Illustrating History

Artwork of John T. Hales

Exhibition Now Open

This summer come see many of John T. Hales’ sketches and artwork as well as his own words on the meaning of the images of the Hermosa City Seal.


John T. Hales (1916-2005) devoted his life and art to capture the true essence of Hermosa.  As an artist and local historian, Hales helped preserve history and left an indelible mark upon the city.


The exhibit will display design sketches from the Hermosa Beach Museum Collections and Archives and two artwork pieces. The exhibit will open on June 7th and will remain open through the Summer.

This Exhibition is organized by the staff of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society & Museum with material from the Hermosa Beach Collections and Archives.

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