February 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day It’s a season of love as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. When Lewis met Nellie, he asked her father John Gail, the El Toro Postmaster, if he could court his daughter. This 20th century dating practice was when another person would join the date. Victorian virtues were maintained with courting as a family would …

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January 2021

Greetings from Moulton Ranch! We look forward to seeing you in 2021. We will be opening new exhibits and sharing the history of Orange County’s pioneers. We hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Aliso Viejo and the 30th anniversary of Laguna Hills. These cities were …

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December 2020

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy the holiday season. We are reflecting on the entire year which began with the commissioning of the Moulton Ranch Center mural, a Moulton roundup in Maxwell, CA and the Nellie Gail Moulton exhibit closing in San Clemente, CA. Thank you all for your ongoing support. We look forward to …

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November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.”-Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving, October 3, 1893 Lincoln & Moulton History  J. Tilden Moulton (1808-1881), a Boston lawyer and Lewis’ father, was a personal friend of President Lincoln. Moulton was “Master in Chancery and was …

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October 2020

Happy Fall Equinox! With the official start of fall, we hope these historical images from past harvests inspire your own local celebrations. Take a look at this image of Nellie Gail in costume, circa 1892. Nellie wore a theater type costume with a crown, fan, and Japanese kimono. (2019.11.01.04) As you can imagine, Nellie has a love for …

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September 2020 Newsletter

Labor Day Labor Day marks the unofficial last days of summer. We are starting to transition into the fall months and harvest season. We recognize the incredible contributions of the agricultural and ranching community to sustain society. This farm-to-table model has been the tradition for generations. We hope you enjoy this OC Register article from 2013 that showcases A Moulton …

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