Long Beach has always been a hub of great food, drink, and activities. Even as far back as the 1930s! This photo, taken by #LawrenceInman in 1931, shows The Vegetarian Cafeteria which was located at 447 E. 1st St., at the corner of 1st and Linden, now the location of @utopiagoodfood Restaurant! #longbeachhistory #HSLB #wherehistorylives
Tickets are still available for the HSLB's annual event, See, Sip & Savor! A social event with wine, coffee and hors d'oeurves served in 4 architectural beauties. We're holding the event, for the first time ever, in Bixby Knolls this year! Purchase tickets online at www.hslb.org
Another great start to @firstfridayslb here at the #HSLB (though a bit blurry! Sorry!). We're being treated to the sounds of @daniellewcarter and friends. #LongBeachRemembersPearlHarbor is still up for you to view. Come on down! #WWII #LongBeachhistory
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!