Heritage Museum of Orange County

Heritage Museum of Orange County We are a cultural and natural history center dedicated to preserving, promoting, and restoring local history through hands on education! Heritage Museum of Orange County is one of the most interesting cultural and natural history centers in Southern California.

The centerpiece of the museum, which covers nearly 12 acres in all, is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Among these is the Kellogg House, familiar to teachers and students throughout Orange County as a favorite field trip destination for nearly 25 years.

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🧙‍♀️“Sisters, we have been gone 300 years” Well, they’re BACK at HMOC and on the BIG screen! Join us Oct 23rd while @swe...
09/25/2021

🧙‍♀️“Sisters, we have been gone 300 years” Well, they’re BACK at HMOC and on the BIG screen! Join us Oct 23rd while @swevenstate presents Hocus Pocus under the stars! This Movie Night also includes trick or treating, themed photo ops, trivia and a costume contest!!🕯Light the Black Flame Candle and get ready for a bewitching good time!🧹🍵

🎟Ticket info at @swevenstate

🧙‍♀️“Sisters, we have been gone 300 years” Well, they’re BACK at HMOC and on the BIG screen! Join us Oct 23rd while @swevenstate presents Hocus Pocus under the stars! This Movie Night also includes trick or treating, themed photo ops, trivia and a costume contest!!🕯Light the Black Flame Candle and get ready for a bewitching good time!🧹🍵

🎟Ticket info at @swevenstate

We’ve been so busy at the museum, we’re putting EVERYONE to work!😁🐶Orville loves his new HMOC shirt! Many thanks to Dani...
09/23/2021

We’ve been so busy at the museum, we’re putting EVERYONE to work!😁🐶Orville loves his new HMOC shirt! Many thanks to Daniel for being the best dog wrangler while @jamiesukie is busy running around🐶 #hmoc #orvillesue

We’ve been so busy at the museum, we’re putting EVERYONE to work!😁🐶Orville loves his new HMOC shirt! Many thanks to Daniel for being the best dog wrangler while @jamiesukie is busy running around🐶 #hmoc #orvillesue

🐶Canines in Costumes?! Our fave!!! The Bark Bash is coming up quick and with Food Trucks, Local Vendors, Entertainment, ...
09/23/2021

🐶Canines in Costumes?! Our fave!!! The Bark Bash is coming up quick and with Food Trucks, Local Vendors, Entertainment, Kids Area, Music AND Dog Friendly and benefits an awesome animal rescue @barksoflove?! Slam dunk. You can’t miss this one!! See you and Fido at the museum! 🐾

😍Today was just all sorts of AMAZING! We are overjoyed to have had this incredible opportunity to share the love and joy...
09/21/2021

😍Today was just all sorts of AMAZING! We are overjoyed to have had this incredible opportunity to share the love and joy that the museum and its grounds bring us with a whole new audience of people on @foxla and Good Day LA! @bobbydtv and @kathykelloggjohnson and all our invaluable museum staff really did an awesome job of broadcasting all of our genuine care for our community, people, environment and reconnecting with our beloved school children! Our hearts are SO full to have been a part of it!! 🤗

If you missed the news segments we’ll let you know when/where you can watch the clips soon! 📺

Thank you to everyone that tuned in, and all the people behind and in front of the cameras for making this happen! 🤩 #HMOC

📺🤩We’re so excited, HMOC gets to be interviewed live on the Channel 11 morning news tomorrow for three different segment...
09/19/2021

📺🤩We’re so excited, HMOC gets to be interviewed live on the Channel 11 morning news tomorrow for three different segments to showcase some of the incredible things we’re working on!

🌳🌲🌻The always inspiring Kathy Kellogg Johnson @kathykelloggjohnson Co-Owner and Chairman of the Board of one of our amazing partners and donors @kellogggarden is going to be discussing her passion: working with the community and school children to embrace and move forward to sustainable futures!

🌱🚜Our awesome Gospel Swamp Farm Manager Sam @samuelguitron1959 will be talking about our ground breaking (literally 🤣) Seed Library program designed to let local community members bring seeds from their homeland that aren’t sold here to grow and educate new generations about their history and culture.

