January 2023

Moulton Museum is excited for our 2023 programs!
Take a look at our 2022 highlights:

Our guests are saying:
” Amazing job setting up the fantastic museum layout. The flow is great, the artifacts are fun and interesting and the maps are top notch.” -Van
“Very impressive start.” -Steve
“Thanks for your hard work in putting the Moulton Museum together. My family and friends and I had a wonderful time.” -Eddie

Visit us on Tuesdays from 11am-3pm and on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment to explore 1874: Into the West and Nellie Gail Moulton exhibit.

We are now accepting reservations for local schools. Email Jennifer Keil, Museum Director, at jennifer@moultonmuseum.org to learn more.

Jared Mathis, Moulton Museum President, was interviewed for Laguna Woods Village’s This Day TV on October 14, 2022. Please watch the recorded show here.

From the Archive

Lewis Fenno Moulton’s personal papers show daily life and business correspondence with his network. Simon Maier of Maier Packing Company was located in Los Angeles. Maier shipped Moulton Ranch sheep and wethers. Look at this 1893 telegram from S. Maier to L. F. Moulton in El Toro.
Transcription: Ship sheep tomorrow if possible am out of mutton ( 2018.36.196)

Did You Know?

  • January 17, 1854 – Lewis Fenno Moulton was born in Chicago, Illinois to John Tildon Moulton and Charlotte (Harding) Hiller Moulton of Maine. His Harvard educated lawyer father was one of the first editors of the Chicago Tribune.
  • January 21, 1910 – Charlotte Gail Moulton (January 21, 1910 – April 12, 2006), Lewis and Nellie’s first daughter, was born at Clara Barton Hospital in Los Angeles. Nellie Gail Moulton was 31 years old and Lewis was 56 years old.
  • January 1935 – Louise attended Davis Agricultural College (now UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) studying animal husbandry, economics, and farming.
  • The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill.
  • January 31, 1852 – Maria Eugenia (Jennie) Duguet was born in Bayonne, France to Baptista and Elizabeth (Urisburu) Duguet. She would later marry Jean Pierre Daguerre on October 7, 1886.

Do you have any personal collections that pertain to Rancho Niguel or Moulton Ranch? Please send us a digital copy to archive@moultonmuseum.org.

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