Dear TAHS Members,
What a great year! Most of the goals that were set in January of this year were not only met but exceeded all expectations.
I have recently announced that a Museum Revitalization Committee was formed to study all aspects of making
changes to the Museum. Their master plan was completed and submitted to the TAHS board and was approved unanimously. We had originally set a time schedule starting in 2020 but decided to update the this fall. It is the hub of our organization
and supports all Museum and Historical Society activities. In the past few weeks we have installed new shelves, cabinets,
and a data center which houses our new main computer (8 terabyte hard drive)
and is linked to all the Museum computers. Starting early next year, we will begin revitalizing the Museum itself.
Nine years ago, we asked our membership to help fund and update of the Museum computers and office equipment.
We were grateful for the tremendous response we received. Today, like the past, we need your support. To help make
this Museum Revitalization project a success, we need your help. If you haven’t already done so, please respond
to our recent letter requesting your financial support for this amazing project. For those of you who have already responded with your generous donation, we are extremely appreciative.
Vivian Owen, our first TAHS president, once told me she had a goal to make the Museum a major center for
research. And Joyce Miller, former TAHS president, shared with me a few years ago that she and her husband
Bill Miller wanted to update the Museum, but it was never realized. The goals I set are not new; they are ideas
started years ago. My part is to complete their dreams with help of a TAHS board comprised of the finest people
I have ever worked with and, most importantly, who have the drive to make this project a reality.
Our Goal: To preserve and protect our history and support the community and Museum visitors with the tools to
learn more about their past and to make this information available to future generations who can enjoy our
rich and colorful history.
Make sure to mark your calendars and join us on at our General Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m.
at the Tustin Public Library, 345 E. Main Street. The Voices of Tustin Community Chorus will be performing
songs to usher in the holiday season. Plan to attend this fun evening, and bring your friends!
NOTE: At www.TustinMuseum.com - On the upper right hand side, click there for additional Museum-related announcements and changes.
Pete Beatty, President
Dear TAHS Members,
hope everyone has had a wonderful and healthy summer. Our expanded
Home and Garden Tour-our major annual fundraiser-was a success!
We had more vendors, music, vintage cars and local artists.
We are now forging forward in the goals that were set in my
last message plus a couple more that you will be hearing about
Make sure to mark your calendars to join us on Monday, September
16th at 7 p.m. at the Tustin Library for a very special tribute
honoring the victims of 9-11. Tustin resident, patriot, and
Tustin Area Woman of the Year 1993, Angie Kardashian, will share
with us her incredible journey. In the aftermath of the disaster,
she felt compelled to do what she could as an American. Angie
sold her restaurant, moved to New York, cooked meals at her
own expense for two years to feed thousands of firefighters
in more than 100 firehouses until her money ran out. For her
presentation, there will be a display of items related to her
time there and the memory of the people who lost their lives
on 9-11. The Museum window will be exhibiting a "Remember Sept
11 Tribute" from August 15th through September 15th.
Check out our local DAR Chapter (Daughters of the American Revolution)
Museum window display starting on September 18th - The national
DAR organization started on October 11, 1890.
Again and as always, a big thank-you to the TAHS board and Museum
staff for the support and enthusiasm they have given me on a
very full and aggressive list of goals. All of this would never
happen without the help and support of the City of Tustin, the
Tustin Unified School District, the Knights of Pythias, and
you-our loyal and generous members.
Our Goal: To preserve, protect our history and support the community
and museum visitors with the tools to learn more about their
past and to make this information available to future generations
who can enjoy our rich and colorful history.
NOTE: At www.TustinMuseum.com - On the upper left is TAHS:
President's Message. Click there for additional Museum-related
information, announcements and changes.
Pete Beatty TAHS President