Community Activist and Museum Supporter Former La Habra City Council member Dorothy May Rush, who had been in
declining health for the past two months after falling and breaking her hip,
died November 30th at Imperial Convalescent Hospital in La Mirada at the age
Rush will be known as a community activist who was
determined to rid her community of gang violence, graffiti, and rundown housing
in La Habra. In 1994, Rush was the continued target of gang violence, having her
home shot at several times.
Rush, a retired dressmaker and Head Start teacher's aid, served on the
council from 1994 to 2002. She served as mayor 1997-98.
Rush was married to her
husband, Larry, for more than 55 years. The couple had four daughters: Ruth,
Kathy, Linda, and Terry.
A memorial service will be held this Wednesday, December 5th at 11 a.m. at
Green Hill Baptist Church located at 2200 West Imperial Highway.
The La Habra Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit, "Defenders of Our Freedom," in honor of our military, past and present. The exhibit features uniforms from WWI through today, and memorabilia on loan from over 40 different individuals.
It also features a tribute to Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown, the La Habra Green Beret who was MIA in the Vietnam War and whose remains were only recently recovered.
The museum is open at 201 E. La Habra Blvd., Saturday, noon-4pm. For special tours or more information call Suzette Eschberger at (562) 999-6453. The exhibit runs through March 16, 2013.
Congratulations to La Habra Historical Museum's Kent Roberts!
received the La Habra Chamber’s Citizen of The Year award at the 72nd
Annual Awards and Board Installation on July 11.
has been active in practically every charitable group in the community
during the past 35 years. He currently serves on the boards of the Boys
and Girls Clubs of La Habra, the Children’s Museum and Landmark
Development. He is also actively helping CRCC expand its facilities, and
made the Old Settlers Historical Museum become a reality.
boy he helped his father and uncle with the La Habra Host Lions Corn
Festival and he
still is a member of the Lions.
Dedicated to serving his community, Kent is certainly appreciated for all his efforts on behalf of the Museum.
Congratulations for a well-deserved honor!!!
Kent Roberts at opening of La Habra Historical Museum
March 15, Thu.- 1 PM-8 PM At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833
$20/person to conference (including meals) /$30 for festival booth/ Free to attend festival
Contact: 866-411-1212 Ticket Line for more info, registration or booth space
Sponsors: Orange County Community Foundation, Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton Heritage, Carol Hasenberg Exhibits, Hispanic Genealogical Society
1 PM Introductions
1:30 PM Roundtable Discussion on Cooperative Marketing Strategies -Zoot
3:30 PM PANEL: Volunteers, Members & Board Recruitment-
5 PM Dinner
6:30-9 PM Heritage Festival- Free to Public- “Come Find Your Heritage” (heritage groups have booths with information on their programs). Rancho era dancers and musicians will be performing.
From 1 PM- 5 PM Heritage groups from all over the region will converge and attend a planning session on a joint region-wide event that will be marketed all over the area and cross-promote these agencies; as well as a panel discussion on volunteer, member and board recruitment techniques that have been successful. At 5 PM a networking dinner will be provided to all attendees of the conference.
At 6:30 PM all groups will work their booths in our first Heritage Festival. History buffs of all ages can come and find out what resources exist in the community such as historic homes, museums, parks, and resources to document your own family history or find the history of your house or neighborhood. We will have entertainment with historic dances and music from our Rancho past, food vendors, a kids area and gallery and historic house tours of the Muck.
Be a part of history at the La Habra Spring Citrus Fair coming up the weekend of April 20-22!!!
If you have a story to share, photos, pictures, objects, or anything that relates to the Citrus industry in La Habra, we would love to hear from you. Tools would be especially welcomed, but please, no smudge pots!!!
Please contact Suzette at email@example.com or stop by the museum basement M and W from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to loan your items to the museum for the Citrus Fair exhibit.
Thank you and hope to see you at our special Spring Citrus Fair Exhibit!
A memorial for Stan Cramer will be held on Saturday, February 25 at the United Methodist Church. A light lunch will follow the memorial, and we will open the Historical Museum for a short time thereafter.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Location: United Methodist Church 631 N. Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Stan, please make out your checks to the Old Settlers Historical Society.
Our deepest sympathy to Esther Cramer and family.
Submitted by La Habra Old Settlers Historical Society
Long time resident Dorothy Ashby passed away on Feb. 4. Her memorial service was last Sunday, Feb. 19. She was a librarian at our very own building when it was the library, then she worked at La Habra High School for many years as the librarian. We currently have a side exhibit of her collection in tribute to her. There is a wonderful videography of Dorothy Ashby available at the museum's theater.
Thank you, Dorothy, for your many years of service to La Habra. We will miss your friendly smile.