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Night at the Museum – “Why Would Anyone Live Out There?”

Saturday, 03/25/2023
Sunset in the Mojave Desert

The Tustin Area Historical Society proudly presents Why Would Anyone Live Out There on Saturday, March 25th starting at 3:30 pm at the Tustin Area Museum.

Local author Robin Ray, will talk about the importance of keeping family history alive! She will include some tidbits on an authors’ journey, and share some historic adventures of her grandparents as told in her two-book series called Love and Legacy. Her talk will include: finding unexpected love and the trials and tribulations of building an American Dream in the middle of nowhere in the 20th Century!

You will discover how a cavalry soldier seeks to ignite love in all the wrong places as he almost loses his life before finding an unexpected love in the first book The Miner and the Beauty. In the second book, Quest for Success, you will see what it was like living, loving and laboring where there is no housing, no modern conveniences, babies, snakes, wild animals and running a business. It all happens in the harsh and beautiful Mojave Desert.

She will also share information about the famous Mojave Phone Booth, California mining, and other information you may recognize. Come check out some old diaries, photos and more. At the end, there will be a drawing where Robin will give away two of her books. Then enjoy a musical live performance by Guitar Ted playing classic rock, pop and country!

March’s Night at the Museum starts at 3:30 pm at the Museum, 395 El Camino Real. Tickets for the event are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Our Night’s usually sell out, so early purchase is recommended. No tickets will be sold at the door.

You can purchase tickets at the Museum during open hours by calling the Museum office at (714) 731-5701. Or leave message for us to call you back.

  • Organizer Name: Tustin Area Historical Society
  • Phone: (714) 731-5701
  • Email:
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  • Type: Gallery Talk,Tustin Events
  • Time: 03/25/2023 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Venue:395 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Duration:90 Minutes (approximately)