The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society
Cordially Invites You To
Oh, The Places You Will Go! A Travel History Talk and Open House
The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society welcomes you on Saturday, August 6th from 11 am until 3 pm for a tour of the beautifully-restored 1889 Victorian Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum. Enjoy a guided tour at 11:15, 12:15, or 2:15.
Celebrating the 100th anniversay of our National Parks and all things travel, at 1:00 enjoy a talk by our guest speaker, award-winning travel journalist and author of 25 books, Chris Epting. Chris recently contributed an article to Westways Magazine titled "Natural Attraction. During three days in Yosemite, Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir laid the groundwork for our National Park Service." He will bring his newest book, "Teddy Roosevelt in California, The Whistle Stop Tour that Changed America," to sell at the event.
After your tour, be sure to enjoy a cup of tea and delicious sweets, and visit our gift shop to purchase interesting books on local history, and vintage gifts and ephemera.
Adults $5, Seniors and Members $4, Students K-12 $3. Order tickets online at: SAHPS store
As an added feature, explore the history and fabulous buildings of downtown Santa Ana with an expert guide on our Downtown Landmark Architectural Walking Tour, starting off at the Dr. Howe-Waffle House at 2:30.
$8 per person - order tickets online at SAHPS store or call to reserve a spot at 714/ 547-9645.
A special combined house and downtown walking tour ticket is available for $10. Please arrive before 12:15 to enjoy both tours, the talk, and the tea..
The Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum is located at 120 Civic Center Drive West, one block west of Main Street. A limited amount of free parking is available in our lot, or at the UCI Family Health Center at the NE corner of Sycamore and Civic Center Drive. For more information contact us at 714/547-9645.
Sadly, the Waffle Breakfast was canceled. Tickets are being refunded. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Veterans' Gravesites
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 Books
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 email@example.com
Old Society Newsletters Posted
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 PDF files. Click here to view some of the old issues.
This Place Matters! -- 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.........