Tustin Area Historical Society - Museum Programs and Events
Window Display Schedule

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Knights of Pythias Feb 18 - 28th .None
Feb 17th, 18th

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The Knights of Pythias - A fraternal organization founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 Feb 1864.

The Tustin Order of the Knights of Pythias was chartered in 1882. We met for many years in rooms on the second floor of the First National Bank of Tustin building. Then in 1925 we bought the property on the northeast corner of Main and D (El Camino Real) from C. E. Utt and had a two-story neoclassical commercial building constructed. Our lodge hall and offices occupy the entire second floor with the lower level available for shops,
offices and businesses. TustinPythians.com
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Girl Scouts of the USA March 1st - 14th Saturday March 9th - 12pm-3pm

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Girl Scouts of the USA - Founded: March 12, 1912, Savannah, GA
History in Tustin: Girl Scouts of Orange County

In celebration of Girl Scout Week, The Tustin Area Museum, with the help of Sharon King and Girl Scout Senior Corinne K., put together an incredible "Girl Scouts Throughout History"
window display, which will be up for all to enjoy until March 15, 2019. Girl Scouts are invited
to a special Open House event this Saturday, March 9, from 12-3, including a self-guided tour, the opportunity to learn about Tustin history and Girl Scout traditions, and receive a special 2019 Girl Scout Birthday swap. Girlscoutsoc.org/en/events/Community_Events.html

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Tustin Host Lions Club March 16th - 31st Saturday March 30th - 12pm-3pm

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Website: Tustin Host Lions Club

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. facebook - twitter - instagram - YouTube - flicker
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Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour April 2nd - May 9th Regular museum hours .
We're celebrating our amazing community and its heritage at the Tustin Area Historical Society's 23rd Annual Old Town Tustin Home and Garden Tour, Walkin' and Rockin' Thru Old Town Tustin, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 .

You will enjoy strolling through old Tustin and viewing how homeowners have turned their vintage homes and gardens into modern day living spaces while maintaining the charm of yesteryear. Each home has a unique story, interesting decor and artifacts collected by the owners.
Advance sale (discounted) tickets are now on sale. Purchase your tickets safely online.

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The Hewes home
The Golden Spike -150th Celebration -
Transcontinental railroad (May 10, 1869 - May 10, 2019)

Completing the last link in the transcontinental railroad with
a spike of gold was the brainchild of David Hewes.
His home on Main Street will be one of our featured homes.
The “last spike” was kept at the Hewes home in Tustin until 1892 when he donated it to Stanford University

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Memorial Day May 14 - June 11th Regular museum hours
May 13th, 14th

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Memorial Day - Monday, May 27

Remembering and honoring local heroes who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Photos on display are patriots honored with street names throughout our community and a few additional heroes who someday should also be remembered with a
street name.

Window sponsored by: Tustin Patriots and Pioneers, Tustin American Legion Post 227,
Voices of Tustin , TustinMuseum.com, StreetSignHero.com and iLoveTustin.com

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Independence Day - July 4 June 19th - July 9th Regular museum hours
June 18th
Commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.
The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer
subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty
and the Pursuit of Happiness."
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Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts July 10th - Aug 12 Regular museum hours
July 10th.

August 6-10 Peppertree Park

On Sale Now!
TACFA - Creating Community Through the Arts
Broadway in the Park / West Side Story - August 6-10
Peppertree Park, Old Town Tustin 230 W First St, Tustin, CA 92780 Map

One of the most groundbreaking and romantic musicals ever written, West Side Story sets Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent and passionate streets of New York’s West Side during the 1950s. Tony is a dreamer, ready to leave his street gang behind and face the future head-on; Maria is idealistic and looking to explore womanhood and the world beyond her family’s dress shop. When the two meet, their worlds stop — and cultural divides and societal
expectations give way to star-crossed love. Featuring a live orchestra performing one of the
most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, hatred, and the need for compassion between communities, this outdoor production at Tustin’s Peppertree Park will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
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Remember Sept 11 Tribute August 15th - Sept 15th TBA
Aug 13, 14
On September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours. Behind the staggering number of deaths are the individuals, each of whom left behind family, friends and co-workers who feel the national tragedy on a personal level.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
- Facebook - twitter - Instagram
A Tustin resident and patriot Angie Kardashian, in the aftermath of the disaster, 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. Our window display is part of her journey and a reminder to all of us "To Never forget."
CNN.com – Video archive, including the first and second planes
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Daughters of the American Revolution Sept. 18 - Oct 15th TBA
Sept.16th, 17th
Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890 - Website

DAR Tustin, California: Katuktu Chapter NSDAR
We are a vibrant group of women who meet on the second Saturday of the month between September and May. We are looking for a few more ladies, from the age of 18 and beyond, who can trace their ancestry to a Revolutionary War Patriot or to a direct ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence. We wish to honor our ancestors and to preserve our past for future generations. Come and Join us! - Today's DAR - Video
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Halloween Window Oct. 18 - Nov. 4th Regular museum hours
Oct. 16th, 17th
Halloween is also called Hallowe'en, Allhallowe'en, All Hallows' Eve and All Saints' Eve

Celebrations include...Trick-or-treating, costume parties, making jack-o'-lanterns, visiting haunted attractions and parades. The annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in
Manhattan is the world's largest Halloween parade.

The jack-o'-lantern, which in folklore is said to represent a "soul who has been denied entry into both heaven and hell"
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Veterans Day - Monday 11th Nov 6th - 18th TBA
Nov. 4th - 5th
Originally known as Armistice Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans; that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service.
A special thanks to the American Legion Post 227 for their help.
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All aboard! A Winter Holiday

December window TBA
Visit our Lionel Train display - With Bluetooth app control!

Enter our drawing and win a Golden Spike and more! Celebrating
the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad. 1869-2019

Save the Date: Celebrating Margaret Pottenger's "90th."
At: the Tustin Museum - Sunday Dec 15, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Family, friends and admirers. - Map Location
*Call us early December if there has been any changes

The museum is available for group tours and special events by appointment.
Call or email the Museum for information

The Museum, located at 395 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 - Map Location
Open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Weekdays every first and third Saturday from 12 noon until 3 p.m.
See our Tour the Museum link for specific dates.

Link to website: http://tustinhistory.com
If you have any questions, please call us at the museum at 714 731-5701 or email us at tustinmuseum@att.net.


Annual Old Town Tustin Events
Annual Home & Garden Tour - Sat. May, 4
Street Fair & ChiliCookOff.com -  Sunday, June 2, 2019
October: TustinTiller Days - Oct. 4, 5 and 6
TustinArtWalk.com - Sat. Oct. 19, 2019


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