

Avalon Boasts a Long History of Musical Entertainment
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Since the turn of the century, music has been an important part of Avalon’s nightlife. This rich tradition of musical entertainment on Catalina Island continues with the annual JazzTrax Festival held each October for the last 25 years. As chronicled in

Wrigley’s Democratic Spirit to be showcased during the Museum’s Celebration of National Museum Day
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
As the Catalina Island Museum prepares to celebrate National Museum Day on Saturday, September 29, it is all too fitting that an exhibition entitled A Democratic Dream is featured in their special exhibitions gallery. The museum’s current exhibition, A Democratic Dream:

Celebrate National Museum Day at the Catalina Island Museum
Monday, September 17, 2012
Everyday museums across the country and around the world are working in the public interest, educating and engaging our communities, preserving our cultural, artistic, historic, natural and scientific heritage. Catalina Island is home to one of these museums. On Saturday, September 29,

Catalina Island Museum’s New Exhibition Wows During Opening Weekend
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A crowd gathered outside the Catalina Island Museum this past Friday night waiting to be the first to see the highly anticipated exhibition about the life of William Wrigley, Jr. and his unique vision for Santa Catalina Island Nearly 200 people

Senator Feinstein’s Office Visits Catalina Island Museum
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum recently invited Senator Dianne Feinstein to visit the museum and discuss the importance of museums to their respective communities. A representative from Senator Feinstein’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Michael Davies, visited Catalina Island on her behalf

The Catalina Island Museum Explores William Wrigley, Jr.’s Dream for Catalina Island
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Synonymous with chewing gum and the Chicago Cubs, William Wrigley, Jr. was one of the world’s greatest businessmen. A Democratic Dream: William Wrigley, Jr. and Catalina Island will tell the amazing story of how his business empire changed the course

Tour the Historic Tuna Club
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Tuna Club is the birthplace of sport fishing and prides itself on maintaining its traditions - one of which is strict privacy. The club offers tours of its clubhouse only once a year. All proceeds benefit the Catalina Island

The Catalina Island Museum Welcomes a Summer Intern Hosted by the Getty Foundation
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Each year for the past twenty years the Catalina Island Museum has received a grant from the Getty Foundation to fund an internship in the museum’s curatorial department. This year is no exception. Aiming to increase diversity in and provide support

The Catalina Island Museum Rocks Avalon with the British Invasion
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum is dedicating the summer to the British Invasion, featuring three events, two of which occurred over the 4th of July. Catalina Island resident and rock icon Spencer Davis worked with the museum to organize the events.

Peter Asher to Participate in Rock n’Roll Symposium
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
When “I Want to Hold Your Hand” hit the top of the charts in 1964, the Beatles had their first number one single in America. The trigger had been pulled, and this country was about to be bombarded with

Monkees’ Legend Micky Dolenz to Participate in Museum’s Rock n’Roll Symposium
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum announced that the legendary rock n’roll drummer and singer Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will be a featured participant in the museum’s symposium dedicated to the British Invasion. “I am absolutely thrilled that Micky Dolenz accepted our

Catalina Island Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum has announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to

Museum’s 2012 Island Scholars Exhibition Opens at US Bank
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Next time you are in US Bank, be sure to look at the selection of historic photographs exhibited throughout the space. Each photograph was chosen by one of the 6th grade students that participated in the 2012 Island Scholars program. Since

Exhibition Dedicated to the Spencer Davis Group to Open at Catalina Island Museum
Monday, June 04, 2012
With Steve Winwood singing such hits as “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” the Spencer Davis Group was one of the most respected bands that invaded America during the 1960s. Inspired by the soulful blues music of the

Catalina Island Museum Symposium a Must for Beatles Fans
Monday, June 04, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum is dedicating its summer to the British Invasion and is hosting a symposium that brings together a slate of rock n’roll personalities, all of whom are familiar to Beatles fans. Catalina Island resident and rock icon Spencer

This Year’s Silent Film Benefit Revives Unforgettable Memories of Star’s Visit
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum’s Silent Film Benefit commemorates its 25th anniversary on Saturday with the return of Wings, the first film ever honored as “Best Picture.” Although the benefit celebrates the golden age of Hollywood filmmaking, the event itself

Museum’s New Building to Honor Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum announced recently that its Board of Trustees had voted unanimously to name its future building after the late Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner. Known simply as “Blanny” to her family and many friends in the Avalon community, Schreiner

Documents Discovered that Reveal Catalina Island’s Earliest History
Thursday, April 12, 2012
He was a colorful character whose research into many of North America’s earliest human settlements was both groundbreaking and highly controversial. Which made all the more remarkable the announcement this past week that a large cache of original papers