🥰 And our irreplaceable and wonderful Executive Director @jamiesukie gets to chat about the museum’s role as a local history center to connect our community, especially the youth, to their heritage through food systems, organic farming and a focus on health!

😃It’s going to be a fun and exciting morning, tune in tomorrow and let us know what you think! 🤗 #hmoc

📺🤩We’re so excited, HMOC gets to be interviewed live on the Channel 11 morning news tomorrow for three different segments to showcase some of the incredible things we’re working on!

🌳🌲🌻The always inspiring Kathy Kellogg Johnson @kathykelloggjohnson Co-Owner and Chairman of the Board of one of our amazing partners and donors @kellogggarden is going to be discussing her passion: working with the community and school children to embrace and move forward to sustainable futures!

🌱🚜Our awesome Gospel Swamp Farm Manager Sam @samuelguitron1959 will be talking about our ground breaking (literally 🤣) Seed Library program designed to let local community members bring seeds from their homeland that aren’t sold here to grow and educate new generations about their history and culture.

🥰 And our irreplaceable and wonderful Executive Director @jamiesukie gets to chat about the museum’s role as a local history center to connect our community, especially the youth, to their heritage through food systems, organic farming and a focus on health!

😃It’s going to be a fun and exciting morning, tune in tomorrow and let us know what you think! 🤗 #hmoc

Join HMOC on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Tickets are free! Visit our website for more information and registration ...
09/15/2021

Join HMOC on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Tickets are free! Visit our website for more information and registration details!

www.HeritageMuseumOC.org

Join HMOC on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! Tickets are free! Visit our website for more information and registration details!

www.HeritageMuseumOC.org

🌟5000🌟We achieved #fivethousand followers in  Instagramland! WOW! THANK YOU! Every single one YOU (algorithm allowing yo...
09/14/2021

🌟5000🌟

We achieved #fivethousand followers in Instagramland! WOW! THANK YOU! Every single one YOU (algorithm allowing you to see this or not 😹)! If you have an IG account and not yet following, it’s @heritagemusoc ❤️

We have lots of new friends in this space (👋) and we are beyond grateful to our dear ones @creepitrealoc for the introductions! We can’t wait for you guys to be a part of ALL of our adventures! This was an amazing event with incredible people! Our love to you, Megan, Kevin, and your wonderful team! 🖤👻🧡

More thanks to our dear friends @hauntedorangecounty for bringing our friend @bobgurrofficial by yesterday! We’re always so grateful for his time and care and we want to share some special things that HE shared with us yesterday. 🥰

Bob just about gave US a tour of the museum! He shared his passion for our beloved Gospel Swamp and how much he loves to enjoy the rarity and beauty of this sacred space here. Hearing him speak with so much heart about the museum was surreal and so meaningful! He also shared his knowledge of smudge pots! 😹❤️ He is always so gracious and kind- we’re so happy you all were a part of this special day!

Many more beautiful memories to be made here at #HMOC with thanks to YOUR support! Thanks for being here, friends! 💖 WE LOVE YOU!

🌟5000🌟

We achieved #fivethousand followers in Instagramland! WOW! THANK YOU! Every single one YOU (algorithm allowing you to see this or not 😹)! If you have an IG account and not yet following, it’s @heritagemusoc ❤️

We have lots of new friends in this space (👋) and we are beyond grateful to our dear ones @creepitrealoc for the introductions! We can’t wait for you guys to be a part of ALL of our adventures! This was an amazing event with incredible people! Our love to you, Megan, Kevin, and your wonderful team! 🖤👻🧡

More thanks to our dear friends @hauntedorangecounty for bringing our friend @bobgurrofficial by yesterday! We’re always so grateful for his time and care and we want to share some special things that HE shared with us yesterday. 🥰

Bob just about gave US a tour of the museum! He shared his passion for our beloved Gospel Swamp and how much he loves to enjoy the rarity and beauty of this sacred space here. Hearing him speak with so much heart about the museum was surreal and so meaningful! He also shared his knowledge of smudge pots! 😹❤️ He is always so gracious and kind- we’re so happy you all were a part of this special day!

