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All events are at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum unless otherwise noted.

Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Avenue (at Cravens)
Torrance, CA 90501
310-328-5392

Free, on-street parking is available on Post and Cravens within steps of the Museum.




Events in 2014



Book Signing with Roger Owens the Peanut Man from Dodger Stadium

Overhand, underhand and around his back -- he'll be there pitching peanuts, telling tales, and signing his book

The Perfect Pitch - Life Story of the Famous Peanut

What: Book Signing with Roger Owens, the Peanut Man from Dodger Stadium
When: Sunday, November 9th
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: The Torrance Historical Society & Museum
Cost: No Charge - Donations accepted. Book can be purchased at the museum with cash or check.
More info: (310) 328-5392

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come / first-served basis. No reservations required.


Sparkle & Shine

Miss Maureen O'Donnell will give a presentation on how to care for your silver -- just in time for the holidays!

What: Presentation by THS member and former Torrance City Councilperson, Miss Maureen O'Donnell on how to care for your silver.
When: Sunday, November 16th
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: The Torrance Historical Society & Museum
Cost: No Charge - Donations accepted.
More info: (310) 328-5392

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis. No reservations required.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas Reading

When: Sunday, December 14th - 4:00 PM
Location:Torrance Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Avenue, Old Torrance
Cost: No charge. Donations accepted.


Events in 2015


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.and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Tour leaves from the front of the Museum
Wear comfy walking shoes.  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 Historic Places
  • 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 building
  • 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.


Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers

Further information to be announced. This event is normally held the first or second Sunday in June.