Garden Grove Historical Society and Stanley-Ware Ranch

Garden Grove Historical Society and Stanley-Ware Ranch We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Garden Grove, California. We have 17 buildings on our 2 acre ranch, lovingly cared for by our volunteer staff.
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01/05/2020

Tomorrow, January 5, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., we are having our first public tour of 2020. Come out and see the still decorated Stanley House, the fire station, barber shop, post office and other buildings.

Please look at the items we have for sale on ebay. Out seller name is gardengrovehistoricalsociety. We have a number of interesting items for sale.

12/15/2019

Today we are having our last public tour of 2019. The Stanley House is decorated for Christmas. Come out and take a tour at 1:30 p.m. today.

12/11/2019

Our Christmas Sale was a success. Thank you to all of you who came by and purchased some items. The proceeds go to the Garden grove Historical Society for the maintenance and operation of The Stanley Ranch Museum.

Our next public tour is this Sunday, December 15, at 1:30 p.m. The Stanley House is decorated and we would like you to see it and all the other buildings on the tour.

12/07/2019

We have completed the first day of our Christmas Sale. Thank you to all of you who came and bought items. Tomorrow, Saturday, we will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Emerson Hall still is full of Christmas and holiday gift items. We have been putting out new items, so if you came today, there will be items that you did not see. Come by and see and purchase some more gifts.

All of the proceeds from the sale go to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the upkeep and maintenance of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

We also take credit cards and because the wifi system has been fixed, the credit card machine is out on the floor. Please come by and do some more Christmas shopping.

We are ready for our annual Christmas Sale. Emerson Hall if full of Christmas and holiday themed items. We just received...
12/05/2019

We are ready for our annual Christmas Sale. Emerson Hall if full of Christmas and holiday themed items. We just received a large donation of Harley-Davidson branded Christmas items. We also have matchbox cards, dozens of different Beanie babies, tobey mugs galore. Our showcases are full of vintage fashion jewelry. We have clothes and craft items, plates andaccessories. If it is not raining we will have out racks of clothes outside.

Come early and shop. All of the proceeds goes towards the operation of the Stanley ranch Museum. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. We are also a 501C3 non profit.

Sale hours Friday and Saturday are 8:00 a.m,. to 4:30 p.m.

12/05/2019

Our Christmas Sale starts tomorrow. We have Emerson Hall filled with Christmas and holiday themed and gift items. We have ornaments, beanie babies, tobey mugs, gifts, vintage fashion jewelry and much more. It it is not raining we will have clothes on the racks outside. Come both days because always are putting new items out since, thanks to our donors generosity, we have more than we can show at once.

We will be here from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7.

12/01/2019

We are having a public tour today at 1:30 p.m. The Stanley house has been decorated for Christmas.

Our Holiday Sale is next Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Emerson Hall will be full of nice gifts. If the weather is nice, the clothes will be outside.

We had our wifi fixed so we can take credit cards and not have to take you to the catacombs.

Our next public tour will be this Sunday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. The Stanley will be decorated for Christmas.Next week ...
11/29/2019

Our next public tour will be this Sunday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. The Stanley will be decorated for Christmas.

Next week we will be having our annual Holiday Sale. Emerson hall will be filled with gift items. the sale will be December 6 and 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We also take credit cards (MC, Visa, Discover). We have upgraded our wifi so hopefully we don't have to lead you into the catacombs to take your credit card.

11/16/2019

Our next public tour is this Sunday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Our Christmas Sale is December 6 and 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will have a variety of holiday and gift items.

Be sure to check out our ebay site. Our seller name is gardengrovehistoricalsociety. Currently we have some embossed Scripto lighter and Zippo pocket knives, in addition to some Elk's Club long service pins and many other items
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Everything you spend with us, whether it is taking a tour or buying something at our sales or giving a donation goes to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

We are a 100% volunteer run organization. We receive no government funding of any kind.

11/11/2019

Our next public tour is next Sunday November 17, at 1:30 p.m. We are busy getting ready for our Christmas Sale on December 6 and 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will have lots of Christmas gift items. We had our wifi fixed so, as of this writing, if you want to use a credit card, we won't have to take you through the kitchen to get to the credit card reader.

10/13/2019

Our Book and Barn Sale is now history. Thank you to all of you who came and bought something. All the revenue from this sale goes to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

Thank you also to all the volunteers who gave of their time to help us run the sale.

Our next sale is our annual Holiday Sale on December 6 and 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is held in Emerson Hall and features Christmas and holiday gift items. If it is a nice day, we also bring out the clothes.

Our next public tour is October 20, at 1:30 p.m.

10/12/2019

Today is the last day of our Book and Barn Sale. If you haven't been here yet, Don't despair. We still have lots of things. We are still bringing out new items for sale. If you have been here, thank you and please come back. The wind appears to have died down, so we will have our clothes out on display and sale

I have looked through our items and noticed that we have a nice 10 inch mitre saw for sale. We have a girls bicycle also.

Inside, if you are a bibliophile (if you know what this word means, you know who you are) or a history lover, we have a very nice collection of early California history books, along with books of other genres. We have a great selection of gift items. Come down and shop. You will not be disappointed.

