Torrance Historical Society Museum

Mike the Map Man at Torrance Historical Society

Address: Torrance Historical Society Museum – 1345 Post Ave., Torrance

Mike the Map Man is back by popular demand – view decades worth of maps from our Historic Map Archives Torrance Historical Society & Museum.  These maps are a MUST see – especially, when you have Mike the Map Man right there to tell you all about them!  Each week will feature a different set of maps along with before-and-after photos relating to those particular maps.  Not to mention, the lively conversation that will ensue regarding these topographical displays and photographic images!

While you’re in the Museum, you can also explore the Torrance Historical Society’s collection including:

  • See a photo of Mrs. Jared Sidney Torrance (Helena), and . . . take your own photo with Jared
  • Check out the historic Red Car photos and original ticket on display
  • Touch one of the original Torrance cowboy’s saddle (yes, Torrance used to be a farming community — right down to cows, pigs, minks, turkeys, strawberries, and flowers)
  • View the training shorts and sweatshirt Louis Zamperini wore during the 1936 Olympics, the luggage the community bought for him to attend the Olympic Tryouts in NY, and other “Lucky Louie” treasures