Catalina Island Museum Position Opening: Curator
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum seeks applicants for the position of Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. A Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Art History, History or related field is required, with a M.A. or Ph.D. preferred. The Curator is responsible

Catalina Island Museum Position Opening: Director of Visitor Services and Retail
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Catalina Island Museum seeks applicants for the position of Director of Visitor Services and Retail. The Director of Visitor Services and Retail is responsible for all aspects of the Catalina Island Museum’s Visitor Center and Museum Store. As a

Fantasy into Art: The Avalon Casino Murals of John Gabriel Beckman
Friday, January 27, 2012
Fantasy into Art is the first exhibition dedicated to the murals of the Avalon Casino, which were executed by the artist John Gabriel Beckman during an astoundingly short three month period in 1929, The only remaining preliminary sketches of the

Museum Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Catalina Island Museum inviteed the public to celebrate a new holiday tradition. The museum’s Holiday Open House featuring free admission to the museum’s current exhibition, discounts of 10% - 50% in the Museum Store and a special tasting provided

Holiday Open House at the Catalina Island Museum
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Catalina Island Museum invites the public to celebrate a new holiday tradition. The museum’s Holiday Open House will feature free admission to the museum’s current exhibition, discounts of 10% - 50% in the Museum Store and a special

Catalina Island Museum announces Celebrity Playground exhibition
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Relive Catalina Island’s glory days in Celebrity Playground; an exhibition that presents the Catalina Island Museum’s extensive archive of material related to the many celebrities who played and worked on Hollywood’s favorite island. Although Santa Catalina has been immortalized on the

Museum’s Annual Inn on Mt. Ada Open House retired
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Catalina Island Museum and The Inn on Mt. Ada have mutually agreed to retire the annual Christmas Open House at The Inn, an event that has helped to raise operating funds for the Museum over the last 25 years. “It’s

National Museum Day a Grand Success
Sunday, October 16, 2011
In celebration of National Museum Day, and what the City of Avalon proclaimed last week as Catalina Island Museum Day, the Catalina Island Museum offered free admission for the entire day. A crowd of almost 30 people gathered outside the

Catalina Island Museum Celebrates its 1000th Member
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Last week marked an impressive milestone as the Catalina Island Museum celebrated its 1000th member, Eric Huart. A little more than 8 months ago, the museum’s membership was only about 350 strong. Executive Director Dr. Michael De Marsche stated, “This

City of Avalon Honors the Catalina Island Museum
Friday, September 23, 2011
At a joint session of the Planning Commission and the City Council on Tuesday evening, the Catalina Island Museum was presented with a proclamation in recognition of National Museum Day. “The museum has experienced unprecedented success this year and we

Celebrate National Museum Day at the Catalina Island Museum
Thursday, September 15, 2011
In observance of National Museum Day on Saturday, September 24th, take advantage of FREE admission to the Catalina Island Museum for the entire day. Museum Day offers the opportunity to explore what might be an unfamiliar museum and uncover its

Marilyn Monroe Exhibition at the Catalina Island Museum
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Before She was Marilyn: Marilyn Monroe on Catalina Island is the first major exhibition documenting the year Marilyn Monroe lived on Catalina Island. Although a brief period that is often ignored by historians, this candid and often disturbing exhibition brings

Pattie Boyd Book Signing
Friday, July 01, 2011
A Rare Personal Appearance and Book Signing by Pattie Boyd Pattie Boyd's recently published book was hosted by the Catalina Island Museum July 2, 2011. "Wonderful Tonight, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me" reached number one on the New York

Catalina Island Museum Making International News
Monday, May 23, 2011
"The Los Angeles Times printed a large article with several photographs about our summer exhibitions of Pattie Boyd photographs of the Beatles and the life of Marilyn Monroe on the island," Michael De Marsche, Executive Director of the museum recently

‘Special’ Exhibition of the Beatles and Eric Clapton Opens at the Catalina Island Museum
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Although Pattie Boyd's name may not be instantly familiar, her autobiography topped the New York Times' best-seller list in 2007.  Little wonder, when you consider this: she met George Harrison while an extra on the Beatles' movie A Hard Day's

Pattie Boyd Museum Exhibit Opening
Friday, May 06, 2011
May 7, 2011 Museum Exhibit Opening party for Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton as Photographed by Pattie Boyd One of the most beautiful models of the "Swinging 60s London," Pattie Boyd's marriage to George Harrison in 1966

Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit Tickets on Sale Now!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Catalina Island Museum announces The Sea Hawk as its feature presentation for the museum's 24th Annual Silent Film Benefit Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 pm in the historic Avalon Theatre.  A stirring tale of romance and adventure, this 1924

Catalina Island Museum Position Opening: Director of Development
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Job Description The Director of Development is a senior level staff position and is responsible for planning and implementing the development strategy of the Museum. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and will work with the Executive Director

Star Cubs Player Visits Baseball Exhibition at the Catalina sland Museum
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
He goes by the moniker "Mr. Cub."  No player in the entire history of Chicago Cubs baseball is more beloved than Hall-of-Fame shortstop Ernie Banks.  A statue of him graces the exterior of Wrigley Field, and he was such an

Catalina Island Museum Smashes Records During Reopening
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Few could have predicted the unprecedented turnout of people and the enthusiasm of those present for Saturday evening's opening of the newly renovated Catalina Island Museum.  The museum's Executive Director, Dr. Michael DeMarsche, reports that the museum smashed a number

The Catalina Island Museum Announces Re-Opening
Sunday, January 23, 2011
After completing an extensive renovation of its entire museum, the Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce it's re-opening, which will be celebrated during an evening reception on Saturday, February 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  This reception is

The Catalina Island Museum Announces Major Renovation
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Visitors will see a significantly different Catalina Island Museum when its doors open for the 2011 exhibition season in February. The Executive Director of the Museum, Dr. Michael De Marsche, recently announced that the museum is entering a period of "ambitious

Catalina Island Museum 2011 Exhibitions
Thursday, November 04, 2010
The Catalina Island Museum will host an opening celebration on Saturday, February 5, 2011. The Museum, located in the Avalon Casino is being renovated and readied for a new exhibition season. Exhibitions scheduled for 2011: February 5, 2011 - April 30, 2011

Catalina Island Museum Seeks Museum Peparator
Monday, September 27, 2010
The Catalina Island Museum seeks a Preparator for a part-time position (possible full-time position in the future). The Preparator will collaborate with the Curator on exhibitions design, production and management.  Duties include but not limited to: preparation, installation, removal, and

Tour the Historic Tuna Club - One Day Only!
Sunday, August 01, 2010
The Tuna Club is a nationally registered historic landmark and while it is intriguing to visitors and boaters, few are invited in to explore the interior of this remarkable fishing club. Have you ever wondered about what the inside of the

Tour California’s State Tall Ship
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Looking for a different way to experience some of California's history? The San Diego Maritime Museum, their crew and an adventurous group of sailors will be sailing the official tall ship of the State of California from San Diego to

Museum Opens Special Exhibition
Saturday, July 03, 2010
This weekend the Catalina Island Museum opens a special exhibition titled Gems of the Photograph Collection.   The Museum's Curator culled through their collection of tens of thousands of photographs to showcase the best and most striking images for this new

Catalina Island Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Today the Catalina Island Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 750 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military

Don’t Miss Museum’s Plein Air Painting Exhibition
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This is your last chance to view the Catalina Island Museum's 10th Annual Catalina Island Plein Air Painting exhibition sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting.  The exhibit features one historic painting and over twenty contemporary

California State Tall Ship Visits Avalon
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Catalina Island Museum has teamed up with the San Diego Maritime Museum to host a visit of the Californian, the official tall ship of the State of California.The Californian will be visiting Avalon all day on Sunday, May 30th

Catalina Island Museum Appoints New Executive Director
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
In the past year the Catalina Island Museum has demonstrated its commitment to constructing a new museum in Avalon by purchasing a centrally-located downtown property valued at nearly $2 million.  The next significant step in that process has now been

Museum Board to make Special Announcement
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This Saturday during the 23rd Annual Silent Film Benefit the Catalina Island Museum's Board of Trustees will be on hand to make a special announcement. If you are interested in the future of the Catalina Island Museum, you won't want

Catalina Island Museum’s 2010 Silent Film Benefit
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Everyone's favorite organist, Robert D. Salisbury, will be returning to his beloved island on Saturday, May 15th to perform in the Catalina Island Museum's 23rd Annual Silent Film Benefit in the beautiful and historic Avalon Theatre.  He is creating an

Museum Highlights Plein Air Paintings
Monday, February 22, 2010
The Catalina Island Museum recently opened its 10th Annual Catalina Island Plein Air Painting exhibition.  The exhibit features one historic painting and over twenty contemporary paintings showcasing the beauty of Catalina Island by talented artists such as Frank LaLumia, Joseph

