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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 2017
Walking Tours of Downtown Torrance
Every fourth Sunday of the month, May, June, July, August, September, and October.
Tour leaves promptly at 1:30 p.m. from the steps of the Museum
and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour covers about eight blocks.
Free - donations accepted.
The docent led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum (1345
Post Avenue) at 1:30 PM, and will point out many of the historic sites and
landmarks of Old Torrance. Guests will also learn about:
- What's in the Torrance Memorial Time capsule (located in the Museum)
- What three Torrance properties are on the National Register of
- Where the new Centennial Time Capsule Plaza is placed
- The original street names of "Torrance Boulevard" and "Post Avenue"
- What famous artist was commissioned to paint a mural on
the side of the Employment Development Department
- About the explosion that helped start Torrance
- Why the first homes built for the executives were rented, not sold
- What building was originally intended for the site where
Torrance High School now stands
- How Torrance broke away from the Los Angeles Unified School District
- Why Torrance does not have a cemetery
The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks - the walk is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. It's
open to the public, requires no reservations, and is
hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month,
May - October. Comfortable walking shoes are
recommended. You're invited to bring your camera, and a friend.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
What: 6th Annual Summer Stroll - docent-led walking tour of Old Torrance
Historic Buildings and a taste of what is inside.
You will tour some of the hip restaurants in Old Torrance for a sip & a snack,
and a peek into the past behind the brick and mortar.
When Torrance was founded 100 years ago, business began to build. Downtown
Torrance, which was in the center of the original footprint of the City, soon
became the heartbeat of the town. A century later, many a business has come
and gone through those old buildings - they each have a story to tell.
Not only will you learn the building's history, we'll show you old photos of
the "before", as you stand in the "now."
When:Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:00PM SHARP! - You must be on time!
Location: Meet at Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post
Who: Adults, 21 years and older only
RSVP: 310.328.5392 or email Debbie Hays: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations honored on a first come/first-served basis. Payment must be
received within 48 hours of reservation in order to hold your spot. This has
been a SOLD-OUT event every year!
Cost: $35.00 per person - Reservations required. Space is limited.
Make checks payable to:
"Torrance Historical Society" No credit or debit cards, no Paypal accepted.
Mail checks to and please include names, phone numbers and email of
Torrance Historical Society
1345 Post Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
All money raised will be used to fund programs and projects for the Torrance
Historical Society & Museum.
Buildings on Tour:The Torrance Historical Society Museum, Red Car
Brewery & Restaurant,
Tortilla Cantina, Kech Cafe., Depot, Local Kitchen, Restoration Kitchen & Wine
and Torrance Bakery.
Info: If you have any questions or would like additional information, please
visit www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org or call the Museum at (310) 328-5392.
Visit With a Veteran
Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our
military -- a celebration to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism,
love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
The Torrance Historical Society invites you, your family, and friends to join
them in honoring our Veterans. Pull up a chair and visit with a Veteran: World
War II, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan
What: Visit with a Veteran
When: Sunday,November 12th, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Torrance Historical Society & Museum - 1345 Post Avenue, (at Cravens),
No RSVP and No Charge: Please come, honor our Veterans and learn something
Info: 310.328.5392 or visit: www.TorranceHistoricalSociety.org
"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of
men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory." -- George S.