'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2007
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free - donations accepted
Location: Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
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.
Councilman Paul Nowatka will cozy down in an antique wingback chair and
delight listeners with this magical tale. And . . . there will be a surprise
visit by Santa, too!
Each guest will leave with a treat, and one lucky winner will go home
with a copy of the book - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!
This event is free, open to the public, and requires no reservations, so bring a
friend -- or two! If you have any questions, we're just a phone call away at
Rock Around the Block
Thursday, July 19, 2007
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - IN-N-OUT Burger wagon available. Burger wagon
will close earlier if food is sold out
Free event - donations accepted
Fee $6.25 for cheeseburger/burger, chips and soda or for cheese
sandwich, chips and
Food coupon must be presented to the IN-N-OUT burger wagon and can be
purchased at the "burger desk" in front of the Museum at the event.
Burgers and cheese sandwiches will be made and sold until either sell
out or 7:00 p.m. Please arrive early due limited availability.
Torrance Historical Society & Museum in conjunction with the
Old Torrance Neighborhood Association
will celebrate Torrance's All
America City award of the 1950's for the third time.
View vintage cars on display along Post Avenue, courtesy of
the Cruisin' 50's Car Club.
Dance in the street to 50's music, and munch burgers or cheese
sandwiches from the
burger wagon. View museum exhibits featuring the
telegram from President Eisenhower, along with the All America City
logo. And check out the Torrance
yearbooks and other special
exhibits. Sign up to participate in the special Hula Hoop, bubble gum
blowing and pie eating contests and watch and listen to the "USO style"
Annual Meeting and Board Installation
Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fire Station No. 1
Our guest speaker will be Chief DeYoung, Retired TFD Fire Chief.
THS Members only
Members must RSVP along with their payment and it must be received at the
Museum by Tuesday, May 22nd.
Seating is limited; call as soon as you receive your invitation for
Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted.
Reservations will only be accepted after invitations are mailed.
Note: There are a number of stairs and no elevators at the fire station.
A documentary film by Robert Horsting & Craig Yahata followed
by a panel discussion
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Community Meeting Room
3301 Torrance Blvd.
Call (310) 618-5959 - Reference Department
In 2004, when the Ted Tanouye Memorial was dedicated in Torrance on the
60th anniversary of Ted's heroic action on Hill 140, eight
ethnically diverse high school students began to research his story and
that of his family incarcerated in Jerome, Arkansas. What starts as a
quest for the history of their local (and national) hero of the highly
decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, quickly develops into a
universal story about how a people's struggle for acceptance as
Americans and one man's action 60 years earlier can profoundly affect
the lives of today's youth.
This free event for adults and teens is sponsored by the Ted Tanouye
Memorial Foundation, Go For Broke National Education Center, Torrance
Historical Society & Museum, and Torrance Public Library, and is
presented in conjunction with the Torrance Cultural Services Division's
"Works in Progress" series.
"All Gussied Up!"
Celebrating Women's History Month
Join us for a book signing and presentation on the History of Burlesque
Discretion advised - Adults only!
Sunday, March 24, 2007
Book Signing - 2:00 p.m.
Presentation/Film - 3:00 p.m.
$ 5.00 donation
Book purchase is additional
Refreshments courtesy of COSTCO - Torrance
The Torrance Historical Society celebrates Women's History Month by
honoring the memory of Gussie Kriss - one of the most successful
designers of burlesque costumes, and long-time Torrance resident.
Liz Goldwyn, documentary filmmaker and author of "Pretty Things - The
Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens" will sign her book, and
take you back to a time when the hourglass figure was in vogue and
striptease was an art form.
Book signing will be followed by a unique presentation including the
screening of "Pretty Things" - her HBO documentary on American
Burlesque Queens that was eight years in the making.
Note: Signed copies of this book are available for sale at
Borders Book Store, 3700 Torrance Bl, just east of Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance
while supplies last.
Louis Zamperini and Torrance High School Celebrates 90 Years of Life
Saturday, January 27, 2007
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Torrance High School
2200 W Carson St. in Torrance
Born on January 26, 1917, Louis Zamperini championed his way into
becoming a hometown hero, and put Torrance on the map.
Louis Zamperini's Mission
"To inspire and help people by leading a life of good example, quiet
strength, and perpetual influence."
Built in 1917, Torrance High School opened its doors on September 11,
and has provided many generations with the gift of education.
Torrance High School Motto
"Enter to learn ... Go forth to serve."
The schedule of events included guided tours of the campus, flyover by
Torrance Air Classics, Torrance High School Jazz Band Concert,
presentations to Louis in the WPA Auditorium and a reception in the
Main Library. Pat Couter, Raytheon Vice President and voice of the
Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade was Emcee.
This event was made possible by the "90th Birthday Committee" which
consisted of the Torrance Historical Society & Museum, Torrance
High School, Torrance High School Alumni Association, City of Torrance,
Pete Zamperini and Save Historic Old Torrance.
The History of the Early Hollywood Riviera
Meet the author and book signing
Saturday, January 21, 2007
Free - donations accepted
Additional charge for book - author will sign and personalize book this
No reservations required
Refreshments compliments of COSTCO - Torrance
Marshall Stewart shared history, photos and
Hollywood Riviera Beach Club memorabilia and signed his book "History
of the Early Hollywood Riviera".
Signed, non personalized copies of this book will be available for sale
at the Museum while supplies last.