Monday, December 3, 2012

Remembering Dorothy Rush

Video of Dorothy recounting history of La Habra.

Dorothy Rush's video is available to be viewed at home on your computer. 
The link is:  

It is the video that is shown in the museum theater. 
Submitted by Suzette Eschberger.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dorothy May Rush

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 of 78.
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. 
For more information please contact Jim Gomez at (714) 329-0365. 
Submitted by Suzette Eschberger.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Defenders of Our Freedom

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.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kent Roberts Honored

Congratulations to La Habra Historical Museum's Kent Roberts!

Kent Roberts received the La Habra Chamber’s Citizen of The Year award at the 72nd Annual Awards and Board Installation on July 11.

Kent 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.

As a 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

The Real News, La Habra Journal

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Volunteers Welcome and Wanted!!!

 Helpful volunteers having fun while enthusiastically setting up exhibit.

Take part in future exhibitions!

Volunteers who think they might enjoy developing exhibitions are always welcome! 

Contact the museum staff to help set up the next exhibit. 

The more the merrier! Any and all have something to contribute.

Share your talents! Bring ideas, hammers, screw drivers, paint brushes, computer skills, graphic design concepts... any and all talents welcome. 

Be part of history!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

OC Roundup Tribute to Esther Cramer

Thank you, Chris Jepsen-- from OC Roundup (, for a lovely tribute to Esther Cramer. 
We are borrowing your photo of the tribute exhibit.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Celebration of Life for Esther Cramer

A lovely "Celebration of Life" was held for Esther Ridgeway Cramer today at the La Habra United Methodist Church. 

Friends, La Habra mayor James Gomez, as well as grandson Patrick Esguerra and son-in-law Ward Ching gave touching recollections of this special person in their lives.

Esther will be missed.