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Special Events at the Museum

Balloons at museum

The Lomita Railroad Museum offers a year-round calendar of events running from August through June. All these events are open to the public and most are free admission.

To see information on the next scheduled event CLICK HERE.

Speakers Forum

Now in its fifth year, the Lomita Railroad Museum Speakers Forum offers audiences fascinating presentations and lively discussion in an enjoyable and relaxed setting. Our presenters are authors, scholars, local personalities, and experts in their fields.  

This season’s five presentations of the Lomita Railroad Museum Speakers Forum revolve around the general themes of the past, present and future in

  • Railroads and transportation
  • The American West and experiences of the people who live here
  • Other topics of interest related to Lomita, the Los Angeles South Bay, and Southern California

Each program begins with a reception and light refreshments in the Museum Patio at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7:00 p.m.

In 2012, through the generosity of a grant from BNSF Railways Foundation, we were able to expand our programming and more widely promote the series to attract a larger audience. Through the support of donors like you, the Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation has continued this effort.

Below is the 2013-14 Calendar of Events, but if you have suggestions for future topics or presenters, please let us know.

Annual Events

Each year the Museum hosts six special events -

  • the Lomita Chamber of Commerce Mixer in September
  • our Fruit of the Vine Wine Tasting Fundraiser in September and (date change in 2014)
  • the Holiday Appreciation Event for our donors, volunteers and Friends of the Museum in December
  • Music at the Museum in March (new in 2014)
  • our end-of-year Tea on the Lawn in May
  • Community Day at the Museum with free admission, entertainment, and special tours for all in August (date change in 2014)


Why do we ask for RSVPs?

Most events at the Lomita Railroad Museum are free, but we ask that you RSVP so that we have sufficient refreshments and seating. Thanks to our generous donors, presentations with larger numbers of attendees can now be accommodated comfortably in the Museum patio area.

To RSVP, please

  • email us at , or
  • phone the museum at (310) 326-6255




Picture of clown at Community Day 2013

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
At the Museum

Free admission

Community Day at the Lomita Railroad Museum!

When is the last time you visited the Museum? Children and adults of all ages are invited to this special day at the Museum and Park. Many different kinds of entertainment and free tours will be provided throughout the day.

PDF Community Day Flyer

PDF Application and Vendor Letter

Check back here for more information closer to the event.

Staff and volunteers of the Lomita Railroad Museum & City of Lomita, and Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation Board

Saturday, August 16, 2014 Harry Potter Day at the Museum
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Speakers Forum
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Lomita Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Friday, September 12, 2014 Wine & Art Reception
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Speakers Forum
Thursday, December 4, 2014 Holiday Appreciation Event
Sunday, December 7, 2014 Santa & Polar Express at the Museum
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Speakers Forum
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Speakers Forum
March, 2015 Concert at the Museum
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Speakers Forum
Sunday, May 17, 2015 8th Annual Afternoon Tea on the Lawn


CLICK HERE for Mike George's HANDOUT

If Walls Could Talk! Discover the History of Your Home, Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

Speakers Forum


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