A Night at the Museum
Fri., Nov. 5th, 7 to 8:30 pm
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Thank you in advance for your support.
Our Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour
Saturday, May 14, 2022
We're happy to announce that we are planning to bring back our Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour on May 14th, 2022. We look forward to returning next May when we can all completely enjoy our popular event in Old Town Tustin. Our tour is always such a wonderful celebration of Old Town - the homes, the gardens, the people, and the businesses, and we know so many of you look forward to it.
To help us while you are having fun shopping on Amazon, all you initially need to do is log on to TAHS unique Amazon link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7374414 -- which will set you up with us in their system so that .5% of the cost of your online purchases will benefit Tustin Area Historical Society. (At no cost to you - this is donated from Amazon!) From then on, all you need to remember is to always go to www.smile.amazon.com instead of just www.amazon.com when you want to shop online. That is it!
If you're not already on our mailing list for advanced tour information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message at 714 731-5701 with both your email and postal mailing addresses.
Here's a reminder for those of you who shop Amazon online! Tustin Area Historical Society has registered with Amazon Smile, which provides nonprofits the ability to benefit from every online purchase!
Museum Open Hours
Our renovated museum is now re-open with safety guidelines in place. Our current open days are
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am until 3 pm. Our location is at 395
El Camino Real at Main St.
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Tustin Area Historical Society Creates
a Tustin History Channel on YouTube!
Over the last year or so, board members and volunteers have been videotaping a variety of long-time Tustin residents to document their history and their memories of early Tustin. We've created 18 videos with some of these residents as well as some updates on the revitalization of the Tustin Area Museum and our programs.
We invite you to take a look, see what's going on in the museum revitalization, and enjoy these trips down memory lane! Click the logo above or
A very special appeal!
The Tustin Museum Revitalization Project
Dear Fellow TAHS Members,
We have exciting news to share with you! After 40 years, our Museum has been undergoing a major face lift! We listened to our members and museum visitors, who consistently remark "This Museum is exactly the way it was when I toured it in 3rd grade!" While this is a wonderful step back in time for them, they are reminding us that in four decades nothing in our Museum, including the displays, has changed, all while the world around us has.
Your TAHS Board of Directors formed a Museum Revitalization Committee. Its first step was to begin researching feasible, cost effective methods to make our exhibits more engaging to our visitors, which included visiting other local historical museums and investigating today's museum exhibit technology. Also, important goals for this revitalization effort were established, including maintaining our Museum's charm and historical correctness and being financially prudent regarding expenditures for this overdue project.
Starting in the spring of 2020, the physical change of our revitalization project began the update. Current displays were dismantled and stored, while designs for refreshed exhibits were implemented. New technology devices, innovative displays that can be moved or changed, and improved lighting have been set up. Needed repairs to the interior space were done and fresh coats of paint were applied throughout. The results will be unveiled when we're allowed to in this era of Covid. This transformation promises to be exciting and enticing for our members, our school children, and for visitors from near and far.
We still have some things to do. We are reaching out to our TAHS members and friends to invite you to be a part of this significant event through your financial support. By completing the
Special Project Donation Form (click the link), you can become a valued participant in this effort. Every donor name will be recognized and displayed in our updated Museum for all visitors to see!
Please take a moment now to help us by clicking the link below and giving us a tax-deductible contribution. Any amount will be gratefully appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your generous support,
The Board of the Tustin Area Historical Society
To pay online, use our secure link below:
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.
Donate via your Amazon purchase!
Decades Go Digital
A while ago, the Tustin Area Historical Society entered into an agreement to digitize its
collection of vintage copies of the Tustin
News, Tustin's local paper since the 1920s.
The Society had stored the back issues in
our archive. While not a complete
collection, it is the largest collection of
surviving copies in any archive.
A partnership with UC Riverside and
Ancestry.com allowed these papers to be
scanned and made available for digital
access and to be saved for future
generations. When we reopen, you can visit the museum and view the Tustin News archives at our new research station for no charge. (Your time may be limited should there be others interested in doing the same.)
But you can also view and search the Tustin News in the comfort of your own home. Simply go to
https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc and type in Tustin News in the Search box. Once at the Tustin News page, you can adjust the search by adding the month and the year. Their search engine is a bit "tricky", but with a little work, you'll find an amazing amount of great information!
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: