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The Manhattan Beach Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the heritage of Manhattan Beach, and to the collection and display of historical information and memorabilia about the city. The Society began as a committee in the early 1970s and incorporated as a non-profit, tax exempt organization on October 20, 1977. All officers and museum staff are volunteers.

Our headquarters are in the historic beach cottage located in Polliwog Park at 1601 Manhattan Beach Boulevard.

The museum is staffed by knowledgeable docents who may use the following teaching tools to describe the history of Manhattan Beach to museum visitors:

  • Extensive museum displays, memorabilia and photographs

  • A variety of books on Manhattan Beach history for sale

  • Old newspaper articles and a series of videos (for viewing only)

  • Additional research available upon formal request.

The Manhattan Beach Historical Society museum is located in Polliwog Park. It is currently closed while we undergo a detailed inventory and update the displays. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

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