Born in Santa Monica in 1928, Shirley Temple had illustrious careers in both entertainment and diplomacy. Her legacy has touched lives around the world and this limited-run exhibit is a delightful tribute to this amazing woman. Reduced admission includes access to both the permanent and temporary exhibits. General admission is normally $10, but in celebration of the historic return of rail to Santa Monica visitors with a TAP card will receive admission for $5 per adult, and 2.50 per student on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st. As always, Santa Monica History Museum members, children 12 and under, and active-duty military and veterans receive free admission. For more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or [email protected] Founded under the Historical Activities Committee of the Santa Monica Centennial Celebration in 1975, the Santa Monica History Museum is a “Santa Monica Treasure.”
Originally known as the Santa Monica Historical Society we are the official collector and preserver of the history, art, and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area. The museum’s historical collections are comprised of over one million items including the personal historical collection of Senator John P. Jones, co-founder of Santa Monica; the archives of the Santa Monica Outlook Newspaper (1875-1998); the photo collections of well-known Santa Monica History Museum •1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 • (310) 395-2290 www.santamonicahistory.org photographers Bill Beebe, Bob Smith, George Tate, Justine Hill, and author Fred Basten; and much, much more. The museum has six galleries and a research library located in a state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the main Santa Monica Public Library campus. The Santa Monica History Museum is an incredible resource and partner in the community. We preserve, protect, and promote the rich history of Santa Monica.
The museum is open to the public five days a week and we curate seasonal and special exhibits throughout the year in addition to our permanent exhibits. We offer extensive free educational programing including guided school tours, children’s workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Our research library and team of researchers provide the public with access to detailed historical information upon request.