HB Museum Pushes the boundary

“Grandpa Cherry Blossom,” an award winning documentary by Mira Costa High School student Maddox Chen, will e screened Thursday May 18 at the Hermosa Beach Museum. Photo courtesy of the Hermosa Beach Museum

A screening of a documentary about the Japanese family whose land is now occupied by Mira Costa High School, and an exhibit recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Hermosa Beach Ironman highlight the summer offerings by Hermosa’ Beach boundering pushing museum 

“Grandpa Cherry Blossom” by Maddox Chen

Thursday May 18, 6 p.m.

The Hermosa Beach Museum, in partnership with Manhattan Beach United presents a screening of “Grandpa Cherry Blossom,” by Mira Costa High School student Maddox Chen in recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The documentary explores the story of Francis Uyemastu, a Japanese immigrant, told through the words of Mary Uyematsu Kao, his granddaughter, and Chuck Currier, a local historian and former Mira Costa teacher. Francis Uyematsu created a successful flower nursery, owning over 130 acres of land, until the Japanese Internment during World War II, when he was forced to sell his land. Today, the land encompasses Manhattan Beach neighborhoods and the local high school.

You can register for a free ticket on Eventbrite today:


2015 Poster. Photos by Chris Miller

50 Years of Iron Man

Friday June 30, 6-8 p.m.

The Hermosa Beach Museum will recognize 50 Years of Iron Man, a triathlon held annually on July 4, benefiting local non profits. Competitors run a mile,  paddle a mile in the ocean and chug a six-pack of beer. The last of the wild, old school, community events is what keeps Hermosa Hermosa, supporters say. The evening will include unveiling of a new exhibit about the Ironman and release of a special edition coffee table book by photographer Chris Miller. ER


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