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Night at the Museum – US Army Camel Corps

Friday, 02/23/2024
Camel Corps

The Tustin Area Historical Society features retired Air Force veteran Paul Loya on Friday night, February 23rd from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Tustin Area Museum.

Paul shares his historical research about the U.S. Army Camel Corps, an 1855-1865 US Army experiment in using camels as pack animals to ship goods in the treacherous American Southwest for the purpose of ensuring American military and civilian interests.  There were many famous politicians, early pioneers, surveyors, and scouts who made this happen. Come learn about early California history and the fascinating stories of how camels came to California.

Paul was in the US Air Force and a Cold War spy.  He retired with a passion for US history and engaging with history and historical sites.

February’s  Night at the Museum starts at 7:00 pm at the Museum, 395 El Camino Real. Tickets for the event are $20 each ($15 for current members) and must be purchased in advance. (Click the BOOK ONLINE box at right to buy tickets online.) Our Night’s usually sell out, so early purchase is recommended. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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  • Organizer Name: Tustin Area Historical Society
  • Phone: (714) 731-5701
  • Email: tustinmuseum@att.net
  • Website: www.TustinHistory.com
  • Type: Tustin Events
  • Time: 02/23/2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Venue:395 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Duration:90 Minutes (approximately)

The Tustin Area Historical Society features retired Air Force veteran Paul Loya on Friday night, February 23rd from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Tustin Area Museum.

Paul shares his historical research about the U.S. Army Camel Corps, an 1855-1865 US Army experiment in using camels as pack animals to ship goods in the treacherous American Southwest for the purpose of ensuring American military and civilian interests.  There were many famous politicians, early pioneers, surveyors, and scouts who made this happen. Come learn about early California history and the fascinating stories of how camels came to California.

Paul was in the US Air Force and a Cold War spy.  He retired with a passion for US history and engaging with history and historical sites.

February’s  Night at the Museum starts at 7:00 pm at the Museum, 395 El Camino Real. Tickets for the event are $20 each ($15 for current members) and must be purchased in advance. (Click the BOOK ONLINE box at right to buy tickets online.) Our Night’s usually sell out, so early purchase is recommended. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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