Saturday, November 03, 2007

Newport redux, Anaheim History Room, etc.

Here's a 1950s photo of the same block of Newport Beach shown in yesterday's photo. You'll notice that the parking wasn't nearly as condensed then as it is today. (I usually end up parking here when I eat at the Crab Cooker.)
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Please drop me a line if you have any news about events or projects related to local history. I'll be happy to promote books, lectures, home tours, museum exhibits, whatever... so long as there's a good local history hook. And if you can condense the information down to a couple sentences, that's even better.
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Researchers, rejoice! The Anaheim History Room is open again! Now called the "Anaheim History Reading Room at the Muzeo," it is located in the big building behind the old Carnegie Library at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. I have to carve out some time to visit Jane and see her new digs!
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You can now have new articles from OCThen.com emailed automatically to you via Feedburner. I may have to look into setting up something like this for O.C. History Roundup too.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does your blog always have to be about Orange County stuff? Couldn't you sometimes talk about El Centro or Alpine?

Chris Jepsen said...

Here's the thing, see...

I don't know anything about the history of El Centro or Alpine.

Sounds like it's time to start your own blog.

Anonymous said...

it would sort of seem silly for the blog to be called O.C. History Roundup and have entries about other places huh? :-)

Chris Jepsen said...

That's what I was thinking, but I'm glad you said it first.

Ed said...

I'm glad that it's focused on OC. An occasional happening in Cerritos or Sleepy Hollow or an image of the former village or Prado wouldn't be out of line, though.

Josy said...

Is the Anaheim History Room the old Anaheim museum? My grandma and grandpa wanted to check it out when it opened back in the 80's or early 90's, but it was closed on Sunday, and that was our "spend the afternoon doing something" day.