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!
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The 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.

It’s Washington Navel season- yippee! But what do we spy?? These Valencias are wanting to join the party! Not yet time f...
02/10/2020

It’s Washington Navel season- yippee! But what do we spy?? These Valencias are wanting to join the party! Not yet time for these go-getters. They sure are pretty, though!

It’s a little wet out there today, but we’re nice and cozy in the #KelloggHouse! Open to the public from 11am-3pm today!...
02/09/2020

It’s a little wet out there today, but we’re nice and cozy in the #KelloggHouse! Open to the public from 11am-3pm today!

This photo is from several years ago when we “went red for women”. #goredforwomen #february #americanheartassociation

Quick shoutout to all of our followers- or as we think of you, friends! Your likes, comments, and shares help spread our...
02/08/2020

Quick shoutout to all of our followers- or as we think of you, friends! Your likes, comments, and shares help spread our mission and love for this sacred space we get to call “work”. It means a lot! If you’re not following us on other platforms, remember that we’ve got ‘em! Instagram is great for general content, Facebook is helpful in keeping up with our events, and Pinterest is full of historical photos and wedding inspo! We 💕 YOU! 🥰

It may be February, but these winter blooms are just stunning! Camellias, Evergreen Pear trees, and... what’s this?? Any...
02/08/2020

It may be February, but these winter blooms are just stunning! Camellias, Evergreen Pear trees, and... what’s this?? Any guesses, friends? The answer might surprise you!

Museum Magic! 💚
02/06/2020

Museum Magic! 💚

It’s camellia season and we’re in love! 💞
01/30/2020

It’s camellia season and we’re in love! 💞

This Sunday! Come on out! @behindthepicketfence
01/28/2020

This Sunday! Come on out! @behindthepicketfence

We love our volunteers so much!!! So happy we could celebrate you all yesterday! The good work that you do keeps the mus...
01/27/2020

We love our volunteers so much!!! So happy we could celebrate you all yesterday! The good work that you do keeps the museum going and each and every one of you are an inspiration! THANK YOU! ❤️

Our annual Rose Pruning Workshop on Saturday was a huge success! While they look a little bare right now, it will bring ...
01/27/2020

Our annual Rose Pruning Workshop on Saturday was a huge success! While they look a little bare right now, it will bring health and new growth in just a few short months! Thanks to all of our wonderful friends that joined us! 🌹🌹🌹

We’ve rescheduled the Dad’s University Father/Daughter dance! February 28th!
01/23/2020

We’ve rescheduled the Dad’s University Father/Daughter dance! February 28th!

The Children’s Room in the #KelloggHouse. Not only do our students get to play with antique toys here, but we also teach...
01/22/2020

The Children’s Room in the #KelloggHouse. Not only do our students get to play with antique toys here, but we also teach them about Victorian childhood- learning how to stitch by age 7 is pretty impressive! Who all is bringing their students on a field trip this Spring?? 🙋‍♀️🙋

Don’t forget!! This Saturday we’re hosting a free workshop! It’s going to be fun AND educational- woohoo!
01/22/2020

Don’t forget!! This Saturday we’re hosting a free workshop! It’s going to be fun AND educational- woohoo!

We can’t wait! Even if you’re not getting married, come on by for the one day only vintage wedding dress exhibit, blacks...
01/19/2020

We can’t wait! Even if you’re not getting married, come on by for the one day only vintage wedding dress exhibit, blacksmith demonstrations, and guided nature walks!

It’s Bridal Show Day!!!! Walk-ins welcome! $10 at the gate, FREE parking! Not only will you meet the best wedding vendors in Orange County, we have a one day only exhibit on vintage wedding gowns lack smith demonstrations, and guided nature walks through the wetlands! Come and #sundayfunday with us! 🥰 #bridalshow #ocbridalshow #ocwedding #ocweddingvenue #historicweddingvenue #museumwedding @ Heritage Museum of Orange County

WOW! Our good friend and museum photographer @jonhaverstickstudio came by yesterday and created this fun masterpiece! So...
01/11/2020

WOW! Our good friend and museum photographer @jonhaverstickstudio came by yesterday and created this fun masterpiece! So neat! ❤️💖❤️

#Reposted from @jonhaverstickstudio
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“The Kellogg House in Winter”

Built in 1898, this lovely Neo-classical Victorian is open to the public at @heritagemusoc

Full Spectrum Infrared Fuji S5; Nikon 12-24mm; IRChrome filter

#infrared #irphotography #invisiblelight #fullspectrumIR #kolarivision #heritagemuseumoforangecounty #KelloggHouse #Victorian #architecture #SantaAna

Join us! It’s fun, educational, and free! Woohoo!
01/10/2020

Join us! It’s fun, educational, and free! Woohoo!

