Long Beach Historical Society of Long Beach
For three years the Historical Society of Long Beach has been preparing for an exhibition chronicling the effects of the fateful day when the Japanese Empire attacked the United States Naval Fleet, 75 years ago. The 1941 attack drew the United States into World War II and changed the city, its infrastructure, economy, and its community forever.
At the dawn of the 20th Century Long Beach was growing, attracting newcomers from all over the country looking for a fresh start or retirement along the mild Southern California coast. And so did grow the number of those folks needing a final resting place; such is life.
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.
The Historical Society of Long Beach and LBCC’s Long Beach Community Studies Project host their third Long Beach Community Studies Conference on April 26, 2014. The Conference presents an enticing schedule that covers a broad range of topics related to the history of the city and its neighborhoods.
High Tide Quartet
Ninety-three year old Elinor Otto, who is still working as a Spar Mechanic at Boeing, is the oldest living and still working Rosie the Riveter. Otto will be honored along with 12 other women leaders at The Third Annual We Can Do It!
The HSLB will host its 51st annual meeting on Wed, May 8th at 5:15 at 4260 Atlantic Ave. Following the business meeting, the HSLB will dedicate its gallery in honor of the first members of its Legacy Guild.
During this dedication event, the HSLB will unveil “The Lee Anderson & Evan Anderson Braude Gallery.” This gallery houses its Historical Newspaper Collection which includes bound volumes of The Press-Telegram and several other mastheads dating back to the late 1800s.
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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.
On September 14, the Historical Society of Long Beach celebrates the opening of its latest exhibit entitled: Happy Days Long Beach: Bar & Lounge Exhibition which includes more than 30 bar and lounge images, along with drink menus, coasters, matchbooks and bar related artifacts spanning the years from 1897 to 1979.
The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) has launched a project to collect, preserve and present the history of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The project, which got underway in July, has convened a steering committee which will oversee the completion of an exhibit, the compilation of oral histories and the production of a video documentary.
The Long Beach Day Nursery historical exhibit will be on display until the end of December 2012, at the Historical Society of Long Beach.
More than 200 guests attended an opening evening reception of the 100th Anniversary Historical Exhibit of Long Beach Day Nursery (LBDN) at the Historical Society of Long Beach last month.