The Santa Ana
Historical Preservation Society invites you to
Witches Tea Party &
Vintage Halloween Festival
Saturday, October 10th
Food, fun and games
for all ages!
Saturday Oct. 10th tea will be served at the
stroke of noon
(Doors open at 11:00 AM)
$25.00 per person
Dr. Howe-Waffle House 120 Civic Center Dr West.,
Purchase your tickets in advance by clicking
(No tickets sold at door)
For more information, call 714-953-8653
"On the Road In Orange County: Our
Saturday October 24th 2015,
10:00 am-3:00 pm
The history of travel to—and in—Orange County,
includes modes of transportation ranging from
horses, wagons and carriages, to planes, trains
and automobiles. Feisty Lida Curl experienced it
all; hear the story of her 1908 move by wagon
from Kansas to Irvine Ranch, and her ride back
to Kansas in the 1960s—in a modern airliner.
Meet Florence Mullinix, the first woman to drive
a car in Orange County, and her unlikely driving
instructor, aviator Glenn Martin. Join Dr. and
Mrs. Albert Soiland’s guests at a sail-away
party celebrating the 1928 Transpacific Yacht
race from Newport to Hawaii, and learn about the
pleasures of modern sea travel. Listen in as
bicycle shop owner John Hankey and newspaperman
Dan Baker plan to enter an 1895 bicycle
race—with Hankey supplying the muscle and Baker
Tour guides lead guests to the final resting
places of historic local figures, set in the
beautiful greenery of Fairhaven Memorial Park
and Santa Ana Cemetery, where costumed actors
play out scenes from Orange County history.
This event is an exciting and fun glimpse into
the past! Small groups, a lovely outdoor
setting, and close access to the actors make the
tour an entertaining outing for the whole
Click this link for
more information and to buy advance sale tickets.
Help Us Preserve History
Join the Santa Ana Historical
Preservation Society. For a small contribution,
you can support the
Dr. Howe-Waffle House, the new Santa Ana Fire Museum,
and all the other historical and preservation
activities we do.
As a member you receive special member-only
discounts on Open House tickets at both of our
museums (the 1889 Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House
and Medical Museum and our new Santa Ana Fire
Museum,) as well as invitations and discounts to
exciting events throughout the year, including
our award-winning Cemetery Tour. And as a
501(c)3 non-profit organization, your membership
dollars are tax deductible!
With a near 40-year legacy of historic preservation,
the Society remains an all-volunteer, grassroots
organization with no paid staff, and a
reputation as an active, community-preservation
oriented group. This is not your grandmother's
historical society! We take historic
preservation very seriously and are part of an
exclusive, and increasingly rare, group of
historical organizations. This is a distinction
our members can take pride in.
Please join us today, or renew your membership
at your current, or higher, level. And, please,
give as generously as you can.
Click here to donate/join/renew online.
Update to the Civil War
The legacy of
America's Civil War played a major role in the
birth of Orange County. We support a great
research effort to document the grave sites of
Civil War veterans in our county. You can even
use Google Earth to help you locate these
locations. Click here
to see more.
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."
Thanks to Nicholas Ball for being our spokesmodel.
Other old News and Information
from this Home Page.........