Tustin Area Museum

07/15/2019
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This Saturday, the Tustin Police Department will host their annual open house from 11 to 3 at the station.  It's always ...
06/12/2019

This Saturday, the Tustin Police Department will host their annual open house from 11 to 3 at the station. It's always a lot of fun with lots to do (see the flyer posted).

The Tustin Area Historical Society will be there to display a bunch of TPD memorabilia including old radar guns, shields, batons, bullet-proof vests, helmets, and a bunch of police cards (similar to baseball cards).

The event is super-kid friendly and we know you'll have a great time. If you go, drop by and say hi!

Columbus was sitting pretty proud today at the Tustin Chili Cook-off.  What a great crowd and a wonderful event to benef...
06/03/2019

Columbus was sitting pretty proud today at the Tustin Chili Cook-off. What a great crowd and a wonderful event to benefit the city! Thank you to all those volunteers and city staff who made this happen! And to all the chili chefs & the organizations they supported - thank you for making this happen!

If you're in the downtown area, stop by the Tustin Area Historical Society's Museum (395 El Camino Real, just north of M...
05/25/2019

If you're in the downtown area, stop by the Tustin Area Historical Society's Museum (395 El Camino Real, just north of Main) and check out the Memorial Day tribute to those local men who paid the ultimate price to help us remain a free nation. The display will be up all month!

Mark your calendar for an interesting program on Monday May 20th by nautical historian Bob Minty who will be discussing ...
05/11/2019

Mark your calendar for an interesting program on Monday May 20th by nautical historian Bob Minty who will be discussing whaling off the coast of Orange County in his presentation “19th Century Legends: Whalers, Scrimshanders, and California Show Whaling”. Bob Minty is the Program Chair of the Dana Point Historical Society.

Also, winners of the annual Arv & JoAnn Bollesen Art Contest will presented and the winning art will be displayed.

Our meeting this month will be held at the Tustin Library on Main St at 7 pm (not the senior center this month). Admission is free to the public and all are invited. Light refreshments will be served.

Ah. Spring flowers means the Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour is coming up again - next Saturday, May 4th - and you'...
04/27/2019

Ah. Spring flowers means the Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour is coming up again - next Saturday, May 4th - and you're invited!

You'll enjoy seeing how homeowners have turned their vintage homes and gardens into modern living spaces while maintaining the charm of yesteryear.

In addition to the tour of the homes and gardens, other included activities include an Old Town history walking tour with the Tustin Preservation Conservancy, a quilt show by the Flying Geese Quilting Guild, vintage vehicle displays, Maypole dancing performances, craft marketplace, gardening talk, and live music. We even feature a horse-drawn trolley to provide extra ambiance and transportation between most homes.

Tickets on the day of the event are $30; discounted pre-sale tickets ($25) available until May 3rd. For more information or to order tickets online, visit www.TustinHistory.com. The tour begins at the Tustin Presbyterian Church, 225 W. Main St., Tustin. A festive opening ceremony will commence at 9:30 am with the homes open from 10 am to 3 pm.

The tour is held by the Tustin Area Historical Society to support the Tustin Area Museum, their archives, and the Society’s other programs including “History in a Box” for school children.

Enjoy a fun day in Old Town! See you there!

Sixteen days left until we celebrate all that Old Town Tustin is - quaint vintage homes, unique gardens, amazing residen...
04/18/2019

Sixteen days left until we celebrate all that Old Town Tustin is - quaint vintage homes, unique gardens, amazing residents, historic downtown, and so much more - the Old Town Tustin Home & Garden Tour - Saturday, May 4th. You can buy your tickets in advance and with a discount by visiting our website at http://www.tustinhistory.com/TustinPromenade.htm. And don't forget live music, horse-drawn trolley, May Pole dance, friends, crafts, quilts, restaurants, shops, ..... What a day!

