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Events in 2006

'Twas the Night before Christmas

Sunday, December 17, 2006
4:00 p.m.
Free - donations accepted
For children of all ages and adults who are young at heart.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Each guest will leave with a treat

Looking dapper with his waxed handlebar mustache, silk lounging jacket and spats, Michael George, guest historian, will cozy down in an antique wingback chair and delight listeners with this magical tale.

Torrance Historical Society & Museum presents
The Original Torrance Fall Tour of Historic Homes and the new "Sunnydale" Tour
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 14-15, 2006

Original Fall Tour
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$18 donation per person
-Tour Interiors of Private Historic Homes
-Stroll Tree-lined Streets
-View Antique Automobiles
-Enjoy Complimentary Lemonade and Cookies
-Opportunity to win a Lane Cedar Chest or Recliner Chair
-Advance purchase Not Required

"Sunnydale" Tour
$35 donation per person

Includes Original Fall Tour (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and exclusive "Sunnydale" Tour.  Limited to
50 guests (13 years of age and over) each night - Saturday and Sunday.  "Sunnydale" Tour leaves promptly at 5:00 p.m. from the Museum.  Includes souvenir brochure with candid photos.  "Sunnydale" Tour tickets MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE: (310) 328-5392.

-Exclusive visit to the T.V. Home of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
-Behind-the Scenes at Buffy's
-Walking Tour of Additional Sites
-Gourmet Reception

Proceeds from this fund-raiser support the Torrance Historical Society & Museum, the Museum's ongoing educational programs, archive stabilization, Museum exhibits and preservations efforts.

"Images of Aviation - Torrance Airport" by Chuck Lobb

Meet the author and book signing
Sunday, September 24, 2006
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$22 donation includes Jared Sidney Torrance bookmark and personalized, signed copy of book
No reservations required
Refreshments compliments of Costco - Torrance

"Images of Aviation - Torrance Airport is the first book ever published on the history of the Torrance Airport.  Authored by local historian Chuck Lobb, the 128-page Torrance Airport book is largely pictorial with 205 photographs in six chapters and 15,000 words.  The Army Corps of Engineers constructed the field during World War II for four squadrons of P-38 fighter pilots who flew off to war from the Lomita Flight Strip, as it was then known.

For over 10 years, Mr. Lobb combed through federal archives and private collections for vintage photos that told the story of WWII in Torrance, many published for the first time.
Chuck will be available to autograph and personalize your book on this day only.

Signed, non personalized copies of this book will be available for sale at the Museum while supplies last.

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