Placentia Founders Society and the Bradford House

Placentia Founders Society and the Bradford House The Placentia Founders Society preserve the city's past by maintaining the historic Bradford House.

In addition to keeping the Bradford House one of the best restored and maintained houses in Orange County, the Placentia Founders Society sponsors free chamber concerts and hosts several community events throughout the year including the annual wine dinner, holiday party and local artist exhibits. Our docents lead tours for hundreds of local schoolchildren annually as they learn the history of their hometown. And the 2.5 acre estate includes a city park plus the historic home.

The Halloween Haunt is a great success!
10/29/2023

The Halloween Haunt is a great success!

We were pleased to have a Bradford House visit from a Bradford descendent, Irene (Rene) Bradford Kamin, and members of C...
10/26/2023

We were pleased to have a Bradford House visit from a Bradford descendent, Irene (Rene) Bradford Kamin, and members of CHOC’s Littlest Angel Guild.

Yea!! Someone cleaned out their office and dropped off a bunch of computer towers for recycling!!  The recycling guys wi...
10/22/2023

Yea!! Someone cleaned out their office and dropped off a bunch of computer towers for recycling!! The recycling guys will be in the Towncenter parking lot until 3p today.

Supporting the Bradford house with electronic recycling. Thanks to local residents.
10/21/2023

Supporting the Bradford house with electronic recycling. Thanks to local residents.

It is TODAY and SUNDAY from 9 to 3 yeah.  Get rid of your old electronics and support Placentia’s own historic BRADFORD ...
10/21/2023

It is TODAY and SUNDAY from 9 to 3 yeah. Get rid of your old electronics and support Placentia’s own historic BRADFORD HOUSE.

This is the weekend!  Get rid of all the old electronics by bringing them to the Placentia Town Center.  Support the his...
10/19/2023

This is the weekend! Get rid of all the old electronics by bringing them to the Placentia Town Center. Support the historic Bradford House.

The Bradford House was excited to participate in the Heritage Day Parade as well as the events at Tri/City Park.
10/14/2023

The Bradford House was excited to participate in the Heritage Day Parade as well as the events at Tri/City Park.

We are representing at the Placentia Heritage Day Festival.   Join us today at Tri-City Park!
10/14/2023

We are representing at the Placentia Heritage Day Festival. Join us today at Tri-City Park!

10/06/2023

Bradford House Bradford House Event Bradford House Bradford House Event Placentia Founders Society The Placentia Founders Society (PFS) was established in 1974 to preserve and maintain the Bradford House, which was built in 1902. Now it is a living museum, providing a glimpse into the lives of a pio...

Come visit The Bradford House booth at Heritage Day events in Tri-City Park on Saturday, October 14th. We will be in the...
10/03/2023

Come visit The Bradford House booth at Heritage Day events in Tri-City Park on Saturday, October 14th. We will be in the parade as well. Let’s celebrate Placentia and it’s historic Bradford House.

Help support the Bradford House by bringing your electronic recycling on Saturday, October 21st or Sunday, October 22nd ...
09/26/2023

Help support the Bradford House by bringing your electronic recycling on Saturday, October 21st or Sunday, October 22nd from 9 to 3 to the Placentia Town Center parking lot.

Check-out the Placentia Founders Society summer issue of The Green Shingle.
09/26/2023

Check-out the Placentia Founders Society summer issue of The Green Shingle.

The Bradford House is currently training new docents. No minimum service, no costume, script provided, “shadow” experien...
09/26/2023

The Bradford House is currently training new docents. No minimum service, no costume, script provided, “shadow” experienced docent until ready, adult and/or student tours. If interested, leave a message at 714 993-2470.

Early morning appts at the Bradford House and you get to see the beauty in the Ruby Red Window when the sun comes thru!!
08/16/2023

Early morning appts at the Bradford House and you get to see the beauty in the Ruby Red Window when the sun comes thru!!

