Holiday Open House at the Dr. Howe-Waffle House
Saturday Dec 5th, from 11 am to 3 pm.
You are invited to a special
Holiday Open House for our members and friends
at the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and
Medical Museum. Admission is free and light
refreshments will be shared.
Enjoy Santa Ana’s Victorian gem, all decked
out for the season, and savor the delights of
Holiday sights, sounds and tastes. Meet friends,
old and new, as we celebrate the Society’s
accomplishments, give hearty thanks to our
members and supporters, and begin the season
with a generous helping of Holiday cheer.
If you've never
toured the Dr. Howe-Waffle House, this would be
a fine opportunity to visit!
The Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and
Medical Museum is located at 120 Civic
Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California. Free
parking is available in our lot, or at the UCI
Family Health Center at the NE corner of
Sycamore and Civic Center Drive.
to all our talented actors from the
Orange County School of Arts, our volunteers,
and our sponsors.
Our 18th annual historical cemetery tour was
another rousing success thanks to your help!
To see photos from this
click this link:
"On the Road In Orange County:
Our Transportation History.”
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.........