Long Beach Cemeteries
Nine graveside stories bring Long Beach history to life.
The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) proudly presents its 19th annual historical tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city. The Cemetery Tour is a unique daytime family event.
One night a year spirits dead n’ gone rise up to walk the earth trying to find their way home. These wandering spirits are lost in limbo as penance for something they’ve left undone in life, unless they can find a sympathetic ear to life the burden.
Photo by Swoop
The HSLB proudly presents its 17th annual historical tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city. The Cemetery Tour is a unique, engaging, educational and entertaining daytime family event. Visitors will be taken back in time to learn about those whose names are etched in stone – and in some cases, in the streets, parks and neighborhoods that bear their names.
In an effort to have Long Beach remember those who serve our country in the military, the Long Beach Rosie the Riveter Foundation and the City of Long Beach are launching the Long Beach Hometown Heroes Banners project on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 9am.
On Saturday, October 29, 2011 The HSLB proudly presents its 16th annual historical tour of the two oldest cemeteries in the city, Long Beach Municipal & Sunnyside Cemeteries. This year graveside stories commemorate several important centennial anniversaries – the Port, the first transcontinental flight, women’s voting rights in California, the Long Beach Day Nursery and the formation of the city’s Water Department.
Yes, the Historical Society of Long Beach is looking for a few “lively” corpses. Exciting open auditions for male and female “actors” to perform as deceased characters during the city’s 14th Annual Cemetery Tour are being held Thursday, September 24 from 4 p.m.
As the region continues to prepare for a major water shortage, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and the Board of Water Commissioners announced last month that the City of Long Beach will save an additional thirteen million gallons of water each year by shifting from potable to recycled water for citywide street sweeping operations.