We are so excited to join in on this fun with our friends at @libromobile and @crearstudio !!! Reposted from @libromobil...
01/09/2020

We are so excited to join in on this fun with our friends at @libromobile and @crearstudio !!!

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9 days until our 2nd Anniversary LibroMobile Literary Arts Festival! Every day until we gather to celebrate we’ll feature our guests.

We’ll host local community resources at our festival from 2-8pm, including @crearstudio!

In collaboration with the LibroMobile DIY MFA program, Crear Studio began in Fall 2017 as an interdisciplinary arts and mentorship project, which offers a multi-layered learning environment supported by established resources and creates access to interdisciplinary arts education and mentorship for professional careers in the arts to underserved residents (12yo & older) in Santa Ana. Our joint vision is to support creative ideas, connections, knowledge, language and relevant role-models through artistic development—a Do-It-Yourself/Do-It-Together MFA through a grassroots collective of local artists. Follow us to learn more about our FREE Open Studio Hours & Locations!

#LibroMobile #literaryartsfestival2020 #communitycollaboration #crearstudio #relevantrolemodels #santaana

Not ready to say goodbye to the holiday season? Today is the last day to view our Victorian Christmas decor! We’re open ...
01/05/2020

Not ready to say goodbye to the holiday season? Today is the last day to view our Victorian Christmas decor! We’re open to the public today from 11am-3pm!

We’re so excited! Come on out!
01/04/2020
Saving Santa Ana

We’re so excited! Come on out!

** FREE TONIGHT IN Downtown Santa Ana **

The history of Santa Ana will be told through the eyes of high school students, on special tours slated for Saturday, Jan. 4.
Five local high school students created the tour and will serve as guides aboard a trolley in the downtown area, weaving in information they learned through a program last summer at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.

The information will focus on the diversity of Santa Ana, which last year celebrated its 150th anniversary.

“The tour will connect the past with the present,” said Kevin Cabrera, the museum’s executive director.

The tour guides are among 35 students who last summer participated in a two-week program that focused on the history, culture and heritage of their community and how minority groups helped shape Santa Ana and Orange County.

“It’s information they’re not learning in their history books,” Cabrera said.

“For me, being a historian and working with youth, I think a lot of reasons why youth don’t feel connected to their community is that they don’t have information about where they grew up,” Cabrera added. “The whole idea was to work with students so they could learn about the history of their own community.”

This was the second year the museum and some high school teachers teamed up to offer the program, but the first time the tours will be provided.

The 30-minute tours will be offered at 4 pm and 6 p.m. aboard a free downtown trolley that will take off from the corner of Fourth and French streets

This is happening TODAY! Don’t miss this opportunity to see what our incredible Santa Ana youth has been up to! FREE!! 👍
01/04/2020

This is happening TODAY! Don’t miss this opportunity to see what our incredible Santa Ana youth has been up to! FREE!! 👍

Need last minute stocking stuffers? We’re open until 3pm today! ❤️💚
12/22/2019

Need last minute stocking stuffers? We’re open until 3pm today! ❤️💚

Super excited to share!
12/17/2019

Super excited to share!

So awesome working with talented and bright young adults! Thanks to @chapmanu, Jackson, Hadley, and Mia for an excellent...
12/12/2019

So awesome working with talented and bright young adults! Thanks to @chapmanu, Jackson, Hadley, and Mia for an excellent marketing and PR campaign for the museum! And thanks to Professor Trela for organizing this partnership! ❤️

Thank you @miniondas for an incredible day! Las Posadas Por Amor de Mexico was so fun! Until next year!
12/09/2019

Thank you @miniondas for an incredible day! Las Posadas Por Amor de Mexico was so fun! Until next year!

Another wonderful Holly Berry Tea is in the books! THANK YOU to our incredible Victorian Tea Society and all of our amaz...
12/08/2019

Another wonderful Holly Berry Tea is in the books! THANK YOU to our incredible Victorian Tea Society and all of our amazing volunteers!! And of course, our lovely guests that came out to support hands-on minds-on learning! We’re full of holiday cheer! 😍

Sunday!!! Bring the family! FREE! ❤️
12/07/2019

Sunday!!! Bring the family! FREE! ❤️

Faltan un par de Días y la emoción crece!
Nos vemos el Domingo con toda la familia!
Heritage Museum of Orange County Santa Ana Consulado de México en Santa Ana #AMEXCID #IME #JBarona #LoveMiniondas #VivaLaVida #PorAmorAMéxico #Family #Fun Downtown Santa Ana Golden Boy Promotions Inc Godinez Fundamental High School Santa Ana High School ANAHEIM ORANGE FULLERTON COSTAMESA SANTA ANA STANTON INDOOR SWAPMEET #OrangeCounty

This is what #givingtuesday is all about!!! Repost @circulos_sausd ・・・Students started the process of drafting driving q...
12/04/2019

This is what #givingtuesday is all about!!!

