Beginning, Sunday, July 11, 2021, The Torrance Historical Society &
Museum will be open every Sunday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, through
September 2021. Come October 2021, we'll revisit resuming our regular
Museum hours - Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM,
and event schedules.
If you have research to do, we are available by appointment.
There has been a core team of behind-the-scenes volunteers working
to . . . clean the museum; put up new displays and refresh old ones;
reorganize our photo collection; repair fragile newspapers, documents
and maps; archive documents and City history, and MUCH more. Lead by
Museum Curator Janet Payne, let's give a round of applause to Tom
Brewer, Cleoan Ferm, Lynda Kraemer, Marci Long, Mike Maiuri, Fern Ruiz
& Paul Wisman - thanks, Team! Speaking of Janet Payne, she will be
docenting in the Museum Sunday, July 11, 2021.
We will have refreshing ice water, sweet treats (brownie bites and
lemon drops), a friendly "Hello, and welcome back!" we'll be waiting
Also, we invite you to stop by the Katy Geissert Library to checkout their
new display Celebrating 100 Years of Incorporation - 1921 - 2021 in
the case located in the front lobby. Some items on display include . . .
- Photo of Jared Sidney Torrance - our City's Founder
- Photo of George Proctor - our City's first "Mayor"
- Newspaper article highlighting reasons Torrance wanted to
incorporate - including so people didn't have to travel two miles to Lomita to vote!
- Copy of the certificate from the State of California showing
the certified resolution of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors re:
incorporation of Torrance as a city of the sixth class, and more!
You can also celebrate this milestone by experiencing all that Torrance
has to offer. Each week the City will release 10 new experiences for
you to enjoy: www.TorranceCA.gov/100yearsincorporation
And . . . stroll downtown Torrance, the original footprint of the City,
and check out the Centennial Banners on the light poles.
Just in case you missed our Annual Meeting in June 2021 which featured
City Manager Emeritus LeRoy Jackson giving the History of the City's
Centennial of Incorporation - 1921 - 2021, you can view the recorded
meeting here. LeRoy Jackson's presentation starts at 19:00. SO much
intriguing and interesting information was shared - it's a MUST SEE!
History is to be celebrated - learn about Torrance's!
Looking forward to seeing you back in the Museum!