La Habra Historical Museum. The sign advertised "Rancho Brands" avocados from United Avocado Growers (formerly the La Habra Heights Avocado Association). How long before this character, (let's call him "Ernesto Avocado,") shows up on a t-shirt at Moonlight Graham?
Two exhibits are opening simultaneously at the Fullerton Museum Center, beginning with an opening reception on July 21, 6-10pm, ($15). The first exhibit is "Lay Down The Boogie: O.C. in the Disco Era."
The photos above and below come from the Knott's Berry Farm Collection at the Orange County Archives. The one above shows Knott's Cloud 9 Disco and a few of their "Tiffany Dancers," in about 1979. The one below shows guests dancing at Knott's Mardi Gras Madness event in 1976. Can you dig it?
my post from 4-28-2007 to see what this version of "Mutiny on the Bounty" has to do with Orange County.
Regulars at the Old Orange County Courthouse will be sad to hear that this was Bich Quach's last week on the staff there. Sounds like she's moving on to pursue an opportunity in the private sector, and I wish her well. Luckily, she and her husband are involved with both the Garden Grove Historical Society and SAHPS, so we haven't seen the last of her. The photo below shows Bich with one of the amazing replica costumes she designed for the Orange County Archives' "On Location: Orange County In Silent Film," exhibit last year.
Mendez v. Westminster exhibit -- originally spearheaded by Greta Nagel of MOTAL (shown below modeling her OC Parks volunteer vest) -- is currently being de-installed from the Courtroom 2 Exhibit Gallery. I believe the next exhibit to go in will be a show of artist/illustrator Sandy Heaton's work. Sandy's done a lot of nice work for the County over the years, and it will fun to see a retrospective.
I've been making an effort to explore every accessible inch of all the trails and deer-paths through (and around) the Bolsa Chica wetlands over the last month or so. I've found a lot of interesting things out there, some of which I'll undoubtedly blog about later. For now, I'll just post this photo of a sign located near one of the very "developed" trails:
I've been pretty busy lately, which at least partially explains why my blogging has been a bit erratic. I have several speaking engagements coming up, and that always requires some serious prep time. Tomorrow I speak to a group of about 60 park rangers, (always fun people,) on the subject of historical resources and ways to research the stories of their parks. I'll post more about my other programs soon.