Your Place in Local History

Community Oral History Project

Community Oral History Project

The Laguna Woods History Center is working on an ongoing project. We are interviewing leaders to document and preserve our community’s heritage. Please contact us and let us know if you would like to participate.

Jennifer and Cindy Keil of 70 Degrees are interviewing community leaders to collect and protect this history. Jennifer is the Oral Historian and Cindy is their Editor. Each candidate is selected by LWHC for their early history and major contributions to the community. They provide varied perspectives of life in Leisure World which was incorporated into Laguna Woods in 1999. The Keils designed this website which features digital media. These interviews are indexed with OHMS: Oral History Metadata Synchronizer. Use the links below to see the text searchable oral history.


OH01_Morris Meadow_Video

OH01_Morris Meadow_Recording Log

OH01_Morris Meadow_Transcript

OH01_Morris Meadow_OHMS

OH02_Evelyn Shopp Video

OH02_Evelyn Shopp Transcript

OH02 Evelyn Shopp Recording Log

OH02_Evelyn Shopp OHMS
OH 03 Bob Ring Video

OH 03_Bob Ring Transcript

OH03_Bob Ring_Recording Log

OH 03 Bob Ring OMHS


OH 04 Robert Merritt Video

OH 04_Rob Merritt_Transcript

OH 04_Rob Merritt_Recording Log

OH 04 Robert Merritt OHMS
OH 05 Myra Neben Video

OH 05 Myra Neben Transcript

OH 05 Myra Neben Recording Log

OH 05 Myra Neben OHMS

OH 06 Lee Bevilacqua Video

OH 06 Lee Bevilacqua Transcript

OH 06 Lee Bevilacqua Recording Log

OH 06 Lee Bevilacqua OHMS

LAGUNA WOODS HISTORY CENTER gratefully acknowledges 2018 – 2019

SUMMERS & SUMMERS CPA
CENTURY 21 RAINBOW REALTY
RICKY FRENCH COMPUTER SERVICE
EL TORO WATER DISTRICT
NEWPORT EXTERMINATING
VILLAGE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.

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