Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica

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  • The Santa Monica History Museum is such a gem! It is located in the heart of Santa Monica and wonderfully displays the rich history of Santa Monica. I learned so much from my visit there along with th...  more »
  • My friend and I visited the museum and were shocked as to how interesting we found it! John who is the museum manager was enthusiastic and gave us many interesting facts about Santa Monica. Would seri...  more »
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  • I spent about two hours at Santa Monica History Museum and left with a much better understanding of our city. It was especially interesting to learn about the Tongva tribe who lived in Santa Monica Bay as far back as 9,000 B.C. and creatively used tar from the nearby La Brea Tar Pit to waterproof their canoes. I also learned that movie star, Shirley Temple was born and raised in Santa Monica! The exhibits are freshly curated for a modern audience and I highly recommend taking a quick tour with one of the museum manager, David. They have a cute gift shop that sells items from local artists and authors like greeting cards, postcards and books. Pro Tips: - Ask their historian to conduct a free hour of research about a specific question if you leave wanting to know something more!
  • Enjoyed the flight exhibition n aviation history event in January

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