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(310) 395-2290

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1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED


Please note: The museum will be closed July 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 for the holiday and to refresh the exhibit galleries. The museum will reopen on Thursday, July 7th.

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Museum CLOSED 4th of July Weekend

7.2.16 closure

 

Please note our special schedule for the holiday weekend. The museum will be CLOSED from July 2nd through July 6th in observance of the 4th of July holiday as well as to update and refresh the center gallery.

 

We look forward to seeing you when the museum opens again on Thursday, July 7th!

Discover the History Lecture on 6/25

DTH June 2016 (1)

 

The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce the next lecture in our free Discover the History lecture series will be  Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

This lecture will be a rousing afternoon of conversation and a trip down memory lane with Hollywood regular Francine York moderated by Lyle Gregory. Francine York will cover Shirley Temple’s Storybook Theater and other delightful tales. We hope you will join us for this opportunity to hear personal stories, ask questions, and peek behind the curtain of these iconic eras.

 

This lecture is offered free to the public, but seating is limited and RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVP or for more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or kevans@santamonicahistory.org.

Father’s Day Promotion

Father's Day Promotion

 

The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to offer half-price admission on Saturday, June 18th, 2016. In honor of Father’s Day, all groups with a father, father-in-law, step-father (grandfathers count too!) will receive half-price admission to the museum. All are invited to visit on this day and treat dad to a visit to the museum’s six galleries.

 

In addition to the permanent exhibition detailing the founding and growth of the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica History Museum is currently offering a special exhibit celebrating the legacy of home-town star Shirley Temple. Born in Santa Monica in 1928, Shirley Temple had illustrious careers in both entertainment and diplomacy. Her legacy has touched lives around the world and this limited-run exhibit is a delightful tribute to this amazing woman. Reduced admission includes access to both the permanent and temporary exhibits.

 

General admission is normally $10, but in celebration of this special day groups with fathers will receive admission for $5 per adult, and 2.50 per student. As always, Santa Monica History Museum members, children 12 and under, and active-duty military and veterans receive free admission. For more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or kevans@santamonicahistory.org.

Hippodrome Anniversary Promotion

1 Hippodrome 100 years!

 

The Santa Monica Hippodrome is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend! To celebrate, we’re offering half-price admission to visitors who show their Hippodrome ticket at the museum on Saturday, June 11th!

 

Join us to enjoy a visit to the museum’s galleries – especially our limited-run Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star exhibit! Half-price admission includes entry to all the galleries!

 

We hope to see you at the museum soon!

Discover the History Lecture Dates Announced

Discover the History Lecture Dates Announced!

 

SMHM Discover the History Lectures June 2016

 

We hope you can join us for one (or both!) of these exciting lectures in our Discover the History series!

 

These lectures are offered as free events, but seating is limited. RSVP to reserve your spot. You can RSVP to Kathryn Evans at kevans@santamonicahistory.org or (310) 395-2290.

Museum Awarded $10,000 Rotary Foundation Grant

Santa Monica History Museum Awarded $10,000 Grant from the Santa Monica Rotary Club Foundation

 

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David Bohn presents $10,000 grant check on behalf of the Santa Monica Rotary Club Foundation to Kathryn Evans, Development and Museum Manager, and Susan Gabriel Potter, Board member.

 

The Santa Monica History Museum has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Santa Monica Rotary Club Foundation to purchase new display cases, stands, stanchions, and signage holders. David Bohn presented the check to museum Board Member, Susan Gabriel Potter and museum Development and Museum Manager, Kathryn Evans on behalf of the Santa Monica Rotary Club Foundation at the Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting on Friday, May 6, 2016.

 

The generous grant funding will be put to work right away updating the display cases, stands, stanchions, and signage holders in the museum’s exhibit galleries. This grant will make possible the safe exhibition of more of the museum’s historical collections. Some of the result of this grant can be seen on display now in the Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star exhibit. More will be on display later this year as the museum refreshes its permanent galleries and prepares other exciting temporary exhibits.

 

Museum CLOSED Memorial Day Weekend

5.28.16 closure

 

Please note our special schedule for the holiday weekend. The museum will be CLOSED from May 28th through May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

 

We look forward to seeing you when the museum opens again on Tuesday, May 31st!

Expo Line Opening Promotion

Expo opening

 

The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce it will offer half-price admission on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st, 2016. In honor of the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica, all visitors who shop their TAP card will receive half-price admission to the museum.

In addition to the permanent exhibition detailing the founding and growth of the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica History Museum is currently offering a special exhibit celebrating the legacy of home-town star Shirley Temple. Born in Santa Monica in 1928, Shirley Temple had illustrious careers in both entertainment and diplomacy. Her legacy has touched lives around the world and this limited-run exhibit is a delightful tribute to this amazing woman. Reduced admission includes access to both the permanent and temporary exhibits.

General admission is normally $10, but in celebration of the historic return of rail to Santa Monica visitors with a TAP card will receive admission for $5 per adult, and 2.50 per student on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st. As always, Santa Monica History Museum members, children 12 and under, and active-duty military and veterans receive free admission. For more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or kevans@santamonicahistory.org.

Hands on History – 5/21/16

Hands on History 5.21.16

 

Join us for our next Hands on History workshop on Saturday, May 21st at 11am! This free workshop includes a short, age appropriate lesson in the galleries followed by a fun, related craft activity.

 

The theme for May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month. We’d love to have you join us!

 

This workshop is offered free, but we do request RSVP for planning purposes. To RSVP or ask questions, please contact Kathryn Evans at (310) 395-2290 or kevans@santamonicahistory.org.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 21st!

Reduced Admission in Honor of Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Promotion

The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce it will offer half-price admission on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 to the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. In honor of Mother’s Day, all groups with a mother, mother-in-law, step-mother, or mother-to-be (grandmothers count too!) will receive half-price admission to the museum. All are invited to visit on this day and treat mom to a visit to the museum’s six galleries.

In addition to the permanent exhibition detailing the founding and growth of the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica History Museum is currently offering a special exhibit celebrating the legacy of home-town star Shirley Temple. Born in Santa Monica in 1928, Shirley Temple had illustrious careers in both entertainment and diplomacy. Her legacy has touched lives around the world and this limited-run exhibit is a delightful tribute to this amazing woman. Reduced admission includes access to both the permanent and temporary exhibits.

General admission is normally $10, but in celebration of this special day groups with mothers will receive admission for $5 per adult, and 2.50 per student. As always, Santa Monica History Museum members, children 12 and under, and active-duty military and veterans receive free admission. For more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or kevans@santamonicahistory.org.