#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
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