Many more beautiful memories to be made here at #HMOC with thanks to YOUR support! Thanks for being here, friends! 💖 WE LOVE YOU!

09/11/2021

Dust off your brooms and cauldrons! It’s time for the annual Witches’ Brew Tea hosted by the Victorian Tea Society of Heritage Museum OC! 🧙🏽‍♀️🧹🫖🍵
October 16, 2021 from 11:00-1:00pm. Tickets available now! Visit our website for more details! Or go directly to www.givebutter.com/VTSFallTea2021

We had an amazing weekend and we hope you did, too! We are so honored to be the home for @braveonesfoundation and their ...
08/30/2021

We had an amazing weekend and we hope you did, too! We are so honored to be the home for @braveonesfoundation and their annual celebration, #HangoutForHendrix! And now, we get to celebrate Allison & Jeremy with the cutest citrus deco, courtesy of @thedizzydaisyflowershop!!! Hooray! 🥰 Make it a great week, friends!

After eight years of dedication to our beloved @gospelswampfarm, our dearest one Moises Plascencia has a new adventure i...
08/28/2021

After eight years of dedication to our beloved @gospelswampfarm, our dearest one Moises Plascencia has a new adventure in the works. He’s still very much an inspiration for us at the museum and we know he’ll continue to guide us through his love and passion for this beautiful community! He’s placed our farm in the equally loving care of our new Gospel Swamp Farm Manager Sam Guitron and we are so excited to welcome our new friend aboard! Sam comes to us with so much knowledge and most importantly- a huge heart for this meaningful work! Please join us in offering well wishes and congratulations to Moises and Sam! We love you both! 💚 💚 💚

After eight years of dedication to our beloved @gospelswampfarm, our dearest one Moises Plascencia has a new adventure in the works. He’s still very much an inspiration for us at the museum and we know he’ll continue to guide us through his love and passion for this beautiful community! He’s placed our farm in the equally loving care of our new Gospel Swamp Farm Manager Sam Guitron and we are so excited to welcome our new friend aboard! Sam comes to us with so much knowledge and most importantly- a huge heart for this meaningful work! Please join us in offering well wishes and congratulations to Moises and Sam! We love you both! 💚 💚 💚

It's Wednesday, we're halfway through the week! We now have new content available on our Member Portal to help you get b...
08/25/2021

It's Wednesday, we're halfway through the week! We now have new content available on our Member Portal to help you get by until the weekend!

Heritage Museum of Orange County is the home to a variety of different insects, including our favorite friends, Bees!! Check out the video we have on bees on our Member Portal as well as our Insect of HMOC!

To get access to this and all of the great content we have available, simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in! If you're not a member yet, sign up by heading over to our website, www.heritagemuseumoc.org and sign up! Make sure you don't miss out!

A new Knowledge Vault is available now on our Member Portal. Voting! It's your right, learn more about it's history and ...
08/18/2021

A new Knowledge Vault is available now on our Member Portal. Voting! It's your right, learn more about it's history and the importance of having the right to vote!

To access this Knowledge Vault topic and others, simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in! If you're not a member yet, you can sign up on our website: heritagemuseumoc.org, follow the link on our Membership page!

And as always we thank our members and friends for their continued support!

A new Knowledge Vault is available now on our Member Portal. Voting! It's your right, learn more about it's history and the importance of having the right to vote!

To access this Knowledge Vault topic and others, simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in! If you're not a member yet, you can sign up on our website: heritagemuseumoc.org, follow the link on our Membership page!

And as always we thank our members and friends for their continued support!

Our jacaranda trees just won’t stop this year- they are glorious! In AUGUST!! 🤩 This is quite unusual, but so welcomed! ...
08/17/2021

Our jacaranda trees just won’t stop this year- they are glorious! In AUGUST!! 🤩 This is quite unusual, but so welcomed! 💜💜💜 Shine on, beauties!

Our jacaranda trees just won’t stop this year- they are glorious! In AUGUST!! 🤩 This is quite unusual, but so welcomed! 💜💜💜 Shine on, beauties!

