Feb 8 – Discover the History: The Santa Monica Pier

Discover the History: The Santa Monica Pier

362489 DTH Image

Join us Saturday, February 8 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM for our free Discover the History discussion focusing on The Santa Monica Pier with guest speaker and prize-winning author and playwright James Harris.

Rich Schmitt Photography 027

James Harris is the Pier Historian and Community Event Liaison for Santa Monica Pier Corporation. An important part on the Pier since 1989, he established the foundation of his knowledge about the Pier and its people, and never stopped learning. His writing credits include stage plays An Illegal Start and “Save the Pier!”; the children’s book Stella Rose and the Sea Dragon, occasional columns in Santa Monica Daily Press and the Pier’s official history book, Santa Monica Pier: A Century on the Last Great Pleasure Pier.

This presentation is free of charge and includes free access to our galleries.

To RSVP for the event call (310) 395-2290 or email: rsvp@santamonicahistory.org

Discover the History: A Century of Change for Women!

Discover the History: A Century of Change for Women!

Join us Saturday, March 21, at 3 pm for a free Discover the History discussion and access to museum galleries. Leaders from the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica will discuss changing roles of women in society and the league’s history and impact over the last 100 years, nationally and locally. Join this thought-provoking discussion and visit the new exciting women’s suffrage exhibition opening March 7 (and visit our current exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today,” closing February 22). To RSVP, call (310) 395-2290 or email rsvp@santamonicahistory.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401.  The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library.  The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today

SantaMonicaPleasurePier-1917-Today-vCVR

November 5, 2019
to
February 22, 2020

The exhibition “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today”, a visual exploration by Michael Murphy and Jens Lucking, provides a unique opportunity to view the original photographs, plans, and drawings that Charles Looff created to solicit investment and other support for his popular new pier. Rare images and ephemera from the Stephen Raul Anaya Collection, show how Looff, more than a century ago, transformed Santa Monica’s now world-famous pier from municipal utility into the “Pleasure Pier,” the earliest iteration of today’s world-renonwned pier.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Lead Sponsor


saint_johns_logo_S_CMYK

Click on logo for more information

Bronze Sponsor


ForPrintGÇôPacificParkLogo-Final_H-pacparklogo-fullcolor-onlight (1)

Click on logo for more information

Sea Plane Sponsor


porch-logo-standard

Click on logo for more information

Individual Sponsor

Janice and Paul Shapiro

Speacial thank you to

Stephen Anaya
Michael Murphy
Jens Lucking

Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today

SantaMonicaPleasurePier-1917-Today-vCVR

November 5, 2019
to
February 22, 2020

The exhibition “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today”, a visual exploration by Michael Murphy and Jens Lucking, provides a unique opportunity to view the original photographs, plans, and drawings that Charles Looff created to solicit investment and other support for his popular new pier. Rare images and ephemera from the Stephen Raul Anaya Collection, show how Looff, more than a century ago, transformed Santa Monica’s now world-famous pier from municipal utility into the “Pleasure Pier,” the earliest iteration of today’s world-renonwned pier.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Lead Sponsor


saint_johns_logo_S_CMYK

Click on logo for more information

Bronze Sponsor


ForPrintGÇôPacificParkLogo-Final_H-pacparklogo-fullcolor-onlight (1)

Click on logo for more information

Sea Plane Sponsor


porch-logo-standard

Click on logo for more information

Individual Sponsor

Janice and Paul Shapiro

Speacial thank you to

Stephen Anaya
Michael Murphy
Jens Lucking

Discover the History, Women’s Service Organizations, March 16th!

Discover the History: Women’s Service Organizations,  March 16th!

STD - Discover the History v2

Join us on Saturday, March 16th, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM as we host a free panel discussion focusing on the history of local women’s service organizations, including the Philomatheans, an African American women’s organization founded in Santa Monica in 1921.

This discussion is free of charge, and includes free access to our galleries.

RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@santamonicahistory.org or calling (310) 395-2290.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401.  The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library.  The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Discover the History, Santa Monica Aviation, Jan. 10th!

Discover the History: Santa Monica Aviation,  January 10th!

STD Discover the History2

On Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 PM, join us for a very special panel discussion as we explore Santa Monica Aviation. The panel of experts will speak for 1 hour on the topic and, afterwards, will engage in a 30 minute Q&A with the audience. 

Panel Speakers:

  • Randy Bresnik – Fixed-wing and rotary-wing pilot, US Army 1st Air Cav, Vietnam Vet (2 tours), 1st Battlefield commission of the Vietnam War, retired Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chief Pilot.
  • Kim Furst – Award winning Director/Producer/Editor of films including “Flying the Feathered Edge” featuring Harrison Ford & Bob Hoover. The film was the recipient of the Combs/Gates Award for the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Kim was also Editor of aviation documentary film “One Six Right”.

This discussion is free of charge, and includes free access to our galleries.

RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@santamonicahistory.org or calling (310) 395-2290.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401.  The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library.  The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

 

Now Open! New Exhibit on the Santa Monica Airport

We invite you to join us for our newest exhibition, From Biplanes to Bombers: Santa Monica Airport’s First Fifty Years, 1917-1967. The museum presents the early history of the airport and its development over the years. Photographs of the World Cruisers, Amelia Earhart, and Douglas employees are on display . Artifacts on display includes Douglas Aircraft […]

Opening Soon! New Exhibit on the Santa Monica Airport

The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce it will display an exhibition exploring the rich history of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) from Saturday, October 13th, 2018, to February 23rd, 2019, at the Santa Monica History Museum at 1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. On Saturday, October 13th, the Santa Monica History Museum invites […]

Pier 360 June 23rd and 24th

Join us at the Santa Monica Pier
on June 23rd and June 24th!


Pier 360 June 23rd and 24th

On Saturday, June 23rd the Museum will be closed to participate in the 2-day Pier 360 event at the Santa Monica Pier. The event will begin at 10 AM to 4 PM on both the 23rd and 24th of June. We hope to see you there!

For more information visit the event website HERE.

 

Discover the History, June 30th!

Discover the History: A Conversation with Michael Murphy and Jens Lucking, June 30th!


Discover the History, June 30th!

On Saturday, June 30th at 3 PM, join us for a conversation with Michael Murphy and Jens Lucking at the Santa Monica History Museum. Murphy & Lucking’s work is featured in the Museum’s current exhibition “Santa Monica: A Look Back at 1902 from Today” which shares the title of the book the two collaborated on. They will discuss the fascinating story, from inception to publication, of creating the book and translating it into an exhibit.

This discussion is free of charge, and includes free access to our galleries.

RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing rsvp@santamonicahistory.org or calling (310) 395-2290.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.  This event will be held at the Santa Monica History Museum, 1350 7th St, Santa Monica CA, 90401.  The museum can be reached by following routes to the Main Library.  The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike? Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. The Santa Monica History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Want to learn more about the book? Click HERE to visit the book website.