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All events are at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum unless
Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Avenue (at Cravens)
Torrance, CA 90501
Free, on-street parking is available on Post
and Cravens within steps of the
Events in 2016
Torrance Holiday Traditions
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Fee: Free, Donations appreciated.
No Reservations. Seating is limited. First come, first served.
Sleepy Hollow was not the only holiday tradition in
Torrance. From the start, the city saw holiday
celebrations as a way to bring people together.
Explore some of the old traditions that were popular
from the roaring 20s, through the Great Depression
to the boom of the post war years.
We will learn
about Santa's Village on El Prado, the decorating of
Old Torrance shops for the season and the
community Christmas tree.
local historian and former THS Board
member Michael George, combs the old
records to see how folks celebrated the season
"back in the day."
Events in 2017
Meet the Authors - Judith Gerber & Rachel Surls
What: Meet the Author event with Judith Gerber & Rachel Surls.
Judi Gerber is a THS board member, Torrance Library Commissioner, book
author, Torrance Community Garden Instructor and more. She is author of
Farming in Torrance and the South Bay and her latest book written in
conjunction with Rachel Surls is From Cows to Concrete.
Rachel Surls is a
Sustainable Food Sytems Advisor for University of California Extension, Los
Angeles County and Co-Author of From Cows to Concrete.
When: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Torrance Historical Society & Museum
No RSVP and no charge: Free event. No reservations but seating is limited to
first-come / first-served. Fee for book purchase.
Info: 310.328.5392 or visit torrancehistoricalsociety.org.
Both books will be available for signing and purchase (no debit nor credit
Until the 1950's, Los Angeles County was the agricultural center of North
America. Today, few Angelenos realize that so much of the land was once home to
ranchos, orange groves and celery fields. Rachel Surls
and Judith Gerber
reconnect us with LA's farm roots in their new book, From Cows to Concrete:
The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles.