Meeting - Monday, May 20th!
The Tustin Area Historical
Society will hold our next general meeting on
Monday, May 20th at 7 pm at the Tustin Library.
Our guest speaker will be Mr. John Scudder,
grandson of the founder of Scudder Foods, Laura
Scudder, who will speak at our May general
meeting about his entrepreneurial grandmother
and her potato chip business which she started
in 1926, in Monterey Park, California. Mr.
Scudder will show his documentary film, “Laura.”
Also at the meeting will be the presentation of
awards to Tustin’s 3rd grade student artists who
participated in our annual JoAnn Bollesen Art
Contest. All the artwork is currently on display
in the Children’s Book area of the Tustin
Library until Tuesday, May 28.
Plan to join us on Monday, May 20, 7 p.m., at
the Tustin Library, 345 E Main Street, in
Tustin. These meetings are free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served.
Hangar! Wednesday, May 22nd.
OC Parks will
host another Park Planning Public Workshop
for the Regional Park at Former MCAS Tustin
this Wed., May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at
the North Hangar (closest to Redhill).
Everyone is invited and it's a great
opportunity to tour one of these amazing
hangars - both inside and out - even if you
don't stay for the entire workshop.
appreciate it if you RSVP-ed to
firstname.lastname@example.org (give them your contact
info so they can keep you on their interest
list for future information).
fate of the 2nd Hangar (the city's) is still
in jeopardy, the outpouring of support to
save the county's hangar might just change
the minds of our city leaders. (At least, we
is off of Armstrong Ave. Take Redhill to
Valencia (between Edinger & Barranca/Dyer)
and then make a right onto Armstrong.
Photos Now Posted!
posted a bunch of photos of this year's 2013
Annual Promenade Old Town Tustin Home &
Click here and
come take a look.
Come Visit the
in Wonderful Old Town Tustin!
Come by and see our newest exhibits, check
out our displays and photos, look at our
great old fire truck, and browse through our
great selection of Tustin history books
including Juanita, Guy, and Carol's
definitive books on Tustin history.
to see more information on Museum times and
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Tustin's Creative Side
North Tustin photographer and
artist Carl Lind has created some amazing
composite photo images of Tustin that he's
letting us share with you.
the photo above or here to view the images.
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