Thank you to the Foothills Sentry community newspaper for a wonderful article on our upcoming home tour.  More info & di...
04/05/2019

Thank you to the Foothills Sentry community newspaper for a wonderful article on our upcoming home tour. More info & discounted advance tickets are available on our website at www.TustinHistory.com. Hope to see you all there!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4th. The 23rd Old Town Tustin Home & Garden Tour returns.  For more information an...
04/05/2019

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4th. The 23rd Old Town Tustin Home & Garden Tour returns. For more information and to buy discounted advance tickets, visit our website at http://tustinhistory.com/TustinPromenade.htm

What?  There will be Lions at the Tustin Museum this Saturday (March 30th) from 12 to 3?  Yep, Tustin Lion's invite you ...
03/27/2019

What? There will be Lions at the Tustin Museum this Saturday (March 30th) from 12 to 3? Yep, Tustin Lion's invite you to a special open house of the museum this weekend. They'll have displays and talk about the Lions Club's history in the Tustin community and all the good work they do. They'll share their 60 year old history, as well as offer some munchies and drinks. This is a great opportunity to learn about another one of Tustin's great service groups. Come on down and say hi!

Today (the 9th), The Tustin Area Historical Society is  hosting a special open house for Girl Scouts at the Museum from ...
03/09/2019

Today (the 9th), The Tustin Area Historical Society is
hosting a special open house for Girl Scouts at the Museum from noon until 3 pm. If you want to come down to visit, please do. Meanwhile, you can always check out our front window display with lots of older Girl Scout uniforms and memorabilia. This is a wonderful way to celebrate all the amazing young women (past and present) who have been part of this great program.

Tustin Area Historical Society's Innovative Mobile Museum Program February General MeetingTuesday, February 19th, 7 pm, ...
02/18/2019

Tustin Area Historical Society's Innovative Mobile Museum Program February General Meeting

Tuesday, February 19th, 7 pm, Tustin Senior Center

Our February General Meeting shares how our successful TAHS Mobile Museum program teaches school children about Tustin area history. Funded by the society and run thanks to caring volunteers, the program reaches all of the 3rd grade students in the Tustin School District with an innovative Living History approach to our local history. Rather than just read about it, the Mobile Museum program lets the students experience our history.

The volunteers at the meeting will show you the roles they play at area schools. Don Larson, dressed as a Tustin farmer, shares information about the Irvine Ranch and a farmer's life in long-ago Tustin. Margaret Pottenger entertains with fun stories from the past including one about orange milk.

You can channel your inner 3rd grader when Laurie Lovret talks about how school life has changed. And Joe Sprekelmeyer, dressing as a Union artillery soldier, discusses the Civil War, which even affected California.

A question-answer period will follow.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19th from 7 to 9 pm at the Tustin Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room, 200 South C St.

The Society's general meetings are free and open to the public. (Remember, this meeting will be at the Senior Center for this month.) Refreshments will be served.

If you're free on Saturday, Feb 2nd, we'd really love you to come in and support our team.  Come on down by 9 am, say yo...
01/18/2019

If you're free on Saturday, Feb 2nd, we'd really love you to come in and support our team. Come on down by 9 am, say you're a fan of the Tustin Area Historical Society, pay $5 (which gets you a delicious! Chick-fil-a lunch) and root our team to victory. C'mon down! See you there!

Ho, Ho, Ho.  With the holidays upon us, here's a reminder for those of you who shop Amazon online! Tustin Area Historica...
12/12/2018
Support Tustin Area Historical Society by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Ho, Ho, Ho. With the holidays upon us, here's a reminder for those of you who shop Amazon online! Tustin Area Historical Society has registered with Amazon Smile, which provides nonprofits the ability to benefit from every online purchase!

To help us while you’re having fun shopping on Amazon, all you initially need to do is log on to TAHS’ unique Amazon link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7374414 -- which will set you up with us in their system so that .5% of the cost of your online purchases will benefit Tustin Area Historical Society. (At no cost to you - this is donated from Amazon!) From then on, all you need to remember is to always go to www.smile.amazon.com instead of just www.amazon.com when you want to shop online. That’s it!

