Tustin Area Historical Society - Museum Programs and Events

President's Message
Our Goal:
To preserve and protect our history and support the community and Museum visitors with the tools to learn more about their past and to make this information available to future generations who can enjoy our rich and colorful history.

The Tustin Coffee Club is back!

Location: Cox's Market Plaza
(Old Town Tustin - Corner of Main and El Camino Real)
STORICO Cafe - 405 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 258-8817 Map

Starting date: August 11, 2020 /
Every Tuesday - 9:00
Free Parking availiable

For club information and updates TustinCoffeeClub.com

What's Happening at the Tustin Museum

Museum Revitalization 2019/2020
Video 1:
 Project Overview with Pete Beatty, TAHS President
Video 2: Setting Budget, Timelines and more with Kurt Bensworth, TAHS Treasurer
A Sneak Peak: Museum Virtual Tour - A Sneak Peek with Steve Sauers, TAHS Vice President
Video 3: Moving Museum artifacts with Brady Michel, TAHS Board Member

Video 4: General Contracting and Equipment Procurement with Steve Sauers, TAHS Vice President
Video 5: Displays & Exhibits with Pat and Al Corfield, Board Member / Committee Chair
Video 6: Museum Tech Overview with Pete Beatty and Thomas Lee, President of IV Computer

Planned Revitalization Videos:
Organizing Museum Archives with Carl Eisler, Board Member
Past Perfect Integration with Donna Peery, Board Member
Fund Raising with John White, Board Member
Marketing with Board Members Ivan Bishop, Steve Sauers and Pete Beatty / Guy Ball, IT Director.
NEW Museum Store (Vintage-themed) with....TBA
Museum Special Events with Geoff Perea, Board Member
Museum Online tour with Gretchen Whisler, TAHS Recording Secretary
Welcome Back with Volenteers and Museum Staff

Special Videos:
Third Grade Video Tour with optional Zoom followup.
History in A Box program (Teacher's Guide)

After Opening Videos
About our Youth Advisory Committee...with TBA
Becoming a Member...with TBA
Docent and Tour Guide Program...with TBA
Vistor Interviews "5 minutes of fame" with...TBA (Waver required)

If you want to see all of our YouTube videos, including our current oral histories,
go to  TustinVideos.com

YouTube Videos
Watch oral histories, information on museum programs, updates and more.

Stuck at Home?
These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

Sample: BritishMuseum.withgoogle.com

Help us reach our goal by adding your name or company to the list.
To become a donor, call the Museum at 714 731-5701,
Email us at tustinmuseum@att.net or stop by the Museum.

The Museum is moving forward with community-based displays, programs and special events.
Visit our museum and see for yourself....We are also digitizing our history.

For events outside the museum please visit
- TustinHistory.com +At the Museum Museum Events

Location: 395 El Camino Real, Tustin, 92780 Map Location
Operating Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. / First and third Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m.
- See our Tour the Museum link for specific times and dates.

We offer packages for parties, special events, celebrations and group tours.
Call 714 731-5701 or email tustinmuseum@att.net for information

Featured Displays

With our new look all Featured Displays will be located inside the Museum
and will be enhanced with a PowerPoint or a video presentation
on a 50" monitor.
Subject Display Dates Item
Houesehold Goods August 1 - TBA Old clothes Irons

Upcoming Displays
Subject Display Dates Item
Local Area Sports TBA Sports Item from local stars.

- Special Museum Events and Programs -
Subject Date Event
Lets Talk History Restaurant & Museum Mid Aug. (Pending) Coffee Club (Started 1940)
Night at the Museum Dollars for Scholars Thursday, Sept. 3, 020 (Pending) Fundaiser
Tustin H.S. Tustin H.S. Mid Sept. (Pending) Class Reunion

