Events in 2006
'Twas the Night before Christmas
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Free - donations accepted
For children of all ages and adults who are young at heart. All
children must be accompanied by an adult.
Each guest will leave with a treat
Looking dapper with his waxed handlebar mustache, silk lounging jacket
and spats, Michael George, guest historian, will cozy down in an
antique wingback chair and delight listeners with this magical tale.
Torrance Historical Society & Museum presents
The Original Torrance Fall Tour of Historic Homes and the new
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 14-15, 2006
Original Fall Tour
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$18 donation per person
-Tour Interiors of Private Historic Homes
-Stroll Tree-lined Streets
-View Antique Automobiles
-Enjoy Complimentary Lemonade and Cookies
-Opportunity to win a Lane Cedar Chest or Recliner Chair
-Advance purchase Not Required
$35 donation per person
Includes Original Fall Tour (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and
exclusive "Sunnydale" Tour. Limited to
50 guests (13 years of age and over) each night - Saturday and Sunday.
Tour leaves promptly at 5:00 p.m. from the Museum. Includes
brochure with candid photos. "Sunnydale" Tour tickets MUST BE
PURCHASED IN ADVANCE: (310) 328-5392.
-Exclusive visit to the T.V. Home of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
-Behind-the Scenes at Buffy's
-Walking Tour of Additional Sites
Proceeds from this fund-raiser support the Torrance Historical Society
& Museum, the Museum's ongoing educational programs, archive
stabilization, Museum exhibits and preservations efforts.
"Images of Aviation - Torrance Airport" by Chuck Lobb
Meet the author and book signing
Sunday, September 24, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$22 donation includes Jared Sidney Torrance bookmark and personalized,
copy of book
No reservations required
Refreshments compliments of Costco - Torrance
"Images of Aviation - Torrance Airport is the first book ever published
on the history of the Torrance Airport. Authored by local historian
Chuck Lobb, the 128-page Torrance Airport book is largely pictorial
with 205 photographs in six chapters and 15,000 words. The Army Corps
of Engineers constructed the field during World War II for four
squadrons of P-38 fighter pilots who flew off to war from the Lomita
Flight Strip, as it was then known.
For over 10 years, Mr. Lobb combed through federal archives and private
collections for vintage photos that told the story of WWII in Torrance,
many published for the first time.
Chuck will be available to autograph and personalize your book on this
Signed, non personalized copies of this book will be available for sale
at the Museum while supplies last.