Home of the Tustin Area Historical Society
Progress update as of August 12th
|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
Good news…our Home and Garden Tour preparation—our major annual
fundraiser—is on target and progressing nicely! Hope you have
marked your calendars for Saturday, May 4th! Brochures have
been mailed out, and you can take advantage of pre-sale savings
by getting your tour tickets online at www.tustinhistory.com
by Friday, May 3. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to the support of a wonderful team, we have already
made great progress in many areas this year.
1. Expand the Home and Garden Tour to include more vendors,
music and local businesses. - (Done)
2. Use the Museum’s
window display to celebrate and connect to the community’s
history. - (Done)
3. Set up a website to be used for Museum activities (www.tustinmuseum.com).
4. Start YAC (Youth
Advisory Committee) groups for ages 13 to 18 and 19 to 26.
5. Establish a HRC (History
Research Committee) to help in research requests. - (Done)
6. Set up a LAN (Local Area Network) to connect all our computers.
- (Equipment in place)
7. Make it easier for members to use our Computer Research Center
in the Museum. - (Done)
Tasks Under Way
8. Expand the Museum days to include more Saturdays. - (Set
up a committee)
9. Add additional historical information in our third grade
program. - (Working
with committee chair)
10. Set up an attractive retail area for our Museum visitors.
- (Talking to vendors)
11. Explore ways to make changes: new displays, more interactive
areas, etc. (Set
up a committee)
12. Start Museum seminars and workshops covering a variety of
traning Sept.15 - 10am-12am)
13. Offer the Museum for special events: retirement parties,
class reunions, etc. - (Started)
14. Set an Oral Histories Committee schedule each month for
videos made at the Museum. - (Working on)
15. Increase our membership, add more docents, tour guides and
event helpers. - (Working
16. Add more Museum and community activities for our members
and visitors to enjoy. - (Working
To date, seven out of 16 goals met is a great accomplishment!
Everyone on the board, the office staff, and our volunteers
make all of this possible through teamwork and agreement on
common goals. It’s only April...so we
will continue full speed ahead!
Pete Beatty TAHS President
I am pleased to announce I have added John Nielsen as my advisor.
As a businessman and former Tustin Mayor (2016) he has the knowledge
and background needed to move the TAHS to a higher level. He
will be helping me in all areas that need his attention and
observing the museum general operation and expansion.
Three new groups have been added: Docent & Tour Guide Program,
Fundraising Committee and the
Tustin Preservation Committee.
Webmaster - Pete
Beatty (714) 504-4088 E-mail