Thursday, December 29, 2011

Citrus history on display in Fullerton

The Fullerton Museum Center is hosting an exhibit now through March 25, entitled, Citrus: California's Golden Dream. Their promo material reads, "...This is the story of the second California Gold Rush, the quest for oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, the fruits that dominated the state's economy from the 1880s through the 1950s. Citrus: California's Golden Dream features a fascinating array of fruit labels, historical books, maps, postcards, farm machinery, packing crates, and memorabilia."

Better still, Gordon McClelland will present a program at the Museum entitled, "Citrus Crate Labels: An Artistic Overview," on Feb 9, at 7pm. Gordon, as you may know, is a leading crate label collector and expert and has written several excellent books on the subject.
The Fullerton Museum Center, shown above, is at 301 N. Pomona Ave. See their website for hours and more details.


The Viewliner Limited said...


RXSQ said...


Folks in Orange County may find it interesting to note that California's original "Washington" navel orange tree -- from which all others descended -- still exists in nearby Riverside. There's also large tracts of working citrus groves as well as the California Citrus State Historic Park.

Great history blog, btw! Keep up the good work!