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 seeing you at our events in 2021!

The Moulton Family - portrait photo with Louise, Nellie Gail, Charlotte and Lewis. The family is sitting for a formal portrait around 1920. Louise was approximately six years old and Charlotte ten years old. (2017.05.273)
In 1931, Lewis' neighbors wrote this poem to him in gratitude. (2017.05.371)
This back of the poem backside was signed by the neighbors who came together to give the card at Christmas time. Some of the names that appear are William Wendt and Frank Cuprien, Laguna Beach artists that painted with Nellie. J.N. "Nick" and Katherine Isch built a general store opposite the Hotel Laguna. Do you recognize any other signatures here and have any stories to share with us? Make sure to email us at so we can learn your personal connections to the Moulton Ranch.


Congratulations to Casey Mathis, Moulton family member, for her recent cover feature with Slyster in the December 2020 edition of Barrell Horse News. They won the West Coast Barrel Racing Association finals.


Thank you for having attended the Nellie Gail Moulton exhibit. We enjoyed a wonderful reception at Casa Romantica on November 13, 2020. We had 884 people visit in person and more than 2000 views the online exhibit. Please continue to learn about the history of Nellie Gail Moulton on our website with our online exhibit. We look forward to sharing her collection with you all at future exhibitions.

Purchase your own giclée at our Museum Store.
Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972)
Laguna Main Beach, c. 1935, Oil on board, Collection of Stephanie Hibbits (2017.01.65).
16″ x18″ $425


From the Archive

This image came from Chas S. Hardy for their 1920 Christmas display. L. F. Moulton and Co. delivered sheep and calves to this location in San Diego. The banner reads, "THESE GRAND CHAMPION CATTLE WERE RAISED AND FATTENED BY KERN COUNTY LAND CO." (2018.17.03)
Durham Steer 1923 Christmas Advertisement (2017.05.311)

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