Museum Leadership Change
Sunday, November 29, 2009
After 18 years of working for the Catalina Island Museum with the last 11 years as the executive director, the Museum board of trustees reports that Stacey Otte has announced her resignation. "We thank Stacey for her energy and enthusiasm

Museum Telethon a Success
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Catalina Island Museum broadcast their 8th annual Telethon on Thursday, November 12 to the local community on Catalina Cable TV's Channel 3 and to the world via a live stream on eCatalina.com.  Over 900 people watched on-line from all

Museum Telethon Coming Soon
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
It's almost time for the 2009 Museum Telethon featuring great live entertainment and fascinating insights into Catalina's remarkable heritage.  The event has quickly become the most successful and important fundraiser for the Catalina Island Museum and contributes significantly to the

Booksigning at Catalina Island Museum
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Museum is pleased to invite you Thursday, October 1st at 7 p.m. to a booksigning for a beautifully written new publication, Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization, by Ken McAlpine. The author will do a reading from

New Walking Tour Offered
Friday, July 24, 2009
Curious about the fire of 1915, the Hotel St. Catherine or the old steamer pier?  You'll learn all about these events and landmarks and much more on the new Catalina Island Museum History Walk.  The Museum's new tour includes many

Museum Sponsors Singing Contest
Friday, July 24, 2009
If you like music and love Catalina, no doubt you've been known to hum, sing or whistle "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)", the song written and recorded by The Four Preps in the 1950s that sailed its way to the top

Museum Sponsors Singing Contest
Sunday, July 19, 2009
If you like to sing and love Catalina, no doubt you've been known to hum, sing or whistle "26 Miles", the song written and recorded by The Four Preps in the 1950s that sailed its way to the top of

Museum opens a special exhibition “Hollywood’s Magic Isle”
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
This weekend the Catalina Island Museum opens a special exhibition "Hollywood's Magic Isle" to highlight the Island's illustrious history of moviemaking and celebrity visits.  Santa Catalina Island has served as the location for the filming of over 500 motion pictures,

Visit official tall ship of the State of California and lecture
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Mark your calendar for Friday, June 26 when the Catalina Island Museum has teamed up with the San Diego Maritime Museum to host a lecture and ship's visit of the Californian , the official tall ship of the State of California. The

Don’t Miss Museum’s Plein Air Painting Exhibition
Saturday, May 30, 2009
This is your last chance to view the Catalina Island Museum's 9th Annual Catalina Island Plein Air Painting exhibition sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting.  The exhibit features over twenty contemporary paintings showcasing the beauty

Tuna Club Tours-One Day Only!
Friday, May 22, 2009
The Tuna Club is a nationally registered historic landmark and while it is intriguing to visitors and boaters, few are invited in to explore the interior of this remarkable fishing club. Join the Catalina Island Museum on Saturday, May 30 for

Hundreds Attend Silent Film
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Just over 400 guests sat under the twinkling stars of the Avalon Theatre to experience silent film at its best.   The crowd cheered when award-winning organist Robert D. Salisbury opened the program with a rousing version of Avalon, after which

Round the Island with Doug Bombard
Friday, April 24, 2009
For many of us on the island, Doug Bombard is a living legend.  Doug has lived on the island for over 70 years.  He cut his teeth running the Miss Catalina speedboats, then ran the Two Harbors operation, founded the

Silent Film Benefit to feature “The Black Pirate”
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Award-winning theatre organist Robert D. Salisbury will be returning to his former hometown on May 16 to wow hundreds of attendees at the annual Catalina Island Museum's Silent Film Benefit.  This year he will accompany a Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckling classic,

Catalina Island Museum purchases property
Monday, March 09, 2009
For the first time in its 56-year lifetime the Catalina Island Museum is now the property owner of a 16,000+ square foot lot in the heart of downtown Avalon on Metropole Avenue.  "It's been a long process, but we are

Hands-On History Workshops for Kids
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Blanny Avalon Hagenah, the Catalina Island Museum will offer another set of hands-on history workshops for the children of our community! These workshops are a fun way for children to learn about Catalina's history

The Open House at Mt. Ada a Success
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Over 630 people kicked off the holidays in style at the Open House at Mt. Ada, organized and sponsored by the Catalina Island Museum. The open house has become an island staple for many in the community in its over

Museum Thanks Volunteers
Monday, December 01, 2008
The Museum held a special Volunteer Recognition Night on November 20th at the historic Catalina Island Yacht Club who kindly donated their facility.  The Avalon School Advanced Band, led by David Markowitz, started off the evening by entertaining the crowd

