Join us at the Hermosa Beach Museum
The Hermosa Beach Historical Society proudly presents our new exhibit – Sandpipers: Philanthropy Through the decades.
Come explore their history and legacy on the exhibit’s opening night at 6:00PM on Friday, September 21 at the Hermosa Beach Museum @ the HB Community Center, 710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA. All are welcome.
In 1931, seven women Hermosa Beach women came together to help those in the South Bay affected by the Great Depression. They called their newly organized group of dynamic young women Sandpipers after the busiest bird on the beach.
Today, the founders’ dream lives on through their fundraising events and dedication to the original ideals of helping the South Bay community.
This exhibit tells their decades long story of commitment to helping those in need, through archival treasures from the Sandpipers historic collection, such as original documents and photographs illustrating their years of philanthropic work. In an engaging narrative, this exhibit captures their legacy, revealing their growth from a Hermosa Beach group into a South Bay charitable organization. See how they established a scholarship program and provide support to groups that give medical care to children.