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Jennifer and Cindy 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, and city councils to develop succinct and sustainable cultural plans. They are passionate about art history. They curate historical and contemporary art collections with a consortium of experts.
Jennifer Keil earned her M.A. in Public and Oral History. She specializes in archives, exhibition, digitization, and design. She is the Museum Director of Moulton Museum. Keil is the Past President (2019-21) of the Southwest Oral History Association. Keil enjoys volunteering as an Arts & Culture Ambassador for the city of Dana Point. She also serves as an advisor for non-profits.
Cindy Keil earned an M.A. in English. She specialized in creative writing. She is a published author. Cindy co-curates art and history exhibits at the Moulton Museum as the director. She is the digital archivist for the Laguna Woods History Center. Cindy was the California Delegate (2019-21) of the Southwest Oral History Association.
“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.
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.
Nellie Gail Moulton’s World Travel Photography is a retrospective of her experiences which took place from 1908-1960. This is the first exhibit of Nellie Gail Moulton photography. She was part of the California Camera Club. It is through the lens that the viewer is taken on a journey not only to the past, but also to be able to see what Nellie saw, to experience an itinerary that cannot be duplicated in the present day. This exhibit is curated by Cindy Keil, Jennifer Keil, and Eric Stoner.