Saturday, February 25, 2012

North OC Heritage Festival & Conference

March 15, Thu.- 1 PM-8 PM
At the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833

Everyone Welcome!!!

$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

Conference Schedule:

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.

Swamp Lily Blooming Soon

The lily is doing quite well and we look forward to a blossom some time soon!

Many thanks to a beautiful lady, Eunice Launer Harris.

Submitted by Suzette Eschberger

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring Citrus Fair Exhibit Coming Soon!

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 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!

Submitted by Suzette Eschberger

Memorial Service for Stan Cramer

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.

11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

A Sad Goodbye to Dorothy Ashby, Librarian

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.

Submitted by Suzette Eschberger