Lompoc Valley Historical Society

Lompoc Valley Historical Society Gallery contains exhibits on the Mission Period, the Rancho Period, early Lompoc, and local industries. Store fronts from early 1900 Lompoc are reproduced, complete with artifacts, documents, and photographs of the era on extended loan from the Lompoc Valley Historical Society (hence the gallery’s name). Also of particular local interest is an exhibit memorializing the 1923 peacetime naval disaster at Pt. Pedernales, locally referred to as “The Honda Tragedy”. Included in the exhibit are artifacts from some of the ships that sank off the coast of what is now Vandenberg Air Force Base. A seven million year old dolphin fossil recovered from diatomaceous earth deposits just south of town is a favorite of local school children as are the mounted cougar, coyotes, hawks, and other animals representative of the local wildlife. Long-time Lompoc industries such as diatomaceous earth mining and flower seed production are also represented. Honda Tragedy Link

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Last updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9:06 AM