Virtual Lectures

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February 25th, 2021

Virtual Programming 

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 learn more about the HBSCA on their website.

Click here to watch a documentary about the HBSCA by Rick Koenig. 

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Hermosa Beach Sister City Association

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October 29th, 2020

Virtual Programming 

Join the HBHS and our special Halloween presentation with presenter Chris Miller for some spooky stories from the South Bay!

Turn off the lights, and try not to get too scared! 

 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Chris Miller

Dave Lucero

Laura Brodeur

Larry Hudson

Brigid Dowd

Jan Dennis

Jill Costley

Will Watson

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our Website.

Chris Miller

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July 23rd, 2020

Virtual Programming 

Award-winning musician, composer, and music historian Willie Aron presents an overview of the history, and enduring impact of, jazz in Los Angeles. From Jelly Roll Morton and Lionel Hampton to Ornette Coleman and Kamasi Washington, from Central Avenue and Hermosa Beach’s famed Lighthouse Cafe to the World Stage, we explored the faces, places and sounds that have impacted musicians and music lovers alike for over a century.

 

WILLIE'S READING LIST:

 

Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles

Clora Bryant, and others.

Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles 1921-1956 (Rhino Records) - Cd box set (Booklet notes are fantastic)

California Soul: Music of African-Americans in the West - Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Eddie S. Meadows

West Coast Jazz - Ted Gioia 

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Willie Aron

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January 7th, 2021

Virtual Programming 

Join us in the new year for a presentation on some of our latest additions to the Hermosa Beach Museum Collections & Archives, led by our HBHS Collections Volunteers and Staff. While our museum doors were closed to visitors most of 2020, we were able to accomplish some exciting collections work that we would like to share with our community.

Click here to support the HBHS by making a donation today. 

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

HBHS Staff & Volunteers

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September 24th, 2020

Virtual Programming 

Join the HBHS and our September speaker Domenic Priore to explore the history of surf music in the South Bay from 1960-1965.

In the wake of surfboards becoming lighter... from wood planks to polyurethane... Teenagers during the early 1960s had a great, big, beautiful tomorrow to look forward to in the South Bay of Los Angeles. The new popularity of surfing during the late '50 lead immediately into kids, just getting their chops together on guitars, saxophones and drums, to form bands to play at the dances where High School-aged surfers met.

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Click Here!

DOMENIC'S PUBLICATIONS:

 

Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier

Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood

Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Domenic Priore

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June 18th, 2020

Virtual Programming 

Corinne Heyning Laverty presents a stunning slide show featuring beautiful color and historic photographs of California’s eight Channel Islands and the pre-WWII scientific expeditions that went out to them. 

To read Corinne's book it is available for purchase:

Online through the University of Utah Press. (At check out, add both the ebook and book into your cart, and use the code VIRTUALISLANDS for a discount.)

At PAGES in Manhattan Beach (please contact PAGES ahead of time for their most up to date shopping experience.)

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Corinne Laverty

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November, 2020

Virtual Programming 

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 watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Julia Bogany

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August 20th, 2020

Virtual Programming 

If you like the dramatic plots of China Town or Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, then you’ll love the striking (and real) story of Southern California’s Pacific Electric Railway Cars. For our August presentation we were joined by Jared Nigro, Chief Operations Officer of the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation. Jared walked us through the beginnings of the Pacific Electric Railway, to their height and ultimate end in Southern California- specifically, the Hermosa and Redondo Beach areas.

To learn more about the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation and their current programing, check out their website by clicking here!

CLICK HERE to watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel.

Jared Nigro

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