Projects

Murals on Del Mar –This is a joint project between the Historical Society, the Downtown Business Association, and the City. It involves the creation and installation of tile murals of San Clemente Landmarks on the floor and wall of the walled resting areas along Avenida Del Mar, commonly called “bulbouts.” The project was begun in 2009 and so far we have eight of the fourteen murals installed.  To read an article about the installation of the first murals click here.

Living History – This project involves video recording interviews with long time San Clemente residents to capture their memories of long ago San Clemente. 

Fishcarts to Fiestas – This is a San Clemente history book written in 1975 by members of the Historical Society for third grade students. We have provided enough copies so that every student in every third grade class would have one to use since it was written. Click here to read more about Fishcarts to Fiestas.

 

Beach Club Weather Vane – When the Beach Club was built in 1927, it had a wonderful weather vane featuring a swimmer diving into a wave. It has been missing for longer than anyone can remember. We are working on creating a replica to replace the lost one. 

 

Website – We are updating the content and aesthetics of our website to have it be more useful and pleasing to viewers.

Newsletter – We currently send out a monthly e-mail to the membership. We are working on raising it to the level of a newsletter.

San Clemente Story – This booklet is a brief history of Ole Hanson and his founding of San Clemente. First written in 1975, it was updated in 1999. We undertook a third edition last year which is now available. Each new Member receives a copy.

Walking and Driving Tour – This project involved hunting down the digital information from the original printing in 2003, reconstructing lost data and updating the brochure. These maps  are available at our monthly booth on Avenida Del Mar or by contacting us.

Museum and Archives -Our museum closed in 2005. We have had our collection in storage since then. We wish to reopen the museum and are searching for a suitable location.