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Preservation Month Activities in California

May1-31: Petaluma Historical Library and Museum has a series of Preservation Month events taking place throughout May.
May 4-6: Pasadena Heritage events for May include a Retirement Dinner to recognize Sue Mossman’s thirty years of service as the organization’s executive director.
May 13-28: Preservation Sacramento is offering a series of Jane Jacob Walks through the historic neighborhoods and districts of California’s captial city.
May 16: Coronado Historical Association is hosting the next session in their Wine & Lecture series, “History of North Island with Dave Landon.”
May 16: Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board is hosting a new speaker series, “A Shared History: Diverse Voices Across Ventura County” in recognition of Preservation Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (both in May).

Enhance your knowledge and gain new tools to better serve the community! RSVP to Jeff Rosaler at

The Sorrento en plein air exhibit is featured at Gallery Dana Bay on Del Prado in Dana Point.

‘The History of Two Moultons’ on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 pm

Join us for an evening with Jennifer Kiel from the Moulton Museum and discover the fascinating history of Catherine Moulton and Nellie Gail Moulton, artist and owner of the Moulton Ranch.

Join us on Saturday, June 29th for a day of Shakespeare, Craft Beer, live music and family friendly fun at the OC ShakesBeer Festival!

Past Events

Jennifer and Cindy Keil were the Moulton Museum Directors. They curated the museum and gallery exhibits along with the traveling installations that include John Wayne Airport, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, and Laguna College of Art + Design Gallery.

Moulton Museum is exhibiting From Ranchland to Leisure World Laguna Hills at the Laguna Woods History Center until April 2024.
View the "1874: Into the West" exhibit at Moulton Museum.
Jeff Sewell's "Back to the Ranch" on exhibit until June 29th.

The Orange County Destination Arts and Culture program at John Wayne Airport highlights local cultural landmarks in Orange County for travelers to learn about and add to their travel itinerary. This spring, the Airport partnered with the Moulton Museum in Laguna Hills to share the Pioneer Spirit!

Soka University Founders Hall Gallery

Through the Eyes of a Pioneer Woman: Nellie Gail Moulton

  • May 18 – September 8, 2023
  • Artist’s Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2023; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

At their meeting on May 24, the Planning Commission in San Juan Capistrano approved TASJA’s application for a permit to install a mural in downtown San Juan. The mural will be placed on the back side of the Capistrano Trading Post. It will be printed on vinyl from an image of a painting by Nellie Gail Moulton, a prominent artist of the 1920s. The Trading Post is owned by Bill Ortega who is partnering with TASJA and the Moulton Museum to create this mural. The Moulton Museum is providing a complimentary license to use the image called “Mission Gardens”

The Mural will be about 12′ x 15′ and placed towards the top of the building so it can be seen across the parking lot and by the restaurants beyond. The mural is expected to be installed by the end of the summer when an unveiling will be scheduled.

Join us for our community celebrations like Lews Moulton Day on May 6th every year at Moulton Museum.

California Events:

California Museum in Sacramento has ongoing events. “In the permanent exhibits, visitors can hop aboard a bus to hear immigrants tell their stories of coming to California, meet a ghost who recounts his family’s experience in California from the Gold Rush to the present, or step inside a theater to see how Hollywood has portrayed California.”

Orange County Docent League meets at various historic locations in Orange County two times a year for Zoom based and in-person training. Contact OC Commissioner, Pamela Harrell, or for more details.

Orange County Historical Society hosts Zoom and in person events.

OC Parks offers the community ongoing events.

Preserve Orange County has virtual and in person events.

Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has a calendar of events. First opened in 1936 as the Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, they have grown to a premiere 21st century facility with outstanding rotating exhibitions.

Casa Romantica has a season of events at their historic house once lived in by Ole Hanson in San Clemente.

Laguna Art Museum has rotating exhibitions. Search their permanent art collection to learn more about the fine art history in our area.