Hands-on History Workshops for Kids
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Kids can get hands-on with Catalina history thanks to a series of three workshops being presented by the Catalina Island Museum courtesy of a grant from Blanny Avalon Hagenah. The first workshop will be to create Catalina tile artwork that will

Booksigning with Marcelino Saucedo
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Marcelino Saucedo, native Islander and author, will be holding a short lecture on his strategies and values in learning Spanish and English which will be followed by a talk on the history of Mexicans on Catalina and a booksigning of

Catalina Island Museum Telethon 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
It's almost time for the 2008 Museum Telethon featuring great live entertainment and fascinating insights into Catalina's remarkable heritage.  The event has quickly become the most successful and important fundraiser for the Catalina Island Museum and contributes significantly to the

Museum Begins Greeting Cruise Ship Passengers
Thursday, October 02, 2008
If you were walking on the pier the last two Tuesday mornings you might have noticed two ladies in turn-of-the-century bathing costumes chatting away with cruise ship passengers.  The volunteers, clad in vintage style costumes, are with the Catalina Island

10th Annual Pottery and Tile Exhibition
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Throughout the month of September, the Catalina Island Museum offers a tribute to the beautiful, functional, and colorful pottery and decorative tile manufactured exclusively on Catalina Island with the 10th Annual Catalina Pottery and Tile Exhibition.   This unique exhibition showcases

Tuna Club Tours - One Day Only!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Tour the Tuna Club, a nationally registered historic landmark, for one day only. While it is intriguing to visitors and boaters, few are invited in to explore the interior of this remarkable fishing club. Join the Catalina Island Museum on Friday,

Catalina’s Aviation History Revealed
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The importance of air transportation to and from Catalina is captured in the new pictorial history title, Catalina By Air.  The book chronicles 90 years of aviation history and boasts more than 200 vintage images. Local author, Jeannine L. Pedersen, releases

Catalina Island and World War II
Monday, June 30, 2008
The Catalina Island Museum is planning a special exhibit this summer to explore the Island's role in World War II history.  The enchanting resort community of Avalon was experiencing it's hey day prior to the breakout of World War II,

Fire Exhibit Back By Popular Demand
Monday, June 30, 2008
After an overwhelming response to the Catalina Island Museum's special exhibition on the Island's fire of May 2007 last summer, the museum has decided to reinstall the exhibition for the upcoming summer season.   Thursday, May 10, 2007 will forever be

The Birth of Sportfishing on Catalina Island
Monday, June 30, 2008
This summer the Catalina Island Museum plans to highlight the Island's illustrious history of sportfishing in a special exhibition titled "The Birth of Sportfishing".  Marine life has always been found in abundance off the shores of Catalina Island and when

Island Scholars Open Special Exhibit
Monday, June 09, 2008
Ten Avalon School students have been working with Museum Curator Jeannine Pedersen since October to study the history of Catalina Island and explore the world of museums.  The Catalina Island Museum's Island Scholars have explored this history through walking tours,

Discovery History Walks
Monday, June 09, 2008
The Catalina Island Museum has joined with the Catalina Island Medical Center to offer five monthly Discover History Walks, June - October 2008, as part of the Catalina Cholesterol Challenge to help promote a healthy lifestyle. Each walk is approximately

Hundreds Attend Silent Film
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Just under 500 guests sat under the twinkling stars of the Avalon Theatre to experience silent film at its best. The crowd cheered when award-winning organist Robert D. Salisbury opened the program with a rousing version of Avalon, after which

Legendary film Metropolis to show in the historic Casino theatre
Friday, March 07, 2008
The Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce that Robert D. Salisbury will be returning to Catalina May 17th to accompany the legendary silent film Metropolis .  This will be the 21st year that the Museum has put on this event

Girls’ Night Out
Friday, February 29, 2008
Chocolate, champagne and shopping. The Catalina Island Museum's store manager, Suzanne Ruplinger, invites you (or the women in your life) to join the Museum at their spring fling Girls' Nite Out on Thursday, March 13 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sip champagne and

Local Days at the Catalina Island Museum
Monday, February 18, 2008
The community is invited to visit the museum for free during the Catalina Island Museum's first annual Local Days event. From Friday, February 22 through Monday, February 25 admission to the museum is free to all full or part-time residents-just

Open House at Mt. Ada Draws Over 600
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Over 600 people flocked to the Catalina Island Museum's annual Open House at the Inn on Mt. Ada on Monday, December 3 helping to raise close to $9000 for the museum's mission to collect, preserve and share Catalina history with

