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Discover the History: A Look Back to 1917

On Saturday, February 22 at 2 PM, join us for a free Discover the History lecture with Michael Murphy, Jens Lucking and Stephen Anaya at the Santa Monica History Museum. Immediately following the lecture, enjoy a special  closing reception as we bid farewell to the popular exhibition, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today.”

The trio collaborated on, “Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 From Today,” the award-winning book that inspired the Museum’s closing exhibition. Learn how they transformed Charles Looff’s original photographs, plans, and drawings into a visual exploration of the Santa Monica Pier as it appeared in 1917 and today.

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is a former agency creative gone independent design professional. Last year he and his photographic partner Jens Lucking created a book and exhibition about Santa Monica in 1902. He is currently focusing his efforts launching

Stephen Anaya

Steven Raul Anaya is a native Angelino, a long time Ocean Park resident, and an avid collector of Santa Monica visual history. “I am proud to share this unique 1917 prospectus of the Pier, and help create this historical art book and exhibition.

Jens Lucking

Jens Lucking turned his passion into his profession in 1992, winning a string of awards since. Most recently, Jens was awarded at the International Photography Awards at Carnegie Hall in NYC for his latest project with Michael Murphy, Santa Monica Pleasure Pier – A Look Back to 1917 from Today.

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

RSVP is suggested but not required. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] 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.