The Placentia Founders Society/The Bradford House was pleased to participate in the Key Ranch’s Summer Citrus Frdtival o...
08/05/2023

The Placentia Founders Society/The Bradford House was pleased to participate in the Key Ranch’s Summer Citrus Frdtival on August. 5th

Surprise!  Besides our docent-led tours of the historic Bradford House on the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 PM...
08/01/2023

Surprise! Besides our docent-led tours of the historic Bradford House on the second Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 PM, you can also take a video tour of each room of the house on YouTube. (). Try it out!

Come see the Bradford House booth at one of our other local historic homes, The Key Ranch, at their Summer Citrus Harves...
08/01/2023

Come see the Bradford House booth at one of our other local historic homes, The Key Ranch, at their Summer Citrus Harvest on Saturday, August 5 from 10 to 2.

The Bradford House will be open this Sunday, July 9th from 2 to 4 PM for docent-led tours… as it is the second Sunday of...
07/05/2023

The Bradford House will be open this Sunday, July 9th from 2 to 4 PM for docent-led tours… as it is the second Sunday of each month. Ever wonder how Placentia developed from this picture into the City we see today? Come find out.

At the Bradford House, we often get questions about the privately owned Pierotti House on Bradford Avenue. It has been h...
06/15/2023

At the Bradford House, we often get questions about the privately owned Pierotti House on Bradford Avenue. It has been hard to get a view of the house due to overgrown vegetation which was just trimmed back. You can find information about the house ://fullertonobserver.com/2020/04/19/peering-at-the-past-of-the-pierotti-house/
Below are picture taken through the chain link fence after the trees were recently trimmed.

The PFS held its annual members’ meeting on June 9th at which last year’s activities and accomishments were summarized a...
06/10/2023

The PFS held its annual members’ meeting on June 9th at which last year’s activities and accomishments were summarized and executive officers were elected. Incoming President, Eric Holmgren then showed a few of the Bradford House video tours now posted on YouTube ( history 6046). Thanks to all who participated.

On the nite of our annual meeting, our special house is in mourning for the loss of our President, Tina Maraj.  See you ...
06/09/2023

On the nite of our annual meeting, our special house is in mourning for the loss of our President, Tina Maraj. See you all tonite!!

One of my all time favorite comedy sketches
12/24/2022

One of my all time favorite comedy sketches

Conway said, 'My object was to find places in the sketch where I knew I could break up Harvey.' Mission accomplished.

Enjoyed a delicious lunch and wonderful conversation at our Board Holiday Lunch. Thank you Joe Rasic for always taking c...
12/22/2022

Enjoyed a delicious lunch and wonderful conversation at our Board Holiday Lunch. Thank you Joe Rasic for always taking care of us and serving your signature "Bradford Burger"! Happy Holidays Friends!

The elves have been busy getting the Bradford House ready for the monthly Sunday Tour this weekend.  This weekend in the...
12/07/2022

The elves have been busy getting the Bradford House ready for the monthly Sunday Tour this weekend. This weekend in the dinning room, we are showing a new Fostoria collection that was recently donated.

So we’ll said.
11/05/2022

So we’ll said.

10/11/2022

Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Event - this SATURDAY

The City invites Placentia residents and businesses to participate in a free community Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Event this Saturday, October 15th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Placentia Civic Center (401 East Chapman Avenue). Paper Depot will be present at the event to destroy confidential documents on-site. Limit four (4) banker box-size containers from each household or business located in Placentia. Residents are asked to please place items in the trunk for easy access, and if the material is in a 3-ring binder, please remove it before shredding. Attan Recycling will be present to collect e-waste. For more information about accepted e-waste items, please click https://www.placentia.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=4345 or call Cathy Nguyen, Environmental Services Coordinator, at (714) 993-8123.

Heritage Day Parade & Festival 2022! 2 of our Newest Board Member rode  in vintage cars in the parade and we also hosted...
10/09/2022

Heritage Day Parade & Festival 2022! 2 of our Newest Board Member rode in vintage cars in the parade and we also hosted a Victorian Photo Booth at The Festival giving out information about Placentia Founders Society and the Bradford House. It was a lovely day.

09/18/2022

I loved joining the legendary Coach Varvas, parents, and other supporters in welcoming over 12,000 high school cross country runners from 450 schools in 21 states to the Great Park for the 21st Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic. It was rewarding to work with them and our team City Hall earlier this year to return this race to Irvine city limits!