Museum Telethon Entertaining Success
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The calls, pledges and challenges poured in as the entertainment, ranging from legendary rocker Spencer Davis to our own talented Kids at Play, shared their talents with the community via the Catalina Island Museum's Sixth Annual Telethon on November 13. Catalina

9th Annual Pottery and Tile Extravaganza
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
The Catalina Island Museum is featuring a tribute to the beautiful, functional, and colorful pottery and decorative tile manufactured exclusively on Catalina Island with the 9th Annual Catalina Pottery and Tile Extravaganza.   The extravaganza includes a special exhibition in the

Museum Pottery Exhibit Features Special Reproduction
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Last year pottery collectors Eric and Rose Franco created a limited edition reproduction plate as a fundraiser for the museum during their September Pottery and Tile Extravaganza.  The plates were an enormous success and flew off the shelves and sold

Reyn Spooner and Buoys & Gulls Support Catalina Island Museum
Friday, June 15, 2007
To support the Catalina Island Museum's mission to collect, preserve and share Catalina's wonderful cultural heritage, Reyn Spooner and Buoys & Gulls have joined together to produce a limited edition shirt called Avalon Summer Shores, featuring many key historical landmarks

Museum’s 20th Annual Silent Film Benefit a Success!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
On Saturday, June 2nd, the Catalina Island Museum hosted it's 20th Annual Silent Film Benefit, honoring the Island's colorful history as one of Hollywood's favorite locations. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary, Avalon's own Robert Salisbury returned to accompany the feature

26 Miles and 50 Years of Music
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Join the Catalina Island Museum on Sunday, July 15, 2007, and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary song, 26 Miles Across the Sea, with two of the original performers from the group that made it famous, as they launch

Island Scholars Visit Mainland Museum
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Catalina Island Museum's Island Scholars recently visited the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum in Wilmington, CA. The Avalon School students have been working with Museum Curator Jeannine Pedersen since October to study the history of Catalina Island and explore

Museum Receives Book Donation
Saturday, May 05, 2007
The Museum received a very generous donation from author William S. White recently. Author of three Catalina history books, White has gifted his entire stock of his latest title: The Wrigley Family: A Legacy of Leadership in Santa Catalina

Farnsworth Family Artifacts Donated
Monday, April 30, 2007
The Catalina Island Museum recently received a significant donation of artifacts from the Jim Van Vorhis Family. Jim is the great grandson of Samuel Farnsworth (who engineered and built the stagecoach road to the Island's interior in the late

20th Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit - Step Back to the 1920’s
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
On Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00pm the Catalina Island Museum will host the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Silent Film Benefit. Every year, the event pays homage to Catalina's heritage as one of Hollywood's favorite locations and functions as

History’s Never Looked This Good!
Monday, April 09, 2007
Thanks to Reyn Spooner and Buoys & Gulls, history's never been this much fun or looked this good! Reyn Spooner's new limited edition shirt, Avalon Summer Shores, features familiar Catalina historical images and 10% of the sale proceeds of

No Trip Like This!
Friday, March 16, 2007
Travel Around the Island with Catalina Express founder. On May 1st, join the Catalina Island Museum for a once in a lifetime experience and circumnavigate Catalina Island with Doug Bombard, founder of Catalina Express. The adventure begins when you board the

California Association of Museums Visits Catalina Island
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Over 400 representatives from museums across the state gathered at the Coast Hotel in Long Beach for a 3-day conference sponsored by the California Association of Museums (CAM). Catalina Island Museum's Executive Director Stacey Otte and Event & Marketing

Museum Announces Raffle Winner!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce the results of the "Sweetheart of a Deal" raffle, a drawing to win the entire Inn on Mt. Ada for one night, including meals and golf carts! On February 14th, Museum

Museum Celebrates Catalina’s Plein Air Painting Tradition
Sunday, February 04, 2007
From January 27 through June 3, 2007, the Catalina Island Museum will celebrate Catalina's Plein Air painting tradition with a special exhibition featuring rarely seen works on loan from private collectors. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of

Wanted: People Who Love Catalina!
Monday, January 22, 2007
Wanted: friendly, enthusiastic people who love Catalina Island! If you enjoy Catalina Island and all it has to offer - why not consider becoming a docent at the Catalina Island Museum and sharing your appreciation with others? Docents have the

A Real “Sweetheart of a Deal”
Friday, January 19, 2007
For a limited time, the Catalina Island Museum is offering the opportunity to win the entire Inn on Mt. Ada for one night! The prize includes meals and golf carts, and the winner chooses the night of their stay. Originally