Please join us in helping TAHS benefit from your online shopping! If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen directly for help at [email protected].

Thank you in advance for your support.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Tustin Area Historical Society. Support us every time you shop.

Just a couple fyi's:• The Museum will be open this Saturday, December 1, from 12 noon until 3 pm if you want to stop b...
11/30/2018

Just a couple fyi's:

• The Museum will be open this Saturday, December 1, from 12 noon until 3 pm if you want to stop by. Juanita Lovret’s books will be available for sale as well as those of Guy Ball and Carol Jordan. Also, the Tustin Scrapbook is still available for purchase. These publications offer an insight to the history of Old Town Tustin and would make lovely gifts for any history buff. We also have a selection of T-shirts depicting the Blimp Hangars, Old Town Tustin and the centerpiece of the Museum, the 1912 Buick firetruck.

• The Museum will be closed from December 21 until Tuesday, January 3, 2019 at 9AM. We do check emails periodically if any questions arise. Please send emails to [email protected]

• SAVE THE DATE! The date of the 2019 Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour is set for Saturday, May 4. Teaser: A very “special” historic home will be on the tour this year. Details at a later date. As always, volunteers are given free admission to the event and our everlasting gratitude!

It is with regret and sadness that we report Juanita Lovret’s passing recently at age 92.  Juanita lived in the Tustin...
11/28/2018

It is with regret and sadness that we report Juanita Lovret’s passing recently at age 92.

Juanita lived in the Tustin area her entire life, taught at Tustin High, was Tustin Woman of the Year in 1996 and was very active in the Tustin Area Historical Society. Juanita also wrote a weekly column in the Tustin News for many years and wrote two books about Tustin history.

Her columns in the Tustin News focused on growing up in early Tustin as well as the earlier histories of so many of our leaders, institutions, and buildings. The Society had re-published a good number of her columns on our website at http://tustinhistory.com/articles.htm and we invite you to read some "vintage Juanita."

Details about a public memorial gathering will be forthcoming. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Historical Society in Juanita’s memory. The family has also asked for people who knew her to send letters or cards to them describing their favorite memories of Juanita. These cards and letters can be mailed to: Remembering Juanita Lovret – c/o 13711 Yorba Street – North Tustin CA 92705.

With Black Friday coming up, here's a reminder for those of you who shop Amazon online! Tustin Area Historical Society h...
11/22/2018
Support Tustin Area Historical Society by shopping at AmazonSmile.

With Black Friday coming up, here's a reminder for those of you who shop Amazon online! Tustin Area Historical Society has registered with Amazon Smile, which provides nonprofits the ability to benefit from every online purchase!

To help us while you’re having fun shopping on Amazon, all you initially need to do is log on to TAHS’ unique Amazon link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7374414 -- which will set you up with us in their system so that .5% of the cost of your online purchases will benefit Tustin Area Historical Society. (At no cost to you - this is donated from Amazon!) From then on, all you need to remember is to always go to www.smile.amazon.com instead of just www.amazon.com when you want to shop online. That’s it!

Please join us in helping TAHS benefit from your online shopping! If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen directly for help at [email protected].

Thank you in advance for your support.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Tustin Area Historical Society. Support us every time you shop.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!The Tustin Area Historical Museum will be open this Saturday, Nov. 17th, from noon until 3 pm....
11/16/2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

The Tustin Area Historical Museum will be open this Saturday, Nov. 17th, from noon until 3 pm. (Admission, as always, thanks to our members and supporters, is free.) We have lots of fun exhibits, a big old fire truck, and helpful docents to answer any of your questions.

