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January 2021

Whale Fiesta

January 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Dr
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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The Maritime Museum staff and volunteers will be on site to help celebrate the migration of the Pacific gray whale and the beginning of whale watching season. Enjoy a family day filled with activities and exhibits for all including games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, food and gift vendors, marine awareness organizations, guest lecturers and music.

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Presentation by Mark Rozelle: “Beside the LA River”

January 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Torrance Historical Society, 1345 Post Ave
Torrance, CA 90501 United States
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After author Mark Rozelle discovered his grandmother’s archives containing hundreds of photographs, documents, and ephemera, he spent over a decade researching the history of his family who lived on a 114-acre ranch along the Los Angeles River.  Learn how the Rozelles overcame droughts, floods, earthquakes, and the Great Depression, as the river brought them both wealth and tribulation. The talk is free and co-hosted by the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and the Torrance Historical Society, with grant…

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April 2021

Annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest

April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse, 3800 Stephen M. White Dr
San Pedro, California 90731

The contest is a free event, open to all ages and abilities! Prizes will be awarded according to age group. Due to harbor construction, the contest will be held at the Bathhouse, instead of the Maritime Museum.

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“Whale of a Day” Celebration

April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Dr W
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
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Visit the Museum's booth during the annual "Whale of a Day" Celebration at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. "Whale of a Day" is a festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chuchki Seas in Alaska to the winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja California.  There are activities for children ~ face painting, children's crafts, small children's games ~ all at no charge.  There are also exhibits, craft and…

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September 2021

Presentation “A Tale of Two Lighthouses”

September 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Miraleste Library, 29089 Palos Verdes Dr E
Rancho Palos Verde, CA 90275 United States
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Los Angeles Harbor is home to two lighthouses: the Point Fermin Lighthouse and the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse (known as Angels Gate Light). Join Kristen Heather, Director of the Point Fermin Lighthouse Museum and Marifrances Trivelli, Director of the Los Angeles Maritime as they take us on a surprising journey through the two very different histories of these neighboring lights. The talk is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.

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