New and Upcoming Museum Exhibits

Many more museum artifacts are coming out of storage, being restored and on display in the community. The barber shop has been in storage since 1971. Visit local businesses to view these treasures. See the complete list of these exhibits.

New! Vintage 1915 Iowa Barber Shop

Marshall barber
Marshall Pumphrey with barber shop relics

Original leather chairs & accessories

Esquire Barber Shop
4240 Atlantic Avenue

Coming soon

Harriman Jones Soda Fountain

Soda fountain
Soda fountain

Handsome, Handmade & Historic 1930 Harriman Jones Soda Fountain & Back Bar. Coming Soon in Bixby Knolls

Original LBFD Call Box, Circa 1950. 

LBFD call box
LBFD call box

Donated by the LB Fire Fighter’s Museum. Burke’s Auto Body is restoring it, Anderson’s Paint & Hardware will be displaying it.

1942 Model of the Roosevelt Naval Base 

Naval Base model
Naval Base model

Designed by Paul Revere Williams. New home to be announced soon

A Cut of History in Bixby Knolls

By Douglas R. Pricer

BarberThe clearest view of history is often provided by looking at the people and their ordinary tasks of daily life. How people lived, bought or grew their food, traveled, and even where they got their hair cut offers interesting insight into the past.

In our fair town, one interesting establishment was the Iowa Barber Shop founded by Walter G. Osborn. Around 1900, Walter, a widower, moved from Iowa (like so many early Long Beach residents) with his young son Frank. By 1902, he had established the Iowa Barber Shop at 144 Pine Avenue where he was joined by barbers James Duty and Oliver M. Moore.

Walter’s shop became a hub of social activity, offering a place for people to Continue reading A Cut of History in Bixby Knolls