According to the National Archives, 70° Fahrenheit is the preferred temperature that is optimal for the preservation of artifacts in exhibition spaces. It is the degree in which archival materials should be protected for long-term conservation. As curators, we assist you with crafting your narrative. We offer archival, preservation, exhibition, design and editing services. In this digital age, we fuse humanities with technology.


We create and manage archives according to the best practices established by the Society of American Archivists and the Society of California Archivists. We arrange materials and make them digitally accessible using ABBYY® FineReader® Sprint Plus OCR technology. 

We use the Getty Research Institute‘s best practices. We facilitate oral history interviews in order to conserve the past according to Oral History Association & Southwest Oral History Association standards. We use California Preservation Foundation guidelines. 

We research, design, and install exhibits. We have the ability to create an exhibit for your institution using National Council on Public History, American Association for State and Local History, and The American Alliance of Museums practices. We research, design didactics, install displays, and capture the space with a Matterport.

We maintain The Chicago Manual of Style, Modern Language Association (MLA), and AP Style Book writing standards. We use Adobe Creative products to produce unique designs. We create new websites for organizations which include social media accounts.

Jennifer and Cindy started their business in 2014. They are members of the American Alliance for Museums (AAM), North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, and National Council for Public History (NCPH). They present at national, state, and regional conferences about California history. The Keils collaborate with state and county archives, OC Historical Commissioners, Arts OC, and city councils to develop sustainable cultural plans. They curate art and history collections with a consortium of experts.

Jennifer Keil earned her M.A. in Public and Oral History. As Archivist for the Laura Davick Crystal Cove Historic Archive Collection at UC Irvine Libraries, she digitized the collection. She is the Founding Director of Balboa Island Museum and Moulton Museum. She has collaborated with CSU Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, Visit Newport Beach, and John Wayne Foundation. She is an Arts & Culture Ambassador for the city of Dana Point. Jennifer is the Past President of the Southwest Oral History Association.

Cindy Keil earned an M.A. in English. Cindy has co-curated art and history exhibits throughout Orange County including Brea Museum, Balboa Island Museum, Laguna Woods History Center, and Moulton Museum. Cindy was the California Delegate of the Southwest Oral History Association. She is a published author and edits manuscripts.


We have researched, digitized and managed archives at the Brea Museum, Nixon Museum, Balboa Island Museum, Moulton Museum, Saddleback Area Historical, Dana Point Historical, and Del Mar Historical. As historical consultants, we help our clients and partners secure funding with grants like California Revealed, California Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Crystal Cove circa 1940s, Courtesy of Laura Davick's Collection

“Founder emeritus of the Crystal Cove Conservancy, Laura Davick, has generously donated her archives to be part of the Orange County Regional History Collection in the UCI Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives Department. As a third generation “Coveite,” or resident of Crystal Cove, Ms. Davick’s collection includes photographs, oral histories, and ephemera, which document 100 years of Crystal Cove’s history.” 70 Degrees has been digitizing this collection and preparing a finding aid for the community to access this remarkable collection.


We established an O.C. museum with the Moulton family in 2022. We curated the opening exhibits as the Museum Directors.

70 Degrees has been collaborating with the Moulton family since 2017. They once owned Rancho Niguel in Orange County with 21,723 acres. Moulton Ranch is now expanded into other parts of California where annual roundups with a branding take place and partner with the California Rangeland Trust. 70 Degrees curated the opening exhibits of Moulton Museum which were 1874: Into the West and The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton. They have co-curated the collection at the John Wayne Airport, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Laguna College of Art + Design Gallery, Soka University, Casa Romantica, and Laguna Woods History Center.

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