Nathan Menard presents
and Historic Plaques"
18, 7 pm at
the Tustin Public Library's
Old Town Tustin homeowner and architect Nathan Menard will be the
featured speaker at the Tustin Area
Historical Societyís Monday, May 18, General
Meeting, to be held at Tustin Public
Library, 345 E. Main Street, beginning at 7
p.m. in the Library Conference Room.
Mr. Menard will talk about architectural styles found in older
homes within Tustinís Historical Overlay and
will also provide information about the City
of Tustinís Mills Act Property Tax Abatement
Program for historical houses in the Old
Town area, and its subsequent award of a
In addition, there will be the announcement of student winners of
Tustin Area Historical Societyís annual
JoAnne Bollesen Art Poster Contest, held
each spring for 3rd graders in
our local schools in conjunction with its
History In A Box program and school tours to
the Tustin Area Museum. All art posters
entered in the contest are currently on
display in the Childrenís Section of the
The Societyís general meetings are free and
open to the public, and refreshments will
also be served.
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 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