Holiday Events A Success!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
For the second year in a row the Catalina Island Museum was fortunate to be joined by actress June Lockhart for our holiday events. After introducing a screening of the original 1947 edition of Miracle on 34th Street, Miss Lockhart

Winter Hours at the Museum
Monday, January 01, 2007
Beginning Thursday, January 4, 2007, the Catalina Island Museum will be open Monday through Wednesday and Friday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The Museum galleries and store will be closed on Thursdays for annual maintenance, docent training and

Over 550 Avalon Students Visit the Museum!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
The Catalina Island Museum invited all Avalon students to visit the museum for a docent-guided tour of the museum while the exhibit, The Lancer Legacy: A History of Avalon Schools, was still on display. The exhibit was curated by

Closing Soon! The Lancer Legacy: A Student History of Avalon Schools
Monday, December 11, 2006
Curated by Avalon's own 6th Grade Island Scholars, The Lancer Legacy: A Student History of Avalon Schools explores the history of the Island's public school from its very beginning at the turn of the last century through the present day.

Museum Kicks off the Holiday Season
Monday, December 11, 2006
On December 2nd the Catalina Island Museum kicked off the Holiday Season with a series of special events for the entire family. The celebrations began on Saturday afternoon, when approximately 150 people enjoyed a special screening of Miracle on 34th Street

Museum Honors Volunteers
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Avalon, CA-On Monday, November 20th, the Catalina Island Museum held their annual Volunteer Recognition Party. Hosted by the Catalina Island Yacht Club, the event gave hardworking volunteers a chance to relax and mingle for an evening, enjoying delicious appetizers,

Museum Kicks of the Holiday Season with a Series of Special Events
Monday, November 20, 2006
On Saturday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m., in the Avalon Theatre, the Catalina Island Museum will host a special holiday film screening featuring the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, Gene Lockhart,

Museum Telethon A Rousing Success!
Monday, October 23, 2006
The 5th Annual Catalina Island Museum telethon was the most entertaining to date. For three hours the Museum galleries became a television studio, and hosts Wayne Griffin and Oley Olsen brought humor and energy to the evening while Executive Director

Watch Your Friends and Neighbors on TV!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Help preserve Catalina's unique history while enjoying the best in Island entertainment. Watch the 5th Annual Catalina Island Museum Telethon on Wednesday, October 18, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Channel 3. The Telethon is a showcase for

Islanders Visit Actor Gregory Harrison
Sunday, October 08, 2006
A group of eight Island residents made an excursion to Long Beach last Sunday, October 8th to watch a matinee performance of the dynamic stage show Chicago, starring local boy turned handsome actor Gregory Harrison. Harrison had recently visited with

8th Annual Pottery and Tile Extravaganza
Monday, August 28, 2006
From September 1 - 30, 2006, the Catalina Island Museum offers a tribute to the beautiful, functional, and colorful pottery and decorative tile manufactured exclusively on Catalina Island with the 8th Annual Catalina Pottery and Tile Extravaganza. The

Calling all Old Timers, August 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
The Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce the return of its popular Old Timers Award program. This program is the Museum's chance to identify and recognize residents who have lived in our community for a minimum of 25

Local Artist Offers Tile-Making Demonstrations at Museum
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
This summer the Catalina Island Museum has joined forces with local tile artist Robin Cassidy of Silver Canyon Tile Company to offer weekly tile-making demonstrations in the Museum's galleries. The tile-making demonstrations will take place on Wednesday afternoons from

Free Summer Craft Activity Offered
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Thanks to a grant from a donor of the Catalina Island Museum, kids will be treated to free crafts activities all summer long. Blanny Avalon Hagenah was pleased to fund a new program being implemented by the Museum which

Author Brian Fagan to Lecture and Sign New Publication
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Join the Catalina Island Museum and archeologist Brian Fagan for an entertaining and informative discussion of Fagan's new book Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of the New World. This exciting event will take place on Friday,

New Exhibit Celebrates History of Avalon Schools
Monday, June 12, 2006
On Thursday afternoon 56 students graduated from Avalon High School joining the proud ranks of Lancer alumni near and far. Unlike their contemporaries on the mainland, many of these students have attended school on the same campus and with

Museum celebrates Island’s Hollywood Heritage
Thursday, June 08, 2006
On Saturday, June 3rd the Catalina Island Museum hosted its 19th Annual Silent Film Benefit, celebrating the colorful history as one of Hollywood's favorite locations and grossing over $35,000 for the Museum. Nearly 400 people chose to forgo the

