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January 20th, 2022

Happy Hour with History
6:30 PM

SAVE THE DATE

Book Presentation & Signing

More Details and ticketing reservation information to follow

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October 2nd, 2021

Hermosa Harmony Festival
Booth Volunteers

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society will be hosting a booth at the Hermosa Harmony Festival, between 10th and 11th Street on the sand.

To sign up as a volunteer and claim your free ticket, click here!

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July 24th, 2021

Docent Training  Workshop
10- 12 pm

Interested in becoming a docent? Join us at the Museum for a workshop to learn more about our most important volunteer team at the Museum. All are welcome, no experience necessary!

RSVP to Museum Staff at:

hermosabeachmuseum@gmail.com

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June 17th, 2021

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us for our June webinar on Los Angeles Car Culture with guest panelists Alec Carlson, Anne Williams, and Tom Zimmerman! We will hit the road with our panelists to explore our history with cars, and how the joy of driving has brought all of us together. We will also get a glimpse into a new generation of LA car enthusiasts who are already busy in their garages making history today. Click here to watch this presentation online today!

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March 18th, 2021

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us online in March as representatives from the Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach Historical Societies team up to present a history of their beach city piers! Click here to watch this presentation online today!

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November, 2020

Virtual Lecture Series

- Available Online- 

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum is proud to present our annual Tongva Experience Field Trip virtually for our Hermosa Beach 4th Grade Students this year. We would like to thank the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club for sponsoring this program.

 

We are thrilled to welcome back Julia Bogany, a Tribal Council Member and the Cultural Consultant for the Tongva-Gabrielino, the native people of the South Bay. Julia will be sharing the history, stories, and culture of the Tongva Tribe with our students to help fulfill their California History educational requirement.

Click here to take this field trip online!

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August 20th, 2020

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us online for the third installment of our virtual lecture series, featuring Jared Nigro from the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation on the story of Southern California's Pacific Electric Railway Cars. Spots are limited, so register on Zoom to secure yours today! Click here to learn more about this past presentation!

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April 4th, 2020

Docent Training

10:00am- POSTPONED

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum for our 2020 Docent Training Class. We welcome all members in the community to attend, and empower you to become a steward of history today by joining our amazing docent team! Please RSVP to hbhs.erickson@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. 

Volunteer Appreciation

January 12, 2020

Volunteer Appreciation Reception

11:00am

A huge thanks to everyone who keeps our Museum running all year long, and to the McNally Family for hosting at their home!

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November 9, 2019

80's Night

Gala Event

6:00pm

Join us at St. Cross Church for our Annual Gala Fundraising Event!

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November 13th, 2021

Exhibition Opening
6:30 PM

Thank you for joining us at the Hermosa Beach Community Center to celebrate the life of the late photographer and artist Robi Hutas.

 

To see the video presentation that was shared in the Community Theatre, click here!

This exhibition will be on display through March of 2022.

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September 3-6, 2021

Hermosa Beach Fiesta Locale
Booth Volunteers

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society was pleased to participate in the 2021 Fiesta Hermosa Locale by hosting an educational booth in the Garden.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered- it was wonderful to see our community once again out and about in Hermosa!

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July 22nd, 2021

Happy Hour with History
6:30-8 pm

Welcome back to Happy Hour with History at the Hermosa Beach Museum!

This month we will be joined by professional skateboarder Cindy Whitehead to explore the history of skateboarding in Hermosa Beach from the 1960's to present day.

Click here to watch a recording of this presentation!

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May 22nd, 2021

Exhibition Opening
11 AM- 4 pm

We are proud to announce the opening of our first ever Student Curated Exhibition SKATEBOARDING, THEN by HBHS Collections Volunteer Dylan Lombardo.

This exhibition will be on display through summer 2021, and can be explored during our standard hours of operation. Click here to learn more about this exhibit!​​

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February 25th, 2021

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us in February for a presentation on the history of Loreto, Hermosa Beach's sister city in Baja California Sur, Mexico. We will also explore the story behind how these two beach towns came together in 1967, and how the Hermosa Beach Sister City Association has built a United States Congressionally Recognized Program that continues to impact the community of Loreto today. Click here to read watch this presentation online today!

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October 29th, 2020

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join the Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum on October 29th at 6:30 PM to hear some chilling stories set in our very own Hermosa Beach and South Bay Communities. You can register for free on zoom. Some of the tales are based on local legends, some are based on first hand accounts, and some are just for fun! Click here to watch our spooky program from the month of October!

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July 23rd, 2020

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us online for the second installment of our virtual lecture series, featuring Willie Aron and the history of Jazz in Los Angeles. Spots are limited, so register on Zoom to secure yours today! Click here to learn more about this past presentation.

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March 6, 2020

Documentary Screening

6:00pm

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum to celebrate our new exhibition, and enjoy film documentary GOING ATTRACTIONS by local producer April Wright in the Community Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.

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December 13, 2019

Warren Miller's Timeless

6:00pm

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum for a reception at 5:30pm, and a screening in the Community Theatre at 7:30 to celebrate the life and work of Warren Miller.

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October 30th, 2021

CARRIE
Screening- Teen Event

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum for a screening of CARRIE.

FREE ADMISSION - $2 for pizza

Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

This event is hosted by students from Mira Costa and Redondo Union High Schools.

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August 5th, 2021

Happy Hour with History
6:00-7:30 pm

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society and {pages} a bookstore and are pleased to present an evening celebrating the launch of The Silver Waves of Summer. Join us on Thursday, August 5th at 6 pm along with Michael Scott Moore, Tod Goldberg, Naomi Hirahara, Antoine Wilson, and other contributing authors who will be sharing stories and signing books.

If you purchased a book copy and were unable to pick it up at the event, they will be available for pick up during open hours W-Sun from 2-4 PM.

Click here to watch a recording of this presentation!

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June 27th, 2021

Membership Meeting
3- 5 pm

MEMBERS: please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting at the Museum. We will have limited capacity seating by reservation.

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April 15th, 2021

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us online in April to meet Captain Nancy Caruso. Nancy will tell us the story of her work to protect our local sea life, her community programs that consist of 12,000 school children and more than 250 volunteer divers, and the historical significance of the species she is devoted to restoring. Click here to watch online today!

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January 7th, 2021

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us in January for a presentation on our latest additions to the Hermosa Beach Museum Collections & Archives accessioned in 2020. While our museum doors were closed to visitors, we were able to accomplish some exciting collections work we would like to share with you! This presentation will be led by our HBHS Staff, and Collections Management Volunteers. Click here to watch this presentation online today!

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September 24th, 2020

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us online for the fourth installment of our virtual lecture series, featuring Domenic Priore on South Bay Surf Music from Westchester to Haggerty's, 1960-1965. Spots are limited, so register on Zoom to secure yours today! Click here to learn more about this past presentation. 

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June 18th, 2020

Virtual Lecture Series

6:30pm

Join us online for the first installment of our virtual lecture series, featuring Corinne Laverty and her book North American Galapagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey. Spots are limited, so register on Zoom to secure yours today! Click here to learn more about this past presentation.

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March 5, 2020

EXHIBITION OPENING

6:30pm

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum for the opening of our new temporary exhibition that will explore over 80 years of entertainment in Hermosa Beach. 

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November 16, 2019

CBVA Induction Ceremony & Reception

5:00pm

Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum & Community Theatre to celebrate the inductees for 2019!

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