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.
The Jergins Tunnel Film Festival drew the Continue reading Past Events: 2007 Jergins Tunnel opening
Museum Artifact Was the Star Attraction at the Belmont Shore Classic Car Show
Thousands attended the 17th Annual Belmont Shore Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 10th, 2006 on Second Street. The Long Beach Heritage Museum had a display space in front of Panama Joe’s restaurant and bar at the corner of Second Street and Granada. The Museum artifact was the Long Beach Pike’s famous Cyclone Racer Car and was on display as part of the car show. Spectators were invited to have their picture taken while seated in the roller coaster car for a ten dollar donation to the Heritage Museum’s building fund. Three minutes after their picture was taken they were presented with that picture in a nice custom photo holder. The roller coaster car exhibit and museum display raised Continue reading Past Events: 2006 Belmont Shore Classic Car Show