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
While we've been loving the much needed rains, the HSLB gallery will be closed for the next few days while we undergo some construction to fix our leaky ceilings. Thanks for understanding and we'll see you soon!
On February 19, 1942, amdist fears of Japanese Americans colluding with the enemy following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt was pressured to sign #EO9066. The order allowed for the establishment of military zones and paved the way for the exclusion of people of Japanese ancestry from the entire West Coast and their incarceration in interior internment camps. An estimated 110,000 to 120,000 people were forced to leave their homes, businesses and communities. Close to home, the #JapaneseAmerican community on Terminal Island never returned. Despite intense scrutiny, no disloyalty was ever proven. Image: Traumatized children await relocation amid hastily packed possessions in February 1942 following evacuation orders from Terminal Island. Courtesy of San Pedro Bay Historical Society collection, featured in the current #HSLB exhibition, #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor and the book, Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor. #WhereHistoryLives
The entrance to the Jergins Trust building arcade tunnel on the north side of Ocean Blvd. The tunnel provided pedestrians safe access to the arcade, the Pike, and the beach, avoiding the busy flow of vehicles on Ocean. Photo ca. 1950s. #HSLB #LongBeach #jerginstrust #1950s #vintagelongbeach
Thanks to all who attended the opening celebration of #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor at the #HSLB. Come visit the exhibit during our regular hours starting tomorrow! #LongBeach #PearlHarbor
Busy bees putting the finishing touches on our exhibit, #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor, which opens to the public on December 8th at 1pm. #HSLB #LongBeach #longbeachhistory #pearlharbor
Imagine waking up to a Sunday morning paper containing this ad. This was reality in Long Beach and other west coast cities following the attack on #PearlHarbor and throughout America's involvement in #WWII. Pearl Harbor's impacts experienced by Long Beach citizens were profoundly personal, from the intense pain of losing loved ones to regular disruptions of everyday life, while rapid changes to the city's infrastructure, industrial base, economy and culture reshaped the city we call home. #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor debuts with an Opening Reception, December 7, 2016, 6-8pm, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of ... a date which will live in infamy. Public access December 8, 2016 - April 2018. #HSLB #wherehistorylives #longbeach #longbeachhistory #airraid Image from a 1943 issue of the Long Beach Independent newspaper.
Things are in disarray here at the #hslb as we prepare for our upcoming exhibit, #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor, opening reception on 12/7, free to the public starting 12/8! Visit www.hslb.org for opening reception information. #wherehistorylives #LongBeach #longbeachhistory #pearlharbor
Two ghosts spotted at today's 21st Annual Historical Cemetery Tour! 👻👻 #cemetery #cemeterytour #hslb #LongBeach