Moulton Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to keeping the history of Orange County and its ranching era alive. We bring history to life and honor the pioneer spirit by actively archiving, restoring, and preserving Orange County historical artifacts.
Nellie Gail Moulton was a teacher, mother, wife, rancher, philanthropist, artist, and true model of the pioneer spirit. An avid en plein air artist, Nellie painted most of her travels and life. Her works reflect the rich beauty of California landscapes. Moulton Museum is proud to have a collection of her preserved original works on exhibit at Nellie’s Gallery.
Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), in collaboration with Moulton Museum, held an opening reception on November 4, 2023 to recognize The Art of Nellie Gail Moulton, a new LCAD Gallery exhibition featuring the Orange County pioneer, philanthropist, and artist. This exhibition was curated by Jennifer and Cindy Keil of Moulton Museum, LCAD gallery and collections manager Bryan Heggie, and Hope Railey, chair of LCAD Fine Arts.
Moulton Museum is proud to celebrate the pioneer spirit with our local community. In honor of Nellie Gail Moulton’s legacy, we have a dedicated gallery space called Nellie’s Gallery. Here, we feature different local artists as we celebrate our community’s continued commitment to the arts.