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.

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

Window Display
Subject Display Dates Open House Date
Knights of Pythias Jan 18 - Feb 19th .None

The Knights of Pythias - A fraternal organization founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 Feb 1864.

The Tustin Order of the Knights of Pythias was chartered in 1882. We met for many years in rooms on the second floor of the First National Bank of Tustin building. Then in 1925 we bought the property on the northeast corner of Main and D (El Camino Real) from C. E. Utt and had a two-story neoclassical commercial building constructed. Our lodge hall and offices occupy the entire second floor with the lower level available for shops,
offices and businesses. TustinPythians.com

Upcoming Windows
Subject Display Dates
Blimp Hangar Tour - September 19th. (Details will be posted ASAP) TBA
Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour, Saturday, May 2, 2020 TBA
Museum will be closed for Revitalization (May 3 - June 15 est.) TBA
Dollars for Scholars, Special Event (Details to follow)

- Special Events -
Night at the Museum
Subject Date Type of Event
Dollars for Scholars Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020    TBA

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 $10.00 each including tax (At Museum - NO shipping)
Golden Spikes with engraved plaque are $15.00 each including tax (At Museum - NO shipping)

TAHS & Museum Programs, Events and Groups
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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