Oral Histories Collection

Moulton Museum conducted oral histories with Lewis and Nellie Gail Moulton’s grandchildren at each of their households. Several community resident interviews were also conducted at Moulton Museum, Aliso Viejo Ranch, and OC Public Libraries. The Oral Histories Collection provides a daily perspective of life at Moulton Ranch starting with Lewis’ arrival in 1874 until the selling of the ranch in the 1960s. These personal oral histories allow Moulton Museum to continue sharing the rich history of Orange County’s ranching community to this day.