Tustin Area Museum

Tustin Area Museum A wonderful collection of Tustin memorabilia and history.

Operating as usual

06/09/2021

There's still a few tickets available for this Friday's Night at the Museum. Call the museum at 714-731-5701 or email [email protected].net to buy tickets.

Night at the Museum
Friday, June 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Tustin Area Museum
$20 per person

Stories about Soapbox Derby in 1948
with Marlin Clark, driver of The Telegraph
sponsored car from Sidney, Nebraska

Join us for this fun fundraising event featuring Marlin Clark (Blue Buoy Swim School's Johnny Johnson's father in law) a...
06/03/2021

Join us for this fun fundraising event featuring Marlin Clark (Blue Buoy Swim School's Johnny Johnson's father in law) as he shares stories from his Soap Box winning Derby Days! Call the Tustin Museum at 714-731-5701 for tickets!

Join us for this fun fundraising event featuring Marlin Clark (Blue Buoy Swim School's Johnny Johnson's father in law) as he shares stories from his Soap Box winning Derby Days! Call the Tustin Museum at 714-731-5701 for tickets!

06/02/2021

This Saturday the Tustin Police Dept. is having a virtual open house. This is the display at the Museum that is helping them promote the event. Stop by and check out it out.

A Chat with Joyce (Bixler) Miller
05/28/2021
A Chat with Joyce (Bixler) Miller

A Chat with Joyce (Bixler) Miller

Joyce's family has a long history in Tustin and we had a chance to learn more about what it was like growing up here. From Tustin Elementary School on Main S...

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
05/23/2021
100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Tustin High School, the flagship school of Tustin Unified School District is celebrating 100 years! In 1921, approximately 75 high school students attended their classes in the Tustin Primary School until the new high school building was completed. Tustin Union High School opened its doors on

Tustin History Tour - Louie the Barber
05/03/2021
Tustin History Tour - Louie the Barber

Tustin History Tour - Louie the Barber

In this video we visit Luciano Principato, aka Louie the Barber. We sit and chat with him about how a young man born in Italy he ended up opening a barbersho...

04/30/2021

Save the date, Sept. 18, 2021. Tustin Area Historical Society is
planning a walking/driving tour of Tustin’s Historic Homes.
More information will be coming soon,

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post
04/24/2021

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post

The Tustin Area Museum is looking for volunteer greeters for the museum to welcome our visitors now that we're back open...
04/16/2021

The Tustin Area Museum is looking for volunteer greeters for the museum to welcome our visitors now that we're back open. If you have the time and are interested, come on by to see what we're all about. You pick your hours (we're open on Saturdays from 11 to 3; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 3).

The museum is located at 395 El Camino Real (in the center of Old Town Tustin). Admission is free thanks to our members and supporters!

The Tustin Area Museum is looking for volunteer greeters for the museum to welcome our visitors now that we're back open. If you have the time and are interested, come on by to see what we're all about. You pick your hours (we're open on Saturdays from 11 to 3; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 3).

The museum is located at 395 El Camino Real (in the center of Old Town Tustin). Admission is free thanks to our members and supporters!

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post
04/16/2021

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post

Another beautiful day in Tustin and YES, the beautifully renovated Tustin Area Museum is open under state guidelines.  T...
03/20/2021

Another beautiful day in Tustin and YES, the beautifully renovated Tustin Area Museum is open under state guidelines. Today (Sat), we're open from 11 to 3.
If you have the time to see some great exhibits about the area's history, please drop on by. Yes, admission is still free thanks to our members and donations!
And while you're in Old Town Tustin, please feel free to see our quaint downtown, eat at our great selection of local restaurants, and visit our wonderful eclectic collection of shops. (old records, books, clothing, and more).

Today is a beautiful day and Yes, the Tustin Area Museum is open today from 11 to 3.  Admission is free.  Come and visit...
03/06/2021

Today is a beautiful day and Yes, the Tustin Area Museum is open today from 11 to 3. Admission is free. Come and visit us as you're strolling down a wonderful Old Town Tustin on this sunny Saturday. We have lots of Tustin artifacts to entertain you and the kids!

