Street Address
302 Flagler Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Mailing Address
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
phone: 310-318-0610
Hours
Wednesday10 AM - 1 PM
and on weekends from 12:00noon to 4 PM.
Admissions
Free
Staff
Pamela Ament, Cultural Arts Supervisor
phone: 310-318-0610 x4561

Description

The Museum features an Historic Postcard Book showcasing the history of Redondo Beach for just $20.00. All Historic Postcard Book sales and donations support the ongoing mission of the Museum to preserve the heritage of Redondo Beach.

Artifacts Collections

The Museum is located in the 1904 Queen Anne House. The Historical Museum houses an extensive collection of Redondo Beach artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, school annuals and historic documents and receives thousands of annual visitors and school groups.

Research Collections

First Room The Museum's main room features arrowheads, bowls and other artifacts found in the Redondo Beach area, dating back hundreds of years to when the Chowigna Indians, a tribe of the Gabrielenos, inhabited the area. Also in this room is a history of the Dominguez family. Items in the center case currently feature military influences on the town. Second Room Photos of old Redondo illustrate how hundreds of people enjoyed the Plunge, how Hotel Redondo dominated the landscape, and how the legendary George Freeth brought surfing to the area. A memorial window gives visitors a close-up look at the intricacies of stained glass. Third Room Aviation and Redondo Union High Schools bring a rich heritage to the City. Displays depict entire classes as well as rule books governing how students were expected to dress and behave. Antique cameras illustrate how the equipment has changed. Back Room The flavor of City services is illustrated throughout displays of old and new fire and police equipment. Of particular interest is the hand-drawn firecart. The oil painting portrays the beach as it appeared before the roller coaster was destroyed. Photos throughout the Museum depict not only the growth of Redondo, but the lifestyle of those who helped build the City over the past century.

Educational Programs

The Redondo Beach Historical Museum is operated by the Recreation and Community Services Department. For information regarding donations, special tours and access to museum material, call recweb@redondo.org

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No