Friday, September 30, 2011

Saturday doin's, Anaheim and Old Courthouse news

If you missed the Anaheim Historical Society's big Citrus Celebration at Founders Park this past weekend (as I was forced to), there's still a chance to partially redeem yourself. Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 1st, Anaheim's historic Founder's Park, at 400-418 N. West St., will hold an open house from 9am to noon. Costumed docents will be on hand to lead tours and share information on the historic homes. The event is free, although donations to help support school tours are always appreciated. It appears this open house thing will be a regular occurance on the first Saturday of each month. (That's the same schedule as the open houses at Santa Ana's Victorian Howe-Waffle House, so you could make a day of it!)

Did I mention the Anaheim Historical Society now has a blog? Well, they do. So go look at it already!

Those of you who have been involved in one way or another with the Old Orange County Courthouse during the past three decades probably know the curator of the Old Courthouse Museum, Marshall Duell. He has been there since the 1980s when the building reopened after a major retrofitting. Marshall has announced that he's retiring in October. If you plan to stop by to say farewell, you might want to call him first -- I understand he broke his arm and may be out for a couple days.


colony rabble said...

Yessir, Founder's Park will be open the first Saturday of the month from now on. For many years the only way to get into the Mother Colony House and Woelke-Stoffel house was to tour as a 3rd grader on a school field trip! The City could not pay staff and we did not have enough volunteers. Thankfully we now have enough docents to open to the public on a regular basis! Amazing how much traffic we get, without even advertising beyond word of mouth and blogs such as yours. People just stop because they see the doors open and folks on the porch! Come see us next month, Saturday November 5th from 9 am to noon.

Connie Moreno said...

I realized that I really missed Orange County when I couldn't bring myself to stop following your blog since I now live in Riverside, LOL!

Chris Jepsen said...

Connie: Hopefully we won't lose you to Riverside forever. Orange County it ain't.

Anonymous said...

Connie, you must not be looking in the right places. Here are three suggestions:

Old Riverside Foundation

Riverside Historical Society

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