10/11/2019

Yes, it is windy. Yes we are still open! We are putting out more things for this second day of our Book and Barn Sale. It may be windy but we are still here. We appreciate your support and your purchases. Come on out and look at what we have. I also brought a nice setting for eight of F.B. Rogers utensils. It is fancy for the holidays. Ask me if you want to see it.

10/11/2019

The first day of the Book and Barn Sale was a resounding success. We had large crowds of people and we were selling a lot of items. We will be putting out a lot of new items tomorrow, so come around and take a look.We take credit cards; Visa, MC and Discover. i have found a set of silverplate utensils. It is F.B. Rogers FBR33 pattern setting for eight. It comes in a box. It is clean but needs a final polish. It is a festive design just right for the holidays and is priced less than some cheap stainless.Come see. Come around and take a look. We will probably have something that you can't live without. Every cent that we get gos to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the maintenance and upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

10/09/2019

The Barn and Book sale starts tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. We have plenty of books. Our jewelry case is packed full of items. We have a nice selections of ladies watches including some vintage wind up watches. We also have two red weed pots form a well known San Francisco pottery. We still have tobey mugs and plenty of jigsaw puzzles. If you collect beanie babies, we have them. The new ones are inside and the donated items will be outside. Come by each day. We are always putting out new things. Also please visit our ebay listings. Our seller name is gardengrovehistoricalsociety. See you at the barn sale. Oh yes! We also take credit cards, visa and MC.

We also take credit cards-MC and Visa
10/07/2019

We also take credit cards-MC and Visa

10/05/2019

We are having a tour tomorrow, Sunday, October 6, at 1:30 p.m. Come out and see the Stanley House (it is not haunted), the fire truck and the Disney Garage plus other buildings.

And don't forget the Barn and Book Sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 10 - 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please do not bring any donations until mid-December. We don't have space to store them until then. We do accept donations of time, talent and treasure always.

10/03/2019

Our next public tour will be this Sunday, October 6, at 1:30 p.m.

The Barn Sale takes place this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 10 - 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. We are rapidly approaching the starting time. We are beginning to set up.

Please, at this time DO NOT bring any donations. We have no place to store them. If you can, hold on to them until mid-December. We should have space available for them.

09/14/2019

We are having a public tour tomorrow, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Preparations for our Barn and Book Sale are well underway. At this time, we do not need clothing or furniture. If you have those to donate, please give them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. We always need donations of small things, like jewelry, watches, coins, stamps and silverware. Also, donations of good ole' cash is always appreciated. We have office hours on Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon if you wish to drop anything off. Donation receipts will be given by request. Every nickel raised by the sale of your donated items goes to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the maintenance and upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum and grounds. We have no paid staff. Every person you see here giving a tour, processing the donations and working the barn sale is a volunteer. Please come for a tour tomorrow and shop at the barn sale on Oct. 10 - 12.

09/05/2019

We are busy preparing for our next Barn and Book Sale which will be held Oct. 10 - 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At this time we do NOT need clothing or furniture. If you have these, please donate them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. What we do need are small items like watches, jewelry, gift items, small silver and gold items, collectibles and coins. We have an ebay site for items of greater value and more specialized items. If you need fraternal items, please look there or contact us.

Our next public tour is September 15 at 1:30 p.m.

08/30/2019

Our next public tour will be this Sunday, September 1 at 1:30 p.m. Take a break from the Orange Street fair or whatever else you are doing and come visit us.

We are also busily preparing for the next barn and Book Sale which will be held Oct. 10 - 12. At this time, we do not need regular clothing items. Please give those to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. We do need new clothing or party wear.

We also are in need of jewelry items, watches (even dead ones, especially with precious metal cases) and sterling silver and silverplate utensils. I know from personal experience that you can sell jewelry yourself but frequently the hassle and low prices you get are hardly worth the effort. We can take the time to sell things that many people don't have.

We are grateful for all donations. Every cent we receive goes to the Stanley Ranch Museum for upkeep and maintenance of the grounds and buildings. We have no paid staff; all of the people you meet giving the tours, processing the donations and running the organization are volunteers. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity please consider us.

08/17/2019

Our next public tour will be tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Our docents will be ready to give a 1 1/2 to 2 hour guided tour of several of our buildings. See you there!

08/04/2019

We are giving tours today. Please arrive at 1:30 p.m. A docent will gladly show you around.

On Thursday morning, July 25, we were visited by Walt's Pilgrimage. This is a class from Lee Honors College, Western Mic...
07/26/2019

On Thursday morning, July 25, we were visited by Walt's Pilgrimage. This is a class from Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University that every summer takes an eight day trip across the U.S. visiting sites connected with the life of Walt Disney, including our Disney garage Studio.

07/25/2019

Our next public tour will be Sunday, August 4, at 1:30 p.m.

Before then I have a question for you: when was the first strawberry festival held in Garden Grove? (Beware, it is not when you think)

07/06/2019

Tomorrow, July 7, we are have a public tour at 1:30 p.m. Come see our buildings.

