Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica History Museum is sharing a little bit of local history with the 80th anniversary of the Statue of Saint Monica in Palisades Park.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:21 am
Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:43 am
Peace activist singers/songwriters Ross Altman, Dennis Davis, and Stephen Longfellow Fiske will each be performing a peace song at the public remembrance and dedicating it to late anti-war activist Jerry Rubin this Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:33 am
Nominations close in less than a month for the Santa Monica Conservancy awards to individuals and projects that represent exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage.
Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 9:30 am
The Santa Monica History Museum is debuting an exhibit that highlights and celebrates the performances at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 3:05 pm
April of 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, one of a number of relief agencies created as part of the New Deal in an effort to combat the economic impact of the Great Depression.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:57 am
Perhaps Santa Monica’s oldest centenarian, Virginia Davis celebrated her 107th birthday on Thursday and attributes her longevity to simple living and an active lifestyle.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:51 am
Nati Cano, the founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, died Friday. He was 81.
Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 1:48 pm
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to urge federal officials to name a peak in the Santa Monica Mountains in honor of the late hiker, author and conservationist Milt McAuley, who died in 2008.
Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica History Museum will host a gala dinner on Sept. 21 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first around the world flight in Donald Douglas cruisers.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:06 am
Labor Day, a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated in the U.S. on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.
Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 12:47 pm
Watch history happen this Saturday morning as the historical Shotgun House is towed through the streets of Santa Monica to be rehabilitated as a Preservation Resource Center.
Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:56 am
For all the recent discussion of whether Santa Monica is developing too fast, the Los Angeles Conservancy believes the city is the standard bearer for preservation of cultural and historic resources. Receiving an A-plus in the non-profit’s annual Preservation Report Card, Santa Monica was the only city in the region to earn a perfect score of 245.
Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:48 am
Santa Monica College's lineup of the Spring 2014 Global Connections Lecture Series is underway.The remaining lineup in the Spring 2014 Global Connections Lecture Series is:
Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:00 am
Due to the road closures because of the LA Marathon, the Santa Monica History Museum's Discover the History program has been rescheduled from this Sunday to next Sunday, March 16.
Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 8:36 am
Actor Gerald C. Rivers – a multi-talented artist – will be the keynote speaker, accompanied by singer Charles Holt, at the birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, Jan. 20, at the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:37 am
The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica partnered with the Santa Monica Conservancy in conjunction with their 80th Anniversary celebration in October 2013 to raise $7,200 to benefit the tremendous work done by the staff and volunteers of the Santa Monica-based organization.
Posted Oct. 8, 2013, 9:23 am
The Santa Monica Conservancy is looking for additional docents to lead our historic walking tour of downtown, now in its seventh year.
Posted Sep. 14, 2013, 8:19 am
Route 66. La Posada Hotel, Winslow, AZ. Built between the railroad tracks and Route 66, La Posada Hotel was originally built in the late 1920s by the Santa Fe Railroad and the Fred Harvey Company for the people riding the Super Chief on the Chicago-Los Angeles route. Through the good work of Allan Affeldt it has once again become a destination hotel.
Posted Sep. 10, 2013, 9:29 am
The Santa Monica History Museum’s Silver Anniversary will be celebrated at a gala dinner this Sunday, Sept. 15 at 5 pm at Casa del Mar Hotel.
Posted Jul. 12, 2013, 9:03 am
Bastille Day, July 14, will be celebrated this coming Sunday. It is a special day of celebration for France, for French citizens, and friends all over the world.
Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:41 am
A free day of activities and free surf lessons for all ages will be held this Saturday in Santa Monica to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón (1927 - 1951).
Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:25 am
The Santa Monica Conservancy presents a tour highlighting a decade of Preservation Awards.
Posted May. 12, 2013, 9:24 am
Film and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler discusses iconic costume design, focusing on the Golden Age of the Hollywood film industry and female style icons who emerged in the 1940s and 1950s.
Posted Apr. 25, 2013, 12:05 pm
Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues this Saturday, April 27 with a concert staging of “Curlew River,” a chamber opera (1963) intended for performance in a church.