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Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Santa Monica History Museum, located adjacent to the Santa Monica Main Library, features collections consistingMore of records, documents, oil paintings, photographs, memorabilia and other items of historical interest. More than 600,000 photos and 7,000 original property deeds from the Los Angeles County Recorder are included in the collection.

The museum - which opened its city-provided permanent location on October 24, 2010 - also houses a research library that is open to the public on an appointment basis. It hosts free docent-led tours and additional programs.

The Santa Monica History Museum has been operating since 1975, serving to preserve the history of the city. It was previously known as the Santa Monica Historical Society.

Krispy Kreme
1231 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Krispy Kreme originated in 1937, with its original glazed doughnuts, and grew as a national name in the late 1990s.More The company has been recognized as a 20th Century American icon by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Here at the Santa Monica store, 32 different kinds of doughnuts are always available, with seasonal specialties that change every few months. Regular favorites include glazed cinnamon, chocolate iced glazed, chocolate iced creme filled, chocolate iced custard filled, glazed raspberry filled, cinnamon bun, glazed blueberry and apple fritter.

 Instead of Krispy Kreme's brand coffee, this location has a limited selection of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf brewed coffees and espresso drinks. Free Wi-Fi is available here, and birthday parties can be arranged with customized doughnut cakes.

Carlthorp School
438 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Carlthorp is the oldest independent school in Santa Monica. While its academic offerings are of the traditionalMore variety, the school has a holistic program that also promotes students' social and ethical development. Every classroom at Carlthorp School features a SMARTBoard, and 95 percent of graduates are accepted by their first-choice school.

Diversity is stressed at Carlthorp; 40 percent of students are non-Caucasian, and the student body includes those of Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon and other faiths. The school holds multicultural assemblies; a Heritage Celebration for second-graders; field trips to Festival of Cultures and the Native American History Museum; and in-school celebrations for Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year and other cultural events.

The school's wide variety of arts offerings includes an annual talent show; a school-wide art exhibition called Love Art; art room sessions conducted by fine-arts specialists; the Art of the Classroom program; and additional programs that revolve around music.

Extracurricular activities include the After-School Program, Boy and Girl Scouts, the Carlthorp School Chorus, Carlthorp School Clarion (school newspaper), the Carlthorp School Great Books Program, Carlthorp School Sports Teams, Drama and Homework Club, Orchestra, and the Writing Partners Program.

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