The Museum will be closed during Thanksgiving week - from
Monday, Nov. 19th until we reopen on Tuesday, Nov 26 at 9 am. We're located at 395 El Camino Real in Old Town Tustin (just slightly north of Main St.).

Hope you have an enjoyable and safe holiday!

Just a reminder:  Where will you be this Tuesday evenings (Nov 13th)? How about enjoying "Love Songs of WWII"?Noted musi...
11/11/2018

Just a reminder: Where will you be this Tuesday evenings (Nov 13th)? How about enjoying "Love Songs of WWII"?

Noted musician Mike Chamberlin will perform his special show "Love Songs of WWII," a heartwarming and reminiscent collection of songs like "You'll Never Know" and "White Cliffs of Dover," and "Roll Out the Barrel" -- at the next general meeting of the Tustin Area Historical Society.

The meeting will be held this Tuesday, November 13th from 7 to 9 pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Tustin Presbyterian Church, 225 W. Main St (a block west of El Camino) in Old Town Tustin.

Mike Chamberlin spent his career as a TIV News Anchor (LA, San Francisco, Phoenix, and 10 years with ESPN). After retiring from broadcasting in 2008, he took up a long overdue music career and in the past 10 years has performed over 2,500 show! We're honored to have him bless our stage and share his musical talents with such a wonderful collection of tunes.

The Society's general meetings are free and open to the public. (Remember, this meeting will be at the larger Tustin Presbyterian Church this month.) Refreshments will be served.

Thank you to all the veterans who served and our armed forces (and their families) who sacrifice so much for the America...
11/11/2018

Thank you to all the veterans who served and our armed forces (and their families) who sacrifice so much for the American public.

Where will you be on the evening of Tuesday, Nov 13th? How about enjoying "Love Songs of WWII"?Noted musician Mike Chamb...
10/30/2018

Where will you be on the evening of Tuesday, Nov 13th? How about enjoying "Love Songs of WWII"?

Noted musician Mike Chamberlin will perform his special show "Love Songs of WWII," a heartwarming and reminiscent collection of songs like "You'll Never Know" and "White Cliffs of Dover," and "Roll Out the Barrel" -- at the next general meeting of the Tustin Area Historical Society.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13th from 7 to 9 pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Tustin Presbyterian Church, 225 W. Main St (a block west of El Camino) in Old Town Tustin.

Mike Chamberlin spent his career as a TIV News Anchor (LA, San Francisco, Phoenix, and 10 years with ESPN). After retiring from broadcasting in 2008, he took up a long overdue music career and in the past 10 years has performed over 2,500 show! We're honored to have him bless our stage and share his musical talents with such a wonderful collection of tunes.

The Society's general meetings are free and open to the public. (Remember, this meeting will be at the larger Tustin Presbyterian Church for this month.) Refreshments will be served.

If you've considered becoming a supporter and member of the Tustin Area Historical Society, this is a great time to do i...
10/13/2018
The Tustin Area Historical Society

If you've considered becoming a supporter and member of the Tustin Area Historical Society, this is a great time to do it!

If you join now as a 2019 member, you get 3 months at no extra cost. Today, for as little as $25/yr, you get 15 months of membership!

What does your membership help with? Well, here's a few things:

- Creating our new Tustin history exhibits and displays
- Providing our successful “history in a box” programs to Tustin schools for their students
- Keeping our Tustin Area Museum admission FREE
- Supporting our extensive local history photo and article archives
- Allowing residents to research our archives and local history book collection at no charge
- Hosting student tours to our museum at no cost to local schools
- Featuring interesting speakers and personalities at our general meetings

Want to give us a try? Visit our website at http://www.tustinhistory.com/membership.htm to sign up online or print out a form to mail a check.

Thank you!

We would appreciate your joining the Society and help us in our work to preserve, promote, and celebrate Tustin history. If you'd like to join, please use our online payment option (using your credit card or a Paypal account) or complete the form below and send your check to:  Tustin Area Historica...

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Tustin, CA
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