‘Skateboarding Then’ Saturday

Professional skateboarder and World Industries Skateboards founder Steve Rocco skates the Hermosa Beach Strand during a promotion for Easy Reader in the mid 1970s. The photo is among the images in “Skateboarding Then.” The exhibit opens Saturday at the Hermosa Beach Historical Museum. Photo by Spot

A new exhibit at the Hermosa Beach Museum traces the rise of skateboarding in Hermosa Beach and the South Bay. “Skateboarding Then” debuts Saturday, May 22. The exhibit opening is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.

Curated by museum collections volunteer Dylan Lombardo, “Skateboarding Then” marks the museum’s first student-led exhibition. The exhibit features photographs, skateboarding films by  Gerard Ravel and objects from the private collection of professional skateboarder Cindy Whitehead.

Due to public health safety protocols, tickets to the exhibit will have timed entry. Also, masks are required and temperature checks will be taken at the door.

The museum recently reopened following a long closure due to the pandemic. The museum is open by appointment only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during regular business hours. Face masks are required and temperature checks will be taken at the door.

To reserve a ticket to “Skateboarding Then,” go to hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org. ER

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