The Historical Society of Long Beach Celebrates It’s 50th Year


The Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Queenview Steakhouse at Parkers’ Lighthouse recently. Members, donors, friends, and volunteers were there to celebrate 50 years of collecting and preserving Long Beach’s rich history.

Attendees viewed a slide show of HSLB’s history, heard from HSLB co-president Evan Anderson Braude, and had a chance to win prized HSLB items in a fundraising raffle.

Parkers’ Lighthouse and the Queensview Steakhouse, whose main dining room walls hold Long Beach historical photos that come from HSLB’s collection, are generous supporters of the Historical Society of Long Beach.

“We are proud to have two restaurants here in Long Beach and are even more proud to be a part of this community,” says General Manager, Michael Cole. “It was our honor to host this celebration for an organization that is dedicated to preserving this great city’s history.”

Over the years, HSLB has published books, developed exhibitions, preserved thousands of documents and images, and held events that celebrate the history of Long Beach.

Located at 4260 Atlantic Aveune in Long Beach,the HSLB is open to the public five days a week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 – 5 pm, and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 – 5 pm.

Parkers’ Lighthouse is located at 435 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Posted by Lauren Grelle-Athanasiou

Edited by Melanie Figueroa