Mark your calendars - The Tustin Promenade returns May 14th

This year's Tustin Home and Garden Tour theme is "A Tour of Tustin's History" and the date is Saturday, May 14.  Click here for more information and to download an advanced sale ticket flyer.

Other Upcoming Events

  • Book Signing at Tustin Area Museum, 395 El Camino Real!  On Saturday, April 2nd, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Guy Ball will again be on hand to sign his book "Images of America, Tustin."  This is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

  • Tustin Area Historical Society will hold its next general meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 7 p.m., at the Tustin Senior Center, 200 South C Street in Tustin.  Our featured speaker will be local author Guy Ball, who will showcase his new book "Images of America, Tustin," currently in bookstores and also available at the Tustin Area Museum.  Also, Guy Stivers, who conducts his Architectural Walk during the annual Promenade of Tustin's homes and gardens will give a brief overview and answer questions regarding his popular tour.  The general meeting is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. 

New 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 now available at many stores including Barnes & Noble, Costco (Tustin stores), Woodward's Ace Hardware, Ivy's Bridge to Better Health restaurant (Old Town), Acorn Naturalist, H. Foster & Jackson (Enderle Center), and a few other local stores.  The Museum also has copies and the proceeds from books sold go to our various educational and preservation programs.

If you buy a copy through the Society, you have the option of having the author sign and personalize your book.  The 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 with ordering information.  If you would like to pick up the book from the museum, you do not need to add shipping. (If you want the book personalized, we will call or email you when it is available.) Otherwise please add the appropriate shipping cost.

Welcome to the Web Home of the Tustin Area Historical Society!

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 News; 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 sells.)

Take a few minutes and explore the site. Contact our webguy with any comments or recommendations regarding the site.

Click on the links below to see information on:

Latest Newsletter Posted

We just posted our latest TAHS newsletter.  You can view it (and many others) by clicking here.  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 you.)

Click here to visit our gallery of photos on the Tustin Marine Air Station
featuring old vintage images and new current photos.
Also we've linked to "Tustin Hangers," an excellent documentary on the
history of the base and the amazing blimp hangers

Click here to read some of the great articles about early Tustin
by resident historian Juanita Lovret.

The 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.


Vintage Photos