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May 2020

CANCELED: Torrance Armed Forces Day 5k For Freedom

May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Del Amo Fashion Center, 3525 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90503 United States
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This year's event has been canceled. The Armed Forces Day 5K Race is an annual Torrance Tradition!  Join the 61st annual celebration of our nation’s military.  Be sure to stop by the Expo Area after the race and visit the Museum’s Outreach Booth.  Entrance to the Expo is free, for information on registering for the race visit Torrance5k.com

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June 2020

CANCELED: Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair

June 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drum Barracks, 1052 N Banning Blvd
Wilmington, CA 90744 United States
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This year's Tech Fair has been canceled due to COVID-19. You will be amazed at the science and technology of the 19th century!  Wet-plate photography, the telegraph, iron clad ships and submarines are just some of the innovations you can explore at the Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair.  The Maritime Museum will be offering displays and information about maritime technology during the Civil War Era. 

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August 2020

POSTPONED Exhibit Opening: “Wilmington Transportation Company”

August 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am
The Banning Museum, 401 East M St
Wilmington, CA 90744 United States
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Details on the rescheduling of this event will be shared as soon as possible. A new exhibit presented by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum chronicling the early years of the Wilmington Transportation Company. Founded by the Banning Brothers in 1884, “WT” operated in the port of Los Angeles for over a century, carrying passengers and cargo between Wilmington and Catalina Island.  Learn how the Banning family popularized Catalina as a vacation destination and how a devastating fire helped bring about…

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January 2021

Whale Fiesta (CANCELLED)

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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--CANCELLED-- 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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March 2021

Annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest

March 31, 2021
Free

The 2021 (Virtual) Lego Shipbuilding Contest (Where the contest is virtual, but the prizes are real!) This year our popular Lego Shipbuilding Contest is going to be held virtually! REGISTER HERE ! How will this work? Instead of visiting the museum in person, you may build a ship out of bricks you own at home.  Just complete the registration form (available March 1 – April 1),  email a photo of yourself next to your ship, and you will be entered…

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April 2021

Sail Along Craft Pick-Up

April 16, 2021
Point Fermin Lighthouse, 807 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Pick up a FREE nautical craft kit at the Point Fermin Lighthouse! Registration is now closed. How will this work? Since the Los Angeles Maritime Museum is under construction, you will pick up a craft kit at the Point Fermin Lighthouse to take home on April 16. Share the completed crafts with us on social media using #lamaritimemuseum When can I register and pick up my kit? Registration is now closed. How are craft kits determined? Kits are given out…

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October 2021

Archives Bazaar

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Doheny Memorial Library, USC University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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Visit our booth at the 16th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar! The 2021 Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be a hybrid event that will be held both virtually and in-person. The day will include virtual programs with local authors, community leaders, and (of course) archivists; onsite presentations by Basement Tapes Day and Home Movie Day; and more than 40 exhibitors from all over Southern California that represent archive collections from local communities, academia, and cultural heritage organizations.

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March 2022

Presentation by Mark Rozelle: “Beside the LA River”

March 20 @ 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. Mr. Rozelle…

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May 2022

POSTPONED: Presentation by Olaf Engvig Author of “The Ships That Built the West”

May 1
Peninsula Center Library – Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 United States
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This event has been postponed, new date TBD. Maritime historian, boat builder, author and sailor Olaf Engvig introduces the history of the “Scandinavian Navy”, its impact on the U.S. lumber trade, and his 30-year fight against vandals and bureaucracy to save one of the last lumber schooners. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Engvig's book may be purchased at engvig.com.  

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LA Fleet Week

May 27 - May 30
Free

Fleet Week is the annual celebration of our nation’s Sea Services. Held over Memorial Day weekend, Fleet week includes tours of active duty military ships, demonstrations, live entertainment, and a STEM expo.  Fleet Week activities 8:30am – 4:00pm, Friday – Monday. Los Angeles Maritime Museum open Noon – 5:00pm, Friday – Monday. Next to the museum will be LAMI's Festival of Sail, 9:00 – 6:00 Friday – Monday.

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