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Events in 2021

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 for you!

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:

And . . . stroll downtown Torrance, the original footprint of the City, and check out the Centennial Banners on the light poles.

centennial banner  

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!

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 otherwise noted.

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

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 Museum.

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