Tea, and China
Dr. Howe-Waffle House
June 1 Noon until 4 pm
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House
120 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA
Join us as we
celebrate the traditional wedding month at the
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House on Saturday, June
1 from noon to 4:00. Included with your tour of
this 1889 Victorian gem is a display of vintage
and contemporary bridal gowns and displays and
sales of vintage china. Enjoy delicious tea and
wedding cake, and in our gift shop browse
through antiques, ephemera, and an extensive
collection of books on local history.
Adults $5, Seniors and Members $4, Students K-12
(Guided Tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15)
Explore the history and fabulous buildings of
downtown Santa Ana with an expert guide on our
Downtown Landmark Architectural Walking Tour at
2:30. (An additional $8 per person)
A Special combined house and downtown walking
tour ticket is available for $10.00;
please arrive before 1:15.
Call to reserve a spot at 714/547-9645
The Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical
Museum is located at 120 Civic Center Drive
West, Santa Ana, California. For additional
information, call 714/547-9645.
Save the Historic
There was some
positive progress on the effort to save the
Historic Sexlinger Orchard by the Old Orchard
Conservancy (renamed from the Save our Orchard
Coalition) when the Santa Ana Historic Resources
Commission recommended that the City look into
alternatives to the preservation and/or purchase
of the 1913 Sexlinger farmhouse and property.
article in the OC Register.)
You can also learn
more about the effort to save this last historic
family farm in Santa Ana by visiting the Old
Orchard Conservancy website at:
or visit their Facebook page at:
appreciate your help and your donations!
Want to help support
the work the Society is doing to help preserve
Santa Ana history and, in particular, the Dr.
Howe-Waffle House? Please consider an
extra donation or membership today.
Orange County History
We have one of the
widest collection of Santa Ana and Orange County
history books around. If you would like to order
any of them, visit our
Store link for the books available online
and for a copy of our latest mail-in book order
form. If there is a book you think we have
that isn't listed, email us at
Old Society Newsletters
It's fun to go through some of our newsletters and
see what the Society was doing during the 1980s
and 90s (and also who was preserving what home
and received various awards). We've posted
most of the issues (including our first 4) on
this site. Some files are large (6 to 11
MB in size), but they're all easily viewable as
to view some of the old issues.
-- The Dr. Howe-Waffle House has been included in a
national online program to highlight "places that matter." The photo shows the
painting and roofing renovation.
Thanks to Nicholas Ball for being our spokesmodel.
Other old News and Information
from this Home Page.........