Today is a beautiful day and Yes, the Tustin Area Museum is open today from 11 to 3. Admission is free. Come and visit us as you're strolling down a wonderful Old Town Tustin on this sunny Saturday. We have lots of Tustin artifacts to entertain you and the kids!

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post
02/26/2021

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post

Yes, the Tustin Area Museum is open today from 11 to 3.  Admission is free.  Come and visit us as you're strolling down ...
02/06/2021

Yes, the Tustin Area Museum is open today from 11 to 3. Admission is free. Come and visit us as you're strolling down a wonderful Old Town Tustin on a beautiful sunny Saturday.

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post
02/06/2021

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post
02/03/2021

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post

Thanks to our volunteer docents, the Tustin Area Museum will be open (with safety precautions) for visitors.  Right now,...
01/31/2021

Thanks to our volunteer docents, the Tustin Area Museum will be open (with safety precautions) for visitors. Right now, we're confirming open hours in conjunction with having available volunteers. So keep an eye on this page for details. But we will be open next Saturday and several days during the week. Meanwhile, here are some photos to tease you into wanting to visit!

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post
01/29/2021

Photos from Tustin Area Historical Society's post

While the Tustin Area Museum is closed for tours, we will have our museum store open this Saturday from 11 to 3 for peop...
01/15/2021

While the Tustin Area Museum is closed for tours, we will have our museum store open this Saturday from 11 to 3 for people interested in buying some of our wonderful books on local history. (The photos show some of our selection of Tustin and interesting OC titles.)
If you are in Old Town this weekend, please drop by and help support local history and the museum by buying a book! (Our book selection does not compete with our good friends at Arvida Books across the street!)
We're located at 395 El Camino - next to American Grub restaurant. Hope to see you there!

Are you looking for a gift for that someone special?  Do they love history?  Although the Tustin Area Museum is currentl...
12/18/2020

Are you looking for a gift for that someone special? Do they love history? Although the Tustin Area Museum is currently closed, our Museum Gift Shop will be open again this Saturday from noon to 3:00pm to sell Tustin and Tustin area books and such. Another idea for a gift is a Membership in the Tustin Area Historical Society.
(Yes, we will be enforcing all of the health requirements such as social distancing, masks, etc. to keep you safe!)
We are located at 395 El Camino Real, on the corner of Main St. and El Camino Real. Stop by and say hello. Here are a few of the books we have for sale. We have a bunch more!

Are you looking for a gift for that someone special?  Do they love history?  Although the Tustin Area Museum is currentl...
12/12/2020

Are you looking for a gift for that someone special? Do they love history? Although the Tustin Area Museum is currently closed, our Museum Gift Shop will be open tomorrow (Saturday) from noon to 3:00pm to sell Tustin and Tustin area books and such.

(Yes, we will be enforcing all of the health requirements such as social distancing, masks, etc. to keep you safe!)

We are located at 395 El Camino Real, on the corner of Main St. and El Camino Real. Stop by and say hello. Here are a few of the books we have for sale. We have a bunch more!

For almost 45 years, the Tustin Area Historical Society has been collecting, archiving, promoting, and celebrating the h...
12/05/2020
The Tustin Area Historical Society

For almost 45 years, the Tustin Area Historical Society has been collecting, archiving, promoting, and celebrating the history of the Tustin and North Tustin area.

We're involved with our local schoolchildren, host our wonderful museum, answer questions for residents, and produce all sorts of informational materials & videos based on our growing collection of Tustin memorabilia and artifacts.

Our recent museum renovation will give our visitors an even better idea of what Tustin has been like over the last 150 or so years. (We proudly opened briefly and can't wait to reopen, when allowed, to invite you in again!)

Member support is critical for us. Our museum, archive, and school assistance are without charge to our visitors and students. We fund all our expenses including rent, utilities, supplies, and printing through memberships and donations.

