Past Events: 2007 Jergins Tunnel opening

Tunnel Sees The Light and LB Heritage Museum Gets A Boost

Sunday October 28, 2007 was a great day for Long Beach history and the Long Beach Heritage Museum. The historic Jergins Tunnel was opened to the public for the first time since its closing 40 years earlier on June 7th, 1967. Some of the day’s events included a film festival shown inside the tunnel, divided into sessions, which ran well into the evening. Two of those film sessions, “Earl Daugherty: First Flights,” and “Long Beach Home Movies: 1920’s-1960’s” where provided by the Long Beach Heritage Museum. According to the Press Telegram, more than 1,000 people lined up for a chance to be inside the tunnel which means … Great Event! And LBHM volunteers were on hand just outside the tunnel’s entrance/exit engaging the crowds who stopped by our display tables hungry for another historical fix.

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