Hot Of The Press!
08/05/2022

Hot Of The Press!

It was a lovely Summer Evening for our 1st Board Meeting of our Membership year. We now have the ability to accept donat...
07/20/2022

It was a lovely Summer Evening for our 1st Board Meeting of our Membership year. We now have the ability to accept donations and collect membership dues via credit call! Contact us for more info! 714-403-7901 Tina Maraj President.

Hi Friends of Placentia Founders Society and the Bradford House Please take advantage of this opportunity to recycle you...
07/06/2022

Hi Friends of Placentia Founders Society and the Bradford House Please take advantage of this opportunity to recycle your e-waste THIS WEEKEND July 9th & 10th. See flyer below for more information or contact Tina Maraj 714-403-7901 PLEASE NOTE THESES ITEMS are NOT FREE to dispose of
$10 - Microwaves, Cooling Units (Water Dispensers, Air Conditioners, Personal Refrigerators [wine coolers, mini freezer])

$20 - Water Heaters, Freezers

$30 - Washing Machines, Dryers, Dishwashers, Stoves, etc.

$40 - Refrigerators (Standard 2-3 doors).

The Bradford House is decorated for Independence Day!
06/26/2022

The Bradford House is decorated for Independence Day!

Time to set the dinning room table again for our Sunday Open House.  The next one will be Sunday, July 10th.  The table'...
06/23/2022

Time to set the dinning room table again for our Sunday Open House. The next one will be Sunday, July 10th. The table's dishes this time are bright and cheery Bauer Pottery. The factory for it was in Los Angeles in the 1920's.

Its almost the end of our year and it was a lovely Spring evening to gather once again in person. Missing you Nancy Murr...
05/18/2022

Its almost the end of our year and it was a lovely Spring evening to gather once again in person. Missing you Nancy Murray. We will all be gathering again soon for our Annual Meeting on Friday June 10th to celebrate Bradford House's 120th Birthday which is open to the public. Please comment or message for more info.

Time to set the dinning room table for our monthly Sunday Open House and Tours.  This month we are using Nancy Murray's ...
05/06/2022

Time to set the dinning room table for our monthly Sunday Open House and Tours. This month we are using Nancy Murray's wedding china from Wedgewood. The table turned out so beautiful!! Be sure to come by and see it. We will be open 2p - 4p.

04/26/2022

Join Us for Our Second "Homes With History" Talk! -

Congratulations to Paul and Kerry Zuniga on being the winner of the raffle for the Placentia Opoly Game. Thank you for s...
04/25/2022

Congratulations to Paul and Kerry Zuniga on being the winner of the raffle for the Placentia Opoly Game. Thank you for supporting Bradford House and Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza!

It was a lovely evening dining and socializing  at Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza and Our PFS Board and Friends. Thank you t...
04/20/2022

It was a lovely evening dining and socializing at Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza and Our PFS Board and Friends. Thank you to Joe Rasic for donating 15% of our bills to our Foundation.

Hello Friends of The Bradford House here is Episode 2 of our video series with Host and Producer  Eric Holmgren ,  Co- H...
03/28/2022

Hello Friends of The Bradford House here is Episode 2 of our video series with Host and Producer Eric Holmgren , Co- Host Nancy Murray and welcome Lynda Baker.
Please subscribe to our YouTube page.

Eric talks with Nancy Murray about the Bradford family, the creation of the Placentia Founders Society and efforts to preserve the Bradford House.

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The Placentia Founders Society enjoys keeping the Bradford House one of the best restored and maintained historical houses in Orange County. We strive to continue to host docents lead tours for hundreds of local schoolchildren annually as they learn the history of their hometown. For this reason we reach out to our members and community to participate in occasional fundraisers. We also the sponsor free chamber concerts and hosts several community events throughout the year including Local art exhibits, Love Placentia, Quarter Mania’s, The Placentia Chamber of Commerce’s December Mixer and Exclusive Holiday Party. The 2.5 acre estate includes a city park plus the historic home.