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) Gallery “is home to exhibitions by world -renowned artists and emerging students and artists alike. LCAD Gallery’s mission is to serve the educational and cultural objectives of Laguna College of Art and Design’s studio majors.”
The Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) “was established by University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2017, following the acquisition of two important collections of California Art: The Irvine Museum Collection and The Buck Collection. Working with numerous partners, IMCA considers what constitutes California Art and how to tell these stories in informed, inclusive, and just ways, ensuring that a diversity of voices and lived experiences are presented.”
Moulton Museum opened in September 2022 in Laguna Hills starting with 1874: Into the West and Nellie’s Gallery. As the directory, we are storytellers who share local history of OC incredible past! Schedule a tour with our docent team for an insider’s look to Lewis Moulton Fenno’s arrival story.
Mission San Juan Capistrano was established in 1776. Visit the beautiful gardens and exhibits.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center  “produces close to 100 events annually. These include concerts in our extraordinary outdoor amphitheatre, and our indoor cabaret space. That includes our five free-to-the-community Cultural Festivals, our Art gallery exhibits, a lecture series, and occasional film events.

Nellie Gail Moulton

“The Best of Plein Air” April 6-May 26th in the Main Gallery and Nelile’s Gallery. On May 11th, LPAPA is hosting “Fresh on the New Lawn” competition. The opening gallery reception in on Thursday, April 6, from 5:30-7:30 with RSVP.

Plein Air Group painting exhibition in conjunction with Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc. (LPAPA) will feature contemporary work by masters and a collection of historical paintings by Nellie Gail Moulton on loan from the Moulton Museum in Laguna Hills. 

Orange County Museum of Art in Santa Ana is building a new facility to feature its permanent collection.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, “In the late 1960s, a number of Orange County community leaders decided it was time to have world-class performing arts venues and a dedicated arts campus where local and regional performing arts organizations and esteemed guest artists and companies from all over the world could perform for this rapidly growing and culturally diverse region of Southern California.”
Sherman Gardens is located in Corona del Mar. They have beautiful grounds for their events that include exhibits from their Library.
National Events:
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2023 OHA Annual Meeting

Introduction to Digital Storytelling Workshop

2021 Learning Revolution daily online education conference, “This is an historic and unique event. Sessions are being held daily all free to attend live. Our Learning Revolution weekly shows continue today and tomorrow with four great episodes. Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time – to see the schedule in your own time zone, and to get the links to attend live in Zoom, please use the SCHEDULE page on the Learning Revolution site.” Visit Library 2.0 at:

Past Events:

RECEPTION: OCTOBER 7, 2021 6–9PMLaguna College of Art + Design’s BFA program in Drawing + Painting
is proud to present THE ART OF NELLIE GAIL MOULTON, a retrospective exhibition of paintings and drawings created by Nellie Gail Moulton (1878-1972).An avid en plein air painter, Nellie belongs to a larger movement of female artists who have recently gained significant recognition for their contributions to the arts. Nellie created art throughout her entire life and studied with renowned artists such as William Wendt, Anna Hills, Frank Cuprien, and Edgar Payne (also showcased within this exhibition). Her work captures the rich beauty of nature, expressing her keen eye for detail and impressive use of color.

The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton? at Casa Romantica from March 13, 2020 until November 15, 2020. The gallery was featured in Orange Coast Magazine. The closing reception was on Friday, November 13th, 2020 from 6-8pm.

 The Southwest Oral History Association conference theme is “Home (Lands) & Oral Histories of (Re)Vitalization” September 12-13, 2020 via Zoom. They offered SOHA 2020 Zoom-based programs.

Jeronimo screening film discussion flyer Joseph Juhn

Thursday, October 8th, 5:00-7:30 Pacific Time – a virtual screening and conversation with documentary filmmaker Joseph Juhn‘s Jeronimo: the Untold Story of Koreans in Cuba hosted by Jennifer Keil, President of SOHA

Oral History Happy Hour: Let’s Talk about Tech

We hope you will join us again for this month’s Oral History Happy Hour.

Grab your favorite festive treat and join us on the first Thursday of every month for a virtual conversation about Oral History in the COVID-19 Era. This month’s topic: Let’s Talk about Tech. We’ll be hearing from special guest Jennifer Keil, M.A., Founder of 70 Degrees.

Click here to register, or visit the website:
Event details: Thursday, October 1st at 4pm (Pacific). Zoom link will be sent the day before.

National Council for Public History (NCPH) 2020 online conference

Library 2.018 mini-conference: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Preservation Training Update

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