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 2013
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Date: Sunday, December 15th
Time: 4:00 p.m. - Please come on time. Event lasts less than one
Cost: Free - donations accepted
Questions: Call (310) 328-5392
No Reservations Required
Children of all ages and adults who are young at heart, are invited to the
Torrance Historical Society & Museum for a reading of the holiday classic,
'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Looking dapper with his waxed handlebar mustache, silk lounging jacket and
spats, Michael George, guest historian and THS advisor, will cozy down in an antique wingback chair and delight
listeners with this magical tale.
There will be a surprise visit by Santa.
Each guest will leave with a treat, compliments of COSTCO, and one lucky winner
will go home with a copy of the book - 'Twas the Night before Christmas"!
There also will be opportunity drawings for Beanie Babies.
This event is free, open to the public, and requires no reservations, so bring
a friend -- or two!
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
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.
No reservations required
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.