Friday, February 05, 2010

Historical open houses, etc.

Here's a postcard showing the Howe-Waffle House in Santa Ana in 1909. I'm including the back of the postcard too, since it was actually signed and mailed by Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle.
Just a quick reminder that the Howe-Waffle House, the Orange County Archives and the Old Courthouse Museum will hold an open house tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 4pm. All three are located in or near the Old Orange County Courthouse in Downtown Santa Ana.
I think I failed to mention before that the Howe-Waffle will have a special exhibit of vintage valentines, and the Old Courthouse will play host to a contingent of Civil War re-enactors. How's that for a curious combination?
Anyway, I hope to see you at the Archives,... even if it's raining.


ockid said...

You will notice Dr. Waffle did not sign her name with a hyphen. There seems to be a little bit of inconsitency (some of her printed bill heads do include it, if I remember rightly), but I have never seen her sign herself with a hyphenated name. Howe, of course, was her first husband, and Waffle her second, so it is not a combined surname. And if you look in the old county directories, you'll find her in the W's, not the H's.
--Phil B.

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