We were invited to celebrate the inauguration of the mural entitled "The birds”, a mural dedicated to the diversity of t...
08/11/2021

We were invited to celebrate the inauguration of the mural entitled "The birds”, a mural dedicated to the diversity of the city of Santa Ana. We were represented by Daniel Cooper at this beautiful event last Saturday and he had so much fun! We must support the arts, our youth, and our community! Congratulations to the students and artists!

The mural was painted by a group of local high school students as well as Fullerton University students and created with the sponsorship of the Santa Ana Busines Council and under the artistic coordination of Master Artist Moses Camacho, the walls were donated of good will by the property owners from fourth street.

Thanks so much for including us!

New Content Alert: A new entry in our Knowledge Vault! Learn about Compton's Cafeteria Riots and the impact it had on th...
08/06/2021

New Content Alert: A new entry in our Knowledge Vault! Learn about Compton's Cafeteria Riots and the impact it had on the LGBTQ+ movement during the 60's and today.

To access this new content simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in. If you aren't a member yet, you can sign up on our website www.heritagemuseumoc.org.

We are extremely grateful to all of our members and friends for your continued support and encouragement!!

New Content Alert: A new entry in our Knowledge Vault! Learn about Compton's Cafeteria Riots and the impact it had on the LGBTQ+ movement during the 60's and today.

To access this new content simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in. If you aren't a member yet, you can sign up on our website www.heritagemuseumoc.org.

We are extremely grateful to all of our members and friends for your continued support and encouragement!!

We are so grateful to Vicky Nguyen and Spectrum News 1 for sharing our story and the reality of our circumstances as we ...
08/04/2021
OC art community rebuilds after losing $121M, 2,700 employees

We are so grateful to Vicky Nguyen and Spectrum News 1 for sharing our story and the reality of our circumstances as we push forward through the pandemic. We know how privileged we are to be able to reopen and continue our mission while many others can’t. We are so fortunate and we have our donors and supporters to (deeply!) thank. But we are far from “okay”. We’ll get there, though! We hope this piece helps you to know how needed and appreciated your continued efforts mean to us!

With all of our love and care,

Your HMOC Family ❤️

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We’re so honored to be on the host committee for the Society of American Archivists 2021 virtual convention “Together/Ap...
08/03/2021

We’re so honored to be on the host committee for the Society of American Archivists 2021 virtual convention “Together/Apart”! Remember when we asked you to share your home collections during quarantine? It’s happening again but through @saarchivists platform! Head on over to their page and learn more!

Thanks to @sarahevrieling for contributing and @blinkingowl for always coming in handy! 🥰🍊💕#SAA21

One day left to get two for the price of one! Preserve OC is a phenomenal resource for finding secret historical gems in...
07/31/2021

One day left to get two for the price of one! Preserve OC is a phenomenal resource for finding secret historical gems in Orange County- have you checked out their new history map?? All things historic from Eichler homes to Historic Wintersburg! If you love local history and adventuring, this deal is made with love for YOU!

One day left to get two for the price of one! Preserve OC is a phenomenal resource for finding secret historical gems in Orange County- have you checked out their new history map?? All things historic from Eichler homes to Historic Wintersburg! If you love local history and adventuring, this deal is made with love for YOU!

07/31/2021

We have a new podcast available on our Member Portal! Come and learn some fun history about Buena Park and America's oldest theme park Knott's Berry Farm!

To listen to this new episode of History with a Twist just head on over to our Member Portal and sign in! If you're not a member yet, you can sign up easily through our website www.heritagemuseumoc.org. Don't forget we have our Membership of the Month deal for July! Get it while it's still here!

And as always we thank all of our friends and members for your continued support!!