The Lancer Legacy: A Student History of Avalon Schools
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
This year the Sixth Grade Island Scholars undertook an ambitious project - their goal: to discover how Avalon Schools and its students have changed over time. Since September, this small group of honor roll students has been working with

19th Annual Silent Film Benefit to feature SHOW PEOPLE
Friday, March 10, 2006
Discover the glamour of the silent-era at the Catalina Island Museum's 19th Annual Silent Film Benefit on Saturday June 3, at 1:00 p.m. The event is a celebration of Catalina's heritage as one of Hollywood's favorite locations. This year's

Museum Celebrates Catalina’s Plein Air Painting Tradition
Friday, January 27, 2006
From January 28 through April 30 2006, the Catalina Island Museum will celebrate Catalina's Plein Air painting tradition with a colorful special exhibition featuring rarely seen works on loan from private collectors. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement

Calling all Old Timers, January 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
The Catalina Island Museum is pleased to announce the return of its popular Old Timers Award program. This program is the Museum's chance to identify and recognize residents who have lived in our community for a minimum of 25

Museum Kicks of the Holiday Season with a Series of Special Events
Sunday, November 06, 2005
On Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m., the Catalina Island Museum will host a special holiday film screening featuring the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge. The 69-minute film is one of the

Remembering Catalina’s Role in World War II
Thursday, October 13, 2005
November 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. the Catalina Island Museum will host a special program at Avalon City Hall commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and exploring the Island's unique role during the conflict.

7th Annual Pottery and Tile Extravaganza
Thursday, August 25, 2005
From August 30 - October 2, 2005, the Catalina Island Museum will celebrate our artistic heritage with a tribute to the beautiful, functional and colorful pottery and decorative tile manufactured on the Island. The Museum's 7th Annual Catalina Pottery

“A Christmas Carol” with June Lockhart
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. there will be a special screening of Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol (1938), starring Reginald Owen and Gene Lockhart, with a personal introduction by June Lockhart who made her screen debut

New Special Exhibition Explores Island’s Role in WWII
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
The Catalina Island Museum's newest special exhibition From Resort Community to Military Station: Catalina During World War II opens Friday, July 1. Curated by Jeannine Pedersen, this temporary exhibit examines the ways in which the Island was transformed as

Museum’s Hollywood Tribute a Rousing Success!
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
On Saturday, June 4th the Catalina Island Museum hosted its annual Hollywood Tribute, a day long celebration of the Island's colorful history as one of Hollywood's favorite locations. The day began with a heart-felt tribute to long time island resident Robert

Singer Bruce Belland of “The Four Preps” to launch new CD at Museum’s Annual Hollywood Tribute.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th the doors to the historic Casino Ballroom will open for a lively Big Band Dance and Silent Auction as part of the Catalina Island Museum's Annual Hollywood Tribute. Guests can dance the

Catalina Island Museum Salutes award winning theatre organist Robert D. Salisbury
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Join the Catalina Island Museum on Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m. for the Museum's 18th Annual Silent Film Benefit. This year's program will feature family favorite Peter Pan staring Betty Bronson. Released by Paramount Pictures in

New Museum Website
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Thanks to a donation from a marketing firm the Catalina Island Museum has a brand new website. Alan Peterson, CEO of The Peterson Group, who also donated the creation of the museum's logo and stationery two years ago, just

Museum Salutes Catalina’s Hollywood Heritage
Thursday, March 31, 2005
The Catalina Island Museum invites you to attend its annual Hollywood Tribute on Saturday, June 4, 2005. This exciting, day-long special event is a salute to the Island's colorful history as one of Hollywood's favorite locations. This year's

Watch Your Friends and Neighbors on TV!
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Help preserve Catalina's unique history while enjoying the best in Island entertainment. Watch the 4th Annual Catalina Island Museum Telethon on Monday, March 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Channel 3. The Telethon is a showcase for the

Museum Opens New Research Center
Monday, January 31, 2005
The Catalina Island Museum invites the community to a public open house celebrating its new Research Center at 220 Metropole Avenue on Friday, February 18, 2005 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Research Center is the first major expansion

Special Exhibits Calendar 2005
Monday, January 24, 2005
This fall the Catalina Island Museum will offer two exciting special exhibitions focusing on the Island's artistic side. Though Catalina is well known for its scenic beauty and small town charm, many people are unaware of the variety of

Plein Air Exhibit Extended through February 6, 2005
Thursday, January 20, 2005
The 4th Annual Catalina Island Plein Air Painting Exhibition at the Catalina Island Museum has been extended through February 6, 2004. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Paining the popular exhibit features over twenty Catalina

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