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Bower’s Museum

The Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana premiered Guo Pei: Couture Beyond. It will be open from March 9 – July 21, 2019. This exhibit has included a variety of public programs. Each garment that is a piece of art with incredible details. Guo Pei’s style is majestic and she uses many natural materials. You can… Read More Bower’s Museum


Naming Laguna Beach

“Naming Laguna Beach” by Jane Janz is a fantastic beachside read from @lagunabeachbooks. It features archival materials and an art piece from @lagunaartmuseum. Joseph Kleitsch’s “The Old Post Office” captures quintessential Laguna. It is part of the museum’s permanent collection. The 1936 South Coast News states that, “usually everything is dated from the Isch Grocery… Read More Naming Laguna Beach

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SFO Museum

What does one do when one flies domestically or internationally from San Francisco Airport? We suggest that you spend time at the SFO Museum which is exhibited at the International Main Hall and Terminals. These spaces are designed for you to explore historic themes that resonate throughout the ages. Currently, they are showing the following… Read More SFO Museum

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Preservation Month

Located in the heart of the Los Rios District, the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society has been restoring and preserving historical structures. It is adjacent to the Capistrano Depot that actively takes you on the train throughout SoCal. The National Trust for Preservation established the week long tradition of recognizing preservation practices during the Nixon… Read More Preservation Month

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Preservation Week

April 21 – April 27, 2019 Happy Preservation Week from the American Library Association (ALA)! We celebrate our archival process of collections, sorting, digitizing, and sharing our records. Please see the ALA tips on how to handle a variety of materials below. You will find more information and resources at audio   |   books   |… Read More Preservation Week

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UCI Applied Innovation

Startup 70 Degrees Brings History Back to the Future Startup April 4, 2019 By Grace Wood History, although in the past, can help shape the future. Local historian and entrepreneur Jennifer Keil, co-founder of 70 Degrees, aims to change how archivists preserve historical data to show that history can be simultaneously fun and profitable. Named for the… Read More UCI Applied Innovation