Here's a cool MCAS Tustin item we found in an Orange antique store yesterday. Personally, I think the $85 price tag is ridiculously high, but if you're interested, pay a visit to Space 98 in the Orange Circle Antique Mall on S. Glassell. Also, another dealer in their basement has some good local history books at more reasonable prices.
The Dana Point Historical Society (DPHS) will honor journalist and historian Doris I. Walker at this year's Founder's Day celebration, May 27, 6pm, at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave. Doris has written many books about the history of south Orange County, including her best known, Home Port for Romance, and her most recent, Images of America: Dana Point. She has also written countless articles, and writes a monthly column, "Once Upon This Coast,"for the Dana Point Times. She helped found the DPHS and has been a Orange County Historical Commissioner for many years. Yes, there are other historians in South O.C., but very few put in the kind of consistant work and dedication that Doris has. This award is very well-deserved. DPHS members, guests and the public are invited to this event, and refreshments will be served.
The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society's (SAHPS) annual membership event will be held Sat., May 30, 2-5pm, at the Howe Waffle House Museum, 120 W. Civic Center Dr. Historian Phil Brigandi will give a talk on The Great Depression In Orange County, and Hally Soboleske of the City of Santa Ana Planning Division will be awarded the SAHPS Preservation Award. The theme for this year's event is "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?," and everyone is encouraged to "wear your best 1930s-style hat." A private photo collection of Hollywood stars of the 1920s and '30s will be on display. Tickets are $15 per person and includes refreshments at SAHPS's "soup kitchen."