Meeting - Monday, March 17th, 7pm
Tustin Area Historical
Society’s next General Meeting at the Tustin
Library features David Wilson, Director of the
City of Tustin’s Park and Recreation Department
Did you know that on a recent
survey by the California Parks and Recreation
Society, 98% of all California households
reported visiting a park at least once during
the past year? Parks and recreation services
make our lives better now and in the future by
providing access to Nature, outdoor space to
Play, facilities for self-directed and organized
Exercise, and Positive Spaces for Gathering and
building a sense of Community. Parks are
Forever, adding value to our homes and
neighborhoods. Parks Make Life Better!
Please join us for an exciting
presentation by Director of Parks and Recreation
David Wilson on Monday, March 17th in the
Community Room of the Tustin Library (on Main
St, between Prospect and Newport). Dave will be
discussing the History of Urban Parks and the
History of Tustin Parks. We’ll be hearing about
the future park plans for Tustin, including
Victory Park and the 33 acre Legacy Park.
Dave has worked in municipal
parks and recreation for 28 years, spending the
past 13 years with the City of Tustin. He has
served as the Director of Parks and Recreation
This is a free event will
start at 7pm. It's open to the public—and
refreshments will be served. Call our Museum
office, 714-731-5701, Tuesdays and Thursdays,
with any questions.
There's No Place Like Home
Annual Home & Garden Tour
May 3rd, 2014
Once again, we
celebrate our amazing community and its heritage
in Old Town Tustin at
the Tustin Area Historical Society’s 18th Annual
Promenade Home and Garden Tour “Tustin: There's
No Place Like Home”
on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:30 am to 4 pm.
plans and will post more information (and how
you can buy advanced tickets online) soon, but
click here for the
are now offering discounted pre-sale tickets
that you can purchase online.
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.
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 Acorn Naturalist & 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.
Click here for more
information on the museum and its location.
Click here to view/download a PDF flyer
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.
Click on the link below to
see information on:
We just posted our latest TAHS newsletter.
You can view it (and many others) by
Better yet, why don't you support the Society
and all the work we do to preserve and celebrate
Tustin's history by becoming a member.
Click here for
information on membership. (If you're
already a member, thank you so much for being
one! We couldn't do our great work without