Events

From the Ground Up, The Life of Vernon Brunson

February 3 - December 1
Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States

From the Ground Up, The Life of Vernon Brunson is presented in the museum’s Quinn Gallery, established under a partnership with the Quinn Research Center, an archive for Black Family History.  The Santa Monica History Museum invites the public to join in this tribute to Vernon Brunson’s life and achievements, fostering a deeper understanding of his…

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Past Events

Mosaic: Groundbreakers

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Online

On Sunday, June 30th 2024, in an online webinar, Carolyn Edwards from the Quinn Research Center will be discussing Vernon Brunson, a Santa Monica resident who designed many structures in the community. Mosaic: Groundbreakers is a joint presentation of the Santa Monica Conservancy, the Santa Monica History Museum, and the Quinn Research Center. The program is free for…

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Juneteenth and Library Anniversary Table Events

June 15 - June 29
Virginia Avenue Park – Thelma Terry Center
2200 Virginia Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States

QRC hosted a table at the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15th, 2024 and the 10th anniversary of the Pico Library on June 29th, 2024. Photo courtesy of Santos Nuñez.  

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Philomathean Landmarking

April 8
Philomathean Club

The Philomathean Club building located at 18th Street and Broadway in Santa Monica was awarded landmark status by the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission on Monday, April 8th, 2024. This event was part of the Quinn Research Center project. The Philomathean Club, established in 1921, is the oldest African American women’s club in Santa Monica, Los…

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Paul Cornish: We Were in Santa Monica

July 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Avenue Park – Thelma Terry Center
2200 Virginia Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States

CLICK HERE TO RSVP We Were in Santa Monica is a new musical work inspired by and in tandem with the 18SAC Broadway Project, illuminating and celebrating the vibrant Black community that once existed in Santa Monica, California. What happened to said community echoes what has happened and continues to happen to several black communities all…

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Quinn Research Center

Quinn Gallery at Santa Monica History Museum

June 17, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States

The opening of Quinn Gallery sharing the rich diverse cultural history of Santa Monica.

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The Broadway Project

June 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virginia Avenue Park – Thelma Terry Center
2200 Virginia Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States

The Broadway project is a long term arts and culture project by 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica Public Library and the Quinn Research Center to develop a Broadway Historical Cultural District.

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QUINN NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHES

August 31, 2022

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new web home at https://quinnresearchcenter.com. Check out our new look!

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