Skateboarding, Then

A Student Exhibition

by Dylan Lombardo

Saturday May 22nd from 11 AM- 4 PM

The Hermosa Beach Museum is pleased to announce Skateboarding Then, an exhibition about the rise of skateboarding in Hermosa Beach and the South Bay. The presentation marks the first student led exhibition at the Hermosa Beach Museum, curated by our Museum Collections Volunteer Dylan Lombardo.

This exhibition of photographs, film, and objects welcomes back familiar decades of skateboarding. Featured are photographs from our Easy Reader Photographic Collection, objects from the private collection of Cindy Whitehead, and skateboarding film from Gerard Ravel.


Skateboarding in Hermosa Beach is a common thread amongst several generations, from the individuals in the community who pioneered the sport to today’s youth. This exhibition features a glimpse into the world that was ‘skateboarding then’.

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Tickets will have timed entry to control traffic flow and building capacity within the museum.

Masks will be required of all guests.

All guests will be required to have their temperature taken upon entry.

Hand sanitizer will be available for guests and museum personnel throughout the facility.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell, or have been exposed to COVID-19.