|Museum Volunteer Chair
|Member At Large
Jamie Ruth Watson
|Acting Museum Coordinator
|Acting Assistant Museum Coordinator
The Post Avenue Library (built in 1936) closed when the City of Torrance opened the Civic Center Library (Katy Geissert Library). Shortly thereafter the Torrance Historical Society opened a museum in the historic building. The Society has an ever increasing collection of local history and a state-of-the-art archive. There are permanent exhibts, as well as changing exhibts that vary.
The Society hosts an annual fun, family, free event, Rock Around the Block, the third Thursday of July that celebrates Torrance's All America City Award of 1956.
In October of even numbered years, the Society has an major fund raiser, "Original Fall Tour of Old Torrance Historic Homes."
A free walking tour of Old Downtown Torrance (Olmsted District) is held on the fourth Sunday of each month from May thru October. This docent led tour starts at the Museum at 1:30 p.m., and features the historic landmarks of the area. It's an easy, but brisk walk, covering eight blocks, takes approximately 90 minutes, and is open to the public with no required reservation. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a camera and a friend.
All persons interested in local heritage are invited and encouraged to become members of the Torrance Historical Society. Applications are available at http://www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org/.
The Museum is free and open to the public Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and for special events that are advertised. For more information, please call the Museum at (310) 328-5392.