Historical society hosts spring opening

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is hosting a membership drive during its spring opening this weekend.

The event, which coincides with Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebrations this year, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the society's museum in Lions Park, 1870 Anaheim Ave. New exhibits also will be unveiled.

Hank Panian, a retired Orange Coast College history professor, is the featured guest speaker. The longtime resident will speak about the birth of Costa Mesa at 2:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (949) 631-5918 or visit http://www.costamesahistory.org.

—Bradley Zint

Twitter: @bradleyzint

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