As we start a new membership year, we invite you to partner with us and support all our historical work by joining the Society. You can easily join online by clicking the link below.

Thank you for your time and your consideration. We hope to add you to our growing list of people who are proud of our community and the history behind it!
http://tustinhistory.com/tustin-history.htm

Tustin was established as a real estate venture by a Petaluma carriage maker, Columbus Tustin. He and his partner, Nelson O. Stafford, purchased 1300 acres of the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana in 1868 when the old Spanish land grant was being partitioned.

11/17/2020
Tustin Area Historical Society

Tustin Area Historical Society

With the Governor moving Orange County into the purple tier we are going to be closing the museum until further notice.

Tustin Area Museum's cover photo
11/07/2020

Tustin Area Museum's cover photo

11/07/2020

The Tustin Area Museum has new hours.

Tuesdays: 9AM-2PM
Wednesdays: 9AM-1PM
Thursdays: 9AM-2PM
Saturdays: Noon-3PM

Make sure to stop by and check out our newly remodeled museum.

The Tustin Area Museum is opening back up with all the appropriate mask and cleaning guidelines.  The historical society...
09/27/2020

The Tustin Area Museum is opening back up with all the appropriate mask and cleaning guidelines. The historical society spent the shutdown updating the inside and displays of their entire museum and it looks great. (I'll post more photos later.) We are looking for a few greeters to welcome people to the museum which is open just 2 or 3 days a week and for a few hours each day. (You can set your own availability.) You don't need to a trained docent - just someone with a nice smile (behind your mask 😀). If you're interested, please leave a message on the museum line at 714 731-5701.

With school starting I thought I'd share the new Tustin Schools display.
08/21/2020

With school starting I thought I'd share the new Tustin Schools display.

New display featuring the story of LTA and the hangars and other military related items.
08/21/2020

New display featuring the story of LTA and the hangars and other military related items.

One of the new displays is paying tribute to the athletes from the Tustin area. We have created a slide show on one of o...
08/21/2020

One of the new displays is paying tribute to the athletes from the Tustin area. We have created a slide show on one of our new monitors with cases to display sports related items. If you are, or know of someone that we should include please let us know.

Tustin Area Museum's cover photo
08/16/2020

Tustin Area Museum's cover photo

07/25/2020
What's Happening at the Museum #3

What's Happening at the Museum #3

In this installment we talked to the people that did the heavy lifting required to move all of the artifacts out of the museum so we could start the revitali...

06/24/2020
A Puzzle

Here's a quick update about the progress at the museum.

We have moved everything back into the museum, it's like a giant puzzle that we need to put back together. Let the fun begin.

06/20/2020
Museum Virtual Tour A Sneak Peak

Here's a quick look inside the museum, as you will see we are still in the process of finalizing the Revitalization Project.

This video will give you a sneak peak at what we are doing as we get closer to finishing the Museum Revitalization Project.

We have a important message for the great City of Tustin . We will be adding a brand new Tustin Sports Hall of Fame exhi...
06/19/2020

We have a important message for the great City of Tustin . We will be adding a brand new Tustin Sports Hall of Fame exhibit at the Tustin Area Museum as we work towards completing the Museum Revitalization Project! Our cities very own Frostee Rucker and many more will be be apart of our efforts to recognize our home grown talent . There’s no place like Tustin. Thanks for stopping in Frostee to help us as we plan our reopening mid July.

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395 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA
92780

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(714) 731-5701

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Do you love Scentsy like we love Scentsy? Oh, oh, oh what great stuff! Please come browse Vendor Stroll behind Tustin Presbyterian Church at our Home and Garden Tour event this Saturday! Booths are open from 9:30am until 3:00. More info? Linda Comstock Independent Star Scentsy Consultant SCENTSY lindacomstock.scentsy.us [email protected] 714/336-7263 Tickets? Visit www.tustinhistory.com