There is no charge for events unless otherwise noted. Donations appreciated.
Credit cards and Paypal are not accepted except as noted. Cash and checks are accepted unless
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 2018
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.
Purchase Opportunity Tickets for Gourmet Progressive Dinner Until November
What: Gourmet Progressive Dinner for Six We'll be serving a Farm-to-Table
Menu in three Historic Homes -- all within a three-block radius between
Engracia Ave. & El Prado Ave in downtown, Historic Old Torrance.
When is the Drawing? Thursday, November 8, 2018. You need not be present
to win. You will be contacted if you are the winner.
How much are the opportunity tickets? $10 each or 3 for $25 - Only cash or
check (payable to "Torrance Historical Society")
Tickets are available for purchase in the Museum until November 8th.
Hours of the Museum: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays - 1:00 - 4:00pm
Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Ave (at Cravens, across the street from Rudy's and The Flower Shop)
Downtown, Historic Torrance
Dinner Date: Dinner will be served Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Sips & Nips:
You'll start with "swanky" appetizers prepared with Torrance Farmers' Market
ingredients served fireside in a 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival home where
former Mayor Eisen once dined. Beer (compliments of the Red Car) and wine
provided will be served.
Six of you will sit down to a Farm-to-Table dinner in 1936 Spanish Colonial
Revival home where Margaret May Massie, Torrance pioneer, civic leader and
sponsor of the Torrance Junior Woman's Club used to host bridge games
benefiting the Torrance Woman's Club.
After dinner, we'll walk two blocks to where you'll enjoy homemade
dessert in a 1939 white Spanish Colonial Revival home where Torrance
Rotary Anns once held meetings in the very rooms in which you'll be
sipping Kona coffee and after-dinner liquors.
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. Pulluup 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 11th, 2018
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: torranchhistoricalsociety.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