Repost @circulos_sausd
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Students started the process of drafting driving questions with their mentors at @heritagemusoc. We saw analysis, synthesis, revision, reflection, and academic conversations happening between peers, mentors, and the director of the museum, Kevin Cabrera. At @latinohealthaccessorg today, another cohort of students engaged in a human barometer activity and discussed issues like the existence of public spaces, the accessibility of youth programs, perceptions on public safety, and whether it is important for people to know who their elected officials are. Thank you to LHA promotores, Moises and Nallely, who helped our students explore research topics relevant to our local community. We look forward to learning in these spaces every Tuesday and Thursday! #sausdlearns #XQAmerica #círculos #rethinkhighschool #schoolwithoutwalls #competencybasedlearning #community #XQsuperschool #projectbasedlearning #placebasedlearning #OurCitySantaAna @santaanausd @sausdteach

Tomorrow is #givingtuesday! Want to know what you’re supporting when you donate to us? THIS! A safe place for our local ...
12/03/2019

Tomorrow is #givingtuesday! Want to know what you’re supporting when you donate to us? THIS! A safe place for our local high school students to come and express their passion for art and history! The students we work with are our family and we love supporting their kind hearts, talent, and love for community!

Grateful to our inspiring young adults that care so much about our community and preserving heritage! The People’s Histo...
11/30/2019

Grateful to our inspiring young adults that care so much about our community and preserving heritage! The People’s History of Orange County is one of our programs with Santa Ana High School students. They are guided through the county’s cultural enclaves to learn history through experience. #givingtuesday

11/30/2019

Give where your heart lives! 💚

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner! We’re grateful that #gospelswampfarm has done so much to bring our community ...
11/30/2019

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner! We’re grateful that #gospelswampfarm has done so much to bring our community together! Look at these awesome corn husk creations straight from the farm! 💚 @gospelswampfarm @profmoisesplascencia

Black Friday?? Oh no- we’re all about #TikiSunday! Reposted from @tikilandtrading・・・Last year guests that attended Trade...
11/27/2019

Black Friday?? Oh no- we’re all about #TikiSunday!

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Last year guests that attended Trader Santa’s TikiLand Trading Co. stuffed the @tikitony adventureland rover full of toys. The amount of donations far exceeded our expectations and set the bar high for this year. We hope you’ll consider bringing an unwrapped toy to TikiLand Trading Co. on Sunday, December 1st…so we can stuff the rover once again! Our Toy Drive will be part of Operation Santa Claus benefitting the Orangewood Children and Family Center (a 24-hour emergency shelter for children who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected). Guests who donate a toy will receive an exclusive Tiki tOny enamel pin*, featured in the photo, designed just for the toy drive and won’t be available any other way. (*while supplies last)
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Visit TikiLandTrading.com tikilandtrading.com, or the link on our IG @tikilandtrading profile, for event tickets, address and more info!

We have one week until #givingtuesday! In the meantime, we’ll be posting what #HMOC means to our community and why this ...
11/26/2019

We have one week until #givingtuesday! In the meantime, we’ll be posting what #HMOC means to our community and why this place matters. Reposted from @givingtuesday
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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show gratitude … and generosity. For this week’s community giveback, make room at your table -- or in your heart -- for someone who needs the warmth of family and friends this season. (That’s sweeter than even the best pumpkin pie. And calorie-free!)

So excited!
11/26/2019

So excited!

Mi gente bonita del condado de la naranja, Los Ángeles Y Riverside, este año La Posada Miniondas celebra la tradición y cultura de México, te esperamos con toda la familia!
ES GRATIS! DIC-08 12:00pm
Presentes tus amigos de el Consulado de México en Santa Ana #AMEXID #IME Heritage Museum of Orange County y Tue Equipo Miniondas Newspaper !

December 8th!
11/25/2019

December 8th!

Dic-8-2019
La Posada Miniondas Cuenta con tu presencia
“ES GRATIS” Ven y tomate la foto!
Angelina Versage #JBarona #LoveMiniondas Heritage Museum of Orange County Consulado de México en Santa Ana

Today!! Come on out! ❤️💚
11/24/2019

Today!! Come on out! ❤️💚

Come on out!
11/23/2019

Come on out!

!Diciembre 8 estara Lleno de sorpresas en "La Posada Miniondas"!

