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Santa Monica Pier: America’s Last Great Pleasure Pier

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In Santa Monica Pier: America’s Last Great Pleasure Pier! historian James Harris tells the dramatic story of survival for this Southern California icon—fighting Mother Nature, politics and changing times. This rich history makes Santa Monica Pier more than a landmark, more than a pleasure pier or a must see on the West Coast.

For a hundred years the Pier has represented the link between people and the Pacific, a connection to all that’s possible, probable and worthy of dreams.

Take a ride on the Carousel. Take a dip on the coaster. Or just take a stroll on the deck. There’s something for everyone on the Santa Monica Pier. A classic pleasure pier with a certain je ne sais quoi, it attracts crowds of visitors from all over the world.

Join us to share in the history of this Southern California gem—it’s the closest you can get to going to the pier without actually being there.

An in-person presentation by James Harris, author and historian


June 12
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Pasadena, 91101 United States
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