Tustin Area Historical Society'sInnovative 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.
Welcome to the Web Home of the
Area Historical Society and the Tustin Area
Our website proudly celebrates the local
history of the city of Tustin. We have
some great old photos and some interesting
articles and you can be sure that we will add
more over time. We're always looking for
more content - articles, photos, and even old
ads and printed materials. Should you have
anything you would like to share, please contact
us either at the museum
directly or to
our webmaster, Guy Ball.
We've also included photos to show what you
will see on our
museum tour; Juanita Lovret's wonderful
articles from our hometown paper, the Tustin
copies of recent newsletters; and
information on the books we sell at the museum.
(New: Download a mail-in
order form to order many of the books the Museum
Take a few minutes and explore the site.
Contact our webguy with any comments or
recommendations regarding the site.
Donate via your Amazon purchase!
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 are 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 is it!
Please join us in helping TAHS benefit from your online shopping! If you have any questions, please contact the museum for help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Decades Go Digital
The Tustin Area Historical Society has
entered into an agreement to digitize its
collection of vintage copies of the Tustin
News, Tustin's local paper since the 1920s.
The Society had stored the back issues in
our archive. While not a complete
collection, it is the largest collection of
surviving copies in any archive.
A partnership with UC Riverside and
Ancestry.com allowed these papers to be
scanned and made available for digital
access and to be saved for future
generations. Visit the museum and you can view the Tustin News archives at no charge. (Your time may be limited should there be others interested in doing the same.)
View the article in the Orange County
Register by clicking here.
Lovret's Book on the History of Tustin Available
at the Museum!
features her personal remembrances of life
growing up in Tustin. Her wonderful writing style entertains while it
book from History Press features over 140 pages
with articles and photos from the earliest
years, through Tustin's periods of growth and
change, its booming agriculture period, and then
as it was touched by World War II. The
book moves on to the late 20th century where the
new freeways hurt local businesses and the city
annexed neighboring territory allowing it to grow into the community it is today.
Cost of the book, if purchased at the Museum, is
$20 (including sales tax). with proceeds from
the book sale benefiting the society's
continuing Tustin history-based educational
programs in our local schools and the on-going
preservation of Tustin's historical materials.
Click here to download an order form.
Photo Book on
Tustin History Available!
The Tustin Area Historical
Society worked with local author Guy Ball
and Arcadia Publishing to produce Images
of America: Tustin, a book of 200
vintage Tustin photos with companion text.
Most of the photos were chosen
from the thousands of images in our extensive
collection. Others came from collections
of local families, the Orange County Archives,
and other groups.
The book is available from Tustin Museum
for $22 (sales tax included) and proceeds from the sale
help our ongoing preservation of Tustin history
efforts and our collaboration with TUSD through
our History in A Box program.
Copies for sale are also available
at the Irvine/Tustin Barnes &
Noble (on Jamboree).
If you buy a copy through the
Society, you have the option of having the
author sign and personalize your book.
(Perfect for special birthday and holiday
museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each
week from 9 am to 2 pm, and the first and third
Saturdays of the month from noon until 3 pm. Our
location is at 395 El Camino Real at Main St.
Call the museum at 714-731-5701.
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information on the museum and its location.
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ordering information. If you would like to
pick up the book from the museum, you do not
need to add shipping. Otherwise please add the
appropriate shipping cost.
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