This aerial shot of the #LosAltos shopping center (at the corner of Bellflower Blvd. and Stearns St.) was taken during construction on 08/15/1955. At the top off the image you can see the future location of the @csulongbeach #pyramid and #CarpenterPerformingArtsCenter . Below that you can see #MinnieGant elementary and the future location of the Los Altos branch of the @lbcitylibrary, @lazyacresmarket, #MVPsGrillAndPatio and so many others! #LongBeach #LongBeachhistory #historicalsociety #HSLB
We're rolling on our Oral History evening with the Honorable Betty Karnette. Already, the room is full of laughter. We'll be sharing the video with you all soon!
Our friends over at the @artexchangelb are presenting an exhibit on Gay Pride during the month of May! The exhibit will feature many items from our LGBT Collection as well as wonderful pieces like the one pictured here (lower) by Peter Macaulay. The exhibit opens tomorrow, May 6th! #pride #pride2017 #gaypride #longbeachpride #LongBeachhistory
Louise Ivers giving an enlightening presentation about the #mural on the former administrating building of the #portoflongbeach in the #HSLB gallery today! #LongBeachhistory #porttown
#TBT - #LongBeachCalifornia, 1964 amidst the ultra modern elegance of the new #LongBeachArena lobby. Designed by #KennethWing, the Arena opened in 1962 on land reclaimed from the famed #RainbowLagoon (1932). Built next to and connected to the #MunicipalAuditorium (1932), their distinctly different styles remained juxtaposed in reflection of their respective times, until the auditorium was demolished in 1975 to make way for the new Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center (1978). Image: One of nearly 40,000 images in the #HSLB archives, a result of our 55-year-long nonprofit mission to collect, preserve and present #LongBeachhistory. hslb.org. #throwbackthursday
Another great @firstfridayslb in the #hslb gallery! Thanks to @taylorcrawfordmusic for joining us, and got all of you who came through to soak up a little #LongBeach history!
Another great speaker series last week with Gerrie Schipske and Dr. Craig Hendricks. Learn more about #longbeachhistory with us on May 10th and 27th. More info at www.hslb.org and on our Facebook page. Gallery hours are back to normal and the Lpng Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor exhibit is up through March of 2018! #HSLB #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor #WWII
Join us for another great evening of speakers! This Thursday, March 30th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the #HSLB gallery. Free to the public! On the Line with Rosie: Our Long Beach Stories. Long time Long Beach feminist activist, author, and former Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske presents an evening of stories about the impact of local women workers and their war-time contributions. Moderated by Dr. Craig Hendricks. Program made possible by @calhumanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. #LongBeach #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor #longbeachhistory
Join us on March 25th for the first edition of our #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor #speakerseries at the #HSLB gallery! Learn about local Japanese residents' unique #WWII challenges. Made possible with support from @calhumanities. 3pm-5pm and free to the public! #longbeach #calhumanities #WhereHistoryLives