Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas with Betty Lou Nichols

November 12 through December 17, 2011
Saturdays, Noon-4:00 p.m.

Our new changing exhibit, Christmas with Betty Lou Nichols, features the La Habra artist's distinctive Christmas ceramics, and also some of her other art work.

Betty Lou Nichols started creating ceramics in her parent's backyard in La Habra in 1945. By 1949, she employed 30 full-time employees.

Unfortunately, Betty Lou's designs could not be copyrighted and, in 1962, she had to close her shop, Betty Lou Nichols Ceramics, due to the low-cost Japanese replicas flooding the market.

However, she began painting and we are fortunate enough to be able to display a few of them.

Plan on joining us for a charming look into La Habra's artistic heritage!

Submitted by Suzette Eschberger

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Volunteers Rock!

A HUGE thanks to our loyal, reliable, and hard-working volunteers!

Margie Bush and Barbara Iiams recently helped visitors learn about the history of La Habra and the museum's mission.

Volunteers rock! Sign up to be a docent! Meet great people and share La Habra's history! Wear these cool vests!

Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

La Habra High School Class of 1961

Hope you have had a chance to drop by and see the new exhibit by the La Habra High School 50th Reunion Class of 1961.

Displays include period desks and binders with information on each classmate from the graduating class.

Museum is open Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m.