Field Notes

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton?

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton? exhibit at Casa Romantica highlights an Orange County pioneer’s history. As the matriarch of Moulton Ranch, she oversaw this nearly 22,000 acres operation. It was comprised of sheep, cattle, and agricultural enterprises. Nellie was an en plein air artist and philanthropist. She studied art with Southern Californian masters such as… Read More Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton?

Field Notes, History

Rosie the Riveter

Women served in World War II in the home front. Rosie The Riveter Trust – National Park is dedicated to preserving these memories. We recommend rosietheriveter.org to view oral histories. Visit historynet.com/remembering-rosie-the-riveter-in-richmond-california.htm to learn more and view online materials. Betty Reid Soskin, 98, worked in Richmond’s shipyard during the war and shares her memories with… Read More Rosie the Riveter

Art, Field Notes

Mission San Juan Capistrano “En Plein Air”

Mission San Juan Capistrano continues to educate via their online resources. Visit their Digital Resource Center for Distance Learning at Home. View “En Plein Air” virtual exhibit from the comfort of your home. “California impressionists were influenced from a French style of painting called ‘en plein air’ which literally translates as ‘open air.’ The term… Read More Mission San Juan Capistrano “En Plein Air”

Art, Field Notes

Mary Cassatt

1] Mother And Child In A Boat, Mary Cassatt,1892. 2] Young Mother Sewing, Mary Cassatt,1900. 3] Children Playing on the Beach, Mary Cassatt,1884. Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you enjoy the picturesque paintings of motherhood created by #MaryCassatt. In 1877. “Edgar Degas invited her to join the group of independent artists later known as the Impressionists. The… Read More Mary Cassatt

Field Notes

Bowers Museum

Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt While you’re visiting, you will want to admire the ornate, gemstone work. This exhibition is ongoing since April 22, 2017. Purchase General Admission Tickets For over 35 years Harold Van Pelt has quietly been perfecting the art of carving quartz, rock crystal and agate gemstones. Gemstone Carvings: Masterworks… Read More Bowers Museum

Field Notes

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum displays informative exhibitions about coastal history which include light houses, yacht clubs, and sea voyages. You will enjoy the interactive learning stations which explore many themes including the historic meaning of prominent designs and sailor tattoos. Richard Henry Dana is honored with his California voyage that brought him into the… Read More Santa Barbara Maritime Museum