Media - Video Links and Photos
Katuktu Chapter DAR
The Knights of Pythias
Lodge 85 - Est 1882
Media - Video Interviews
Video Link
Johnny Johnson
Sep 11, 2019 - 22:37
Video Link
Vivien Owen
May 29, 2013 - 36:22
Video Link
Hewes Mansion
Aug 28, 2019 - 13:26
Video Link
Linda Jennings
Aug 28, 2019 - 26:48
Video Link
Denny Hayden
Apr 27, 2018 - 37:03
CLICK HERE FOR MORE - Video Tour using QR Codes

Special "New" Membership Offer

Celebrating 150th.
Become a Golden Spike Member!
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad we are offering a
free replica Golden Spike with new memberships.
Mail in form with check or pay online
Additional Golden Spikes are $20.00 each (At Museum - NO shipping)
Golden Spikes with engraved plaque are $25.00 each including tax (At Museum - NO shipping)

TAHS & Museum Programs, Events, Groups and Classes
TAHS Programs
Arv and JoAnn Bollesen Art Contest - Historic Old Town Tustin theme (Tustin Community third grade)
Evelyn Furtsch "Ojeda" - Tustin High School Track Scholarship
(1932 Olympic gold medalist)
“History in A Box” program - For the over 100 third grade classes in the Tustin Unified School District

TAHS Events & Participation
Annual Home & Garden Tour - Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Event)
Sip & Stroll in Old Town Tustin - Sat - Feb 23nd - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - T.C.F. - (Participation in Museum)
Tustin Police Open House - Saturday, June 15, 2019 - (Participation with Booth)

Museum Programs and Events

Youth Advisory Commettee (YAC) - 13 to 18 / 19 to 26 years old
Historical Research Commettee (HRC)
Events and Window Display at top

- Museum Classes on preserving and protecting historical items.
- Museum Classes on How to Do Internet Searches using our Computer Research Center
- Public Oral History Evenings (Limited seating)
(Free to members...small fee to non-members)

In Development:
Juanita Lovret Essay Contest - Writing contest on Tustin history - Local high schools to compete.

Love History?
We are alway looking for people to help at our Museum. Call the office for information: 714 731-5701
or 714 504-4088

Digitizing our history.
Every website has its own way of searching for information.
Check to see about our classes
(For TAHS Members Only)

Issues of The Tustin News starting with 1922 through 2000 have been digitized by the TAHS and searchable on Newspapers.com or on a dedicated computer terminal at our museum. (Free to members...small fee to non-members)

The Tustin News starting with 1922 through 2000.
Search papers from the 1700s-2000s.
Thousands of papers across the USA

Classes: TBA
YouTube Video tutorial

Working with Classmates we have digitied our high school year books.
Your High School, all in one place. Website
Tustin, CA - Tustin H.S. / Foothill H.S. / Beckman H.S
Classes: TBA
Video Instruction

World's largest online family history resource.
Classes: TBA
YouTube Video tutorials

Daughters of the American Revolution
National - Website - Video
Tustin - Website
Classes: TBA
YouTube Videos

Orange County Cemetery District
Santa Ana Cemetery: Founded in 1870, the 29 acres is a silent testimonial to the history of this community. The grounds hold the interments of hundreds of early settlers, pioneers, and veterans. Search here for grave location and services Desktop Version | Mobile Version

Strategic Partners

As a member of the Society, you will receive our digital newsletter “Heritage” that announces the programs
presented at our general meetings and keep you up to date on Museum news. Dues start at only $25.00
a year and are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, please call us at the Museum at 714 731-5701 or email us at tustinmuseum@att.net

The Museum, located at 395 El Camino Real, is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. weekdays, and every first and third Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m. See our Tour the Museum link for
specific dates. Map Location

Links to the Tustin Area Historical website: http://tustinhistory.com - Upcomming Events
Link to "Let's Talk History" - http://letstalkhistory.org


Annual Old Town Tustin Events
Annual Home & Garden Tour - Sat. May, 4, 2019
Street Fair & ChiliCookOff.com -  Sunday, June 2, 2019
October: TustinTiller Days - Oct. 4, 5 and 6, 2019
TustinArtWalk.com - Sat. Oct. 19, 2019

Webmaster - Pete Beatty (714) 504-4088
E-mail - Hosted by iLoveTustin.com


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