06/14/2019

Our next public tour will be this Sunday, Father's Day, at 1:30 p.m. Come bring dear ol' dad out for a tour. Yes, we do allow photography on the tour.

06/08/2019

It has come to my attention that a couple of people called the museum office stating that they were going to shoot a movie on our grounds. This is NOT permitted. We are private property and we DO NOT permit movies to be shot on our grounds. If anyone enters our campus without permission when we are not there, the police department will ARREST you.

Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon on Tuesday and Friday. If you leave a phone message, we will return the call when we are there next. A better way to communicate with us is by email. Our email address is:

[email protected]

Again, we do not permit the filming of movies or any other unauthorized photography on our campus.

05/18/2019

We are having a public tour tomorrow, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. Come out and see some history. We have 17 buildings on our grounds. We will show several of them.

On Saturday, may 25, the Strawberry Festival Parade happens. Come out an see it.

04/30/2019

Our next public tour is Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. Come out and learn about the people who got everything started here.

04/13/2019

Today is the last day of our spring Barn and Book Sale. The first two days have been very busy but we still have a lot of new things that we have just put out for sale. We still have the weed pots and a lot of tobey mugs. There are still a quantity of Longaberger baskets for sale. these high quality and highly collectible baskets are available in many different sizes and designs. All are priced below that of ebay and stores. The Longaberger Co. liquidated last year, so there will be NO new baskets from them. If you collect them or just want a nice basket for a gift or your own use, come in and get one (or several). We also have books, including old and collectible books, Elvis items, gift items of all sorta and clothes and shoes.

Every cent spent here goes directly to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

Our hours today are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.

04/11/2019

Today is the first day of our spring Barn and Book Sale. We are ready for you to come here and shop. We a selection of Longaberger baskets, Boyd's Bunnies, Elvis items, tobey mugs, baseball cards.. We also have two weed pots. They make great decorator items. There is also a Lenox vintage jewel covered sugar bowl and creamer set along with a 6 inch serving bowl for sale. All at prices less than ebay or a store. Every cent you spend goes to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the maintenance and upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m., today, tomorrow and Saturday. We are always putting out new things so visit us each day.

We also now take Visa and Mastercard.

04/09/2019

We are almost ready for our spring Barn and Book Sale. We have many different items available. We have Longaberger baskets. If you collect these come look at what we have. Longaberger has gone out of business, so there will be NO MORE of them. We have tobey mugs. We also have a 11 piece complete set of H. Kato champagne lustreware chil'd tea set. We have Elvis items. We have a Lenox vintage gold sugar and creamer set. Everything is priced lower than you see on ebay or antique or home store. Every cent we get goes to the Garden Grove Historical Society for the upkeep of the Stanley Ranch Museum.

We also now accept Visa and Mastercard. We put out new items every day. The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, April 11 until 4:30 p.m. also on Friday and Saturday.

04/06/2019

We are having a public tour, tomorrow, April 7, at 1:30 p.m.

Our Book and Barn Sale is next week, April 11 - 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are rapidly getting the items displayed that we will have for sale. We have some Elvis items including a collectors edition of his gold record for Hound Dog. We will have two 1960s era weed pots for sale. If, you don't know what a weed pot is, come take a look. We have lots of tobey mugs, all sorts of books (including collectors items), clothes, household and giftware items. Come out and pick up those items that you need or want

This year, we are now able to accept credit cards. We take Visa and MC only.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY MORE DONATIONS UNTIL AFTER THE BARN SALE!!! We have no space to store them

Our next public tour is Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.Our Book and Barn Sale preparations are going well. We will have a l...
04/03/2019

Our next public tour is Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Our Book and Barn Sale preparations are going well. We will have a large selection of items for sale including a pink Fenton basket vase, 2 red weed pots, many antiquarian and collector books, Bert's Bunnies and tobey mugs. This year we also can accept credit cards (Visa and MC only).

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY MORE DONATIONS UNTIL AFTER THE BARN SALE!!!! We have no place to put them. After the sale we will have space.

04/01/2019

Our Spring Sale is coming up, April 11-13. All sale proceeds go towards the upkeep and preservation of the Stanley-Ware Ranch. Please join us and know that your shopping is supporting one of Garden Grove's greatest treasures.

Address

12174 Euclid St
Garden Grove, CA
92842

General information

Our docent-led tours are held on the first and third Sundays of each month, from 1:30-3:00 PM. We ask for a $5.00 donation from adults and $1.00 from children. Our volunteer staff of local historians are happy to share the history of Garden Grove and hope to give our guests a vision of what life was like here in the late 19th century. Group tours are available and can be arranged by calling ahead of time or contacting us by email. DONATION POLICY FOR ITEMS GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM. We accept items by donation only. Board policy has always been not to accept loans of any kind. Museums deaccession items all the time due to changing tastes, goals and finances. A loaned item may not be sold, given away, transferred to another institution, licensed or destroyed. If you have items that you are not sure that you wish to donate, please keep them. In the future, if you wish to donate items, we would be glad to accept them.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(714) 530-8871

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