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 2014
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
- 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
Late Night Thursdays
When: Thursday, July 17th - Thursday, August 27th
The Museum will be open until 8:00 PM Thursday evenings
(open 1:00 - 8:00PM).
Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post Avenue
Free and open to the public - donations accepted.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please visit
www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org or call the Museum at (310) 328-5392.
What: 3rd 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
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 7th, 6:00PM SHARP! - You must be on
Location: Meet at Torrance Historical Society & Museum, 1345 Post
Who: Adults, 21 years and older only
Cost: $30.00 per person - Reservations required. Space is limited.
Make checks payable to:
"Torrance Historical Society" No credit cards accepted.
Torrance Historical Society
1345 Post Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Buildings on Tour: The Red Car Brewery & Restaurant, Tortilla Cantina,
Buffalo Fire Dept., Antigua Cafe, Keegan's, Just Luigi's, Amore Vino, and
RSVP: 310.328.5392 or email Debbie Hays: email@example.com
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 was a
sold-out event last year.
Info: If you have any questions or would like additional information, please
or call the Museum at (310) 328-5392.
The Torrance Historical Society & Museum presents The Original Torrance Fall
Tour of Historic Homes
Saturday & Sunday, October 11-12, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The primary fund-raiser and signature event for the Torrance Historical
Society & Museum is its biennial Tour of Historic Homes - a long standing
tradition in the City of Torrance since 1980. This event is held on even
years the second weekend in October.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Reading
When: Sunday, December 14th - 4:00 PM
Location:Torrance Historical Society Museum, 1345 Post Avenue, Old Torrance
Cost: Free . Donations accepted