Heritage Museum of Orange County Consulado de México en Santa Ana #DisneyOnIce #JBarona #LoveMiniondas #Fun #Kids #Family Lupillo Ortiz

Up and at ‘em! We have a big volunteer day today! We’ll be beautifying the grounds and picking up all of these missing l...
11/23/2019

Up and at ‘em! We have a big volunteer day today! We’ll be beautifying the grounds and picking up all of these missing leaves! 😹 Hope you have a lovely Saturday as well, friends!

Where does your heart live? We’re excited for #GivingTuesday2019
11/22/2019

Where does your heart live? We’re excited for #GivingTuesday2019

December 8th! Free! ❤️💚
11/22/2019

December 8th! Free! ❤️💚

!Diciembre 8 estara Lleno de sorpresas en la posada miniondas!
Heritage Museum of Orange County Consulado de México en Santa Ana #DisneyOnIce #JBarona #LoveMiniondas #Fun #Kids #Family

It’s #fieldtripfriday! The #kellogghouse is so quiet before the school buses pull up! See you soon, kiddos! 💚💖💚
11/22/2019

It’s #fieldtripfriday! The #kellogghouse is so quiet before the school buses pull up! See you soon, kiddos! 💚💖💚

Have you visited our exhibit celebrating 150 years of Santa Ana history yet?? Come on down this weekend and check it out...
11/21/2019

Have you visited our exhibit celebrating 150 years of Santa Ana history yet?? Come on down this weekend and check it out! Open tomorrow 1pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm!

Indeed! 🌈
11/20/2019

Indeed! 🌈

#magicalmuseummoments 🌈

Nothing beats a #NovemberSunset! 💖🧡💖
11/20/2019

Nothing beats a #NovemberSunset! 💖🧡💖

December 1st! 💚❤️ @tikilandtrading ・・・Trader Santa has packed his sleigh and is headed for TikiLand Trading Co. on Sunda...
11/18/2019

December 1st! 💚❤️ @tikilandtrading
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Trader Santa has packed his sleigh and is headed for TikiLand Trading Co. on Sunday, December 1st in Santa Ana. Join us for Trader Santa’s TikiLand Trading Co...a day of shopping, live music, tiki cocktails, Dole Whip, food trucks, holiday cheer, and more! Stroll the grounds of the Heritage Museum as you peruse over 80 of your favorite tiki artists, makers, and vendors. VIP and General Admission tickets now on sale
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Visit TikiLandTrading.com, or the link on our IG @tikilandtrading profile, for event tickets, address and more info
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Tiki Artists, Makers, and Vendors:
Tiki tOny
Jeff Granito
Daniel Watson
The Art of Doug Horne
Crazy Al
B-Rex
Atomikitty Art
Odd Rodney
Tiki Broker
Jungle Modern Ceramics
Critterosity
Aleks Workshop
Fez-O-Rama
Clee Sobieski
Ron Monster
KenTiki
Islanders Trading
Surf City Hawaiian Shirts
River Delta Trading Co
TikiPops & Ohana
Rincon Trading Post
Jungle Ginger Designs
Vintagechicdk
California Lustre
Black Lagoon Artworks
Tahiti Gil’s Southseas Trading Co.
Tee-Ki Togs
Tiki Chippy
McBiff
Hula Girls Shave Ice
BigToe Art
Liana Hee
Outl1n3 Island
The Pleated Peacock
Schroederville Tiki Art
The Tiny Umbrella
Jatiki Custom Surfboards
TiKi Alz
Retro Ruthie
Sweet Siren Designs
Spring Candles
Rob Roy
Design Krime Studios
Stuff-O-Rama
COOLGEE
Raw Formed Jewelry
Tropical Imports Ltd.
Tiki Punx Designs
Tikibuddies
BoDo and Bengaloh Tiki Traders
Hawaiian Import
Terrible Tiki
High Seas Trading Co.
Thor
Kymm! Bang - Atomic Crush Design
Ken Ruzic
Match Accessories
The Restless Native
Retro Diva
Lisa Penney Art/Flickears
Fancy Fruits
Tiki Gonzo
Dr. Skipper
The Groovy Grotto
A Classic Paradise
Smokin' Tikis
Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Buzz Rhino
Eric October
Double Trouble Apparel
Moni Tapu Jewelry
Tiki Tiki Monster
Mischief Motu
TIKAY
KHart Creations
Simply Gala
Jungle River Boat
Tikiology Trading Co.
Culture Cove / South Pacific Promotions

December 8th! FREE! Woohoo!
11/16/2019

December 8th! FREE! Woohoo!

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 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(714) 540-0404

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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.
Just wondering...why no address listing...all other info is presented.....what if someone just wanted get Google directions...?