It’s that time of year again… @blinkingowl #ORANGE pickup day! Did you know that their #OrangeCountyOrangeVodka is made ...
07/28/2021

It’s that time of year again… @blinkingowl #ORANGE pickup day! Did you know that their #OrangeCountyOrangeVodka is made with our Valencia oranges?? Did you also know JUST how FRESH and amazing the process is?? No? 🙀 …

Our team (Daniel, Betzaira, and Kim) picked these beauties just this morning- our friend @kehrageous picked them up at 1pm, they are almost done being mashed and intoxicated right about now, and bottled TOMORROW! 🥰🍊🥰

It’s that time of year again… @blinkingowl #ORANGE pickup day! Did you know that their #OrangeCountyOrangeVodka is made with our Valencia oranges?? Did you also know JUST how FRESH and amazing the process is?? No? 🙀 …

Our team (Daniel, Betzaira, and Kim) picked these beauties just this morning- our friend @kehrageous picked them up at 1pm, they are almost done being mashed and intoxicated right about now, and bottled TOMORROW! 🥰🍊🥰

The Olympics are well underway and we have a very special Knowledge Vault blog post up right now on our Member Portal!Le...
07/23/2021

The Olympics are well underway and we have a very special Knowledge Vault blog post up right now on our Member Portal!

Learn about the history of the Olympics, from its origin, its original competitions, the decline after the takeover of Greece by Rome and the revival all the way to the Olympics that we know today!

To view this simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in! If you're not a member you can sign up at our website www.heritagemuseumoc.org! We are still currently running our Membership of the Month deal, so take advantage while you can!

As always we thank all our friends for your continued support! We hope you enjoy this year's Olympic games! 🥳🥳🥳🥳

The Olympics are well underway and we have a very special Knowledge Vault blog post up right now on our Member Portal!

Learn about the history of the Olympics, from its origin, its original competitions, the decline after the takeover of Greece by Rome and the revival all the way to the Olympics that we know today!

To view this simply head over to our Member Portal and sign in! If you're not a member you can sign up at our website www.heritagemuseumoc.org! We are still currently running our Membership of the Month deal, so take advantage while you can!

As always we thank all our friends for your continued support! We hope you enjoy this year's Olympic games! 🥳🥳🥳🥳

Address

3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA
92704

General information

The Kellogg House and grounds are open to the public on Fridays and Sundays as listed. There is a $5 fee for self-guiding tours of the house. Hands-on school field trip programs are available by advance reservation only.

Opening Hours

Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

(714) 540-0404

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Hi Folks... (That's Y'All for us back here.) Somehow, FaceBook hasn't been sharing your posts with me, so I had to do a search to see how you were doing. I REALLY miss you all and our frequent work days! I guess I'v now come full circle, as I started volunteering back in Orange County with the mountain bike club, SHARE, around 1988, became Exec Director of Trails4All in 1997, and now I'm a volunteer again, helping out these days at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden here in Owensboro, KY. Not quite the same, but close! ;- ) Today we had a group of about 50, incoming freshmen from Brescia University. https://www.brescia.edu What I DO miss are TRAILS! Not many at all back here!
Here we are at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in 2014 for Reena Rosales-Arellano & Wælter Arellano's wedding!
The Dino event was fun! Thanks for making it happen!
Will Haunted Orange soon be resuming their haunted tour of the Kellogg house? Our family is looking forward to it.
Is it TEA TIME yet???
Join us for the 2nd Annual Orange County Archives Bazaar: Murals, Memories, and Meaning-Making at the Hilbert Museum (10/26, 11am-5pm). The event will bring libraries, special collections, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions together to showcase material from their collections and highlight the known and unknown stories of Orange County. Program information is now available on the Event Page. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/478732519377664/
Our visit to #HeritageMuseumOC!
Civil War Reenactment today.
Yesterday, my friend, and I, visited the museum and Viva Verde event. Thank you David, Jamie, and Kevin for being so helpful, and informative. I will definitely be back!
I hope this is ok to post here. I'd like to share a "revised" version of my short film on Early El Toro, where Eddie Grijalva provides a deeper understanding of land owners like Lewis F. Moulton and how things used to be here in South OC decades ago. I hope you enjoy it.
My husband and I were married here 17 years ago, we went to visit this weekend and the staff was wonderful. They greeted us by name and allowed us to walk around and reminisce about our special day. Another great experience.
We enjoyed a wonderful visit today, thank you to everyone who let us take a sneak peak inside the house between events, it made our day so pleasant. This is definitely one of the hidden treasures in Orange County. A special thanks to Alice (from the Astronomy night, she worked with me most of the night at my small telescope next to the red VW van) and to Jamie Hiber and Debie who welcomed us to the grounds and house.