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Laguna Hills Gala

The city of Laguna Hills with the Chamber of Commerce hosted an awards and installation Gala on January 14, 2022 at The Hills Hotel 25205

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January 2022

What an incredible year we all had celebrating the opening of Aliso Viejo Ranch, Laguna Playhouse’s 100th anniversary, Bunkhouse BBQ with California Rangeland Trust, OC

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Pony Express

NELLIE GAIL RANCH PIONEER FAMILIESBy Brian MitchellThe heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future. – Wendell Phillips

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December 2021

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays from Moulton Museum! We hope that you enjoy the Christmas season with family and friends. Here is one of our favorite

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Moulton Recipes

Try these classic recipes for your holiday gatherings. These submissions are from the 1926 and 1965 Ebell Society of Santa Ana cookbooks. Women shared their

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November 2021

Moulton Museum wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Moulton family holiday table, circa 1915 (2017.05.187) From the Archive Happy Anniversary, Moultons!This article was in the Santa

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Museum Reception

RECEPTION: Thursday, November 4, 2021 6–9PM Mary Lee Lindquist will be joining us in historical costume as Nellie Gail Moulton. Please join us for a

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October 2021

Happy Fall, Y’all! We look forward to the changing color of leaves during the autumnal equinox. We hope you can join our fall celebration with the

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September Newsletter

Bunkhouse BBQ We had nearly 300 guests with California Rangeland Trust, at the First Annual Bunkhouse BBQ held at Aliso Viejo Ranch on August 25, 2021.

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August 2021

It’s back to school month 🏫 Moulton Elementary Mural | 29851 Highlands Ave, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 It’s almost time to roundup the kids for

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July 2021

Happy 4th of July! We hope that you are able to celebrate the heritage of our nation with family and friends! This year marks the

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June 2021

Happy Father’s Day! We reflect on the lasting legacies of the families that helped established Orange County. Lewis Moulton instilled the ranching spirit within each of

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May 2021

Happy National Preservation Month! We are excited to announce the opening of Aliso Viejo Ranch! This project has been in development for over a decade. The

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1874: Into the West

You’re cordially invited to the highly-anticipated Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Moulton Museum! We are opening our space with 1874: Into the

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April 2021

Spring Greetings! During this season, annual roundups are typically held. The family took this photo in 2020 at the Maxwell Ranch. Brandings are weather dependent, particularly the rain season.

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March 2021

Happy Women’s History Month! https://youtu.be/8wQKxSW8eWE We celebrate the lasting legacies of pioneer women. Five women, including Nellie Gail Moulton who was a teacher and principal

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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

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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

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Happy Birthday, Nellie!

Nellie Gail Moulton was born on December 8, 1878 in Irving, Kansas to John Lockwood Gail (1848–1926) and Prudence Adelia Stoneman Gail (1853–1894). Nellie Maud

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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

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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,

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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

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Moulton Theatre

The Laguna Playhouse hosted its centennial virtual gala. They featured the Moulton Theatre which was developed by Nellie Gail and is still being supported by

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7 Historic O.C. Women

Nellie Gail Moulton, circa 1920, photographed while painting in a plein-air setting. Photograph courtesy of The Moulton Museum Orange Coast Magazine Article by Astgik Khatchatryan In honor

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August 2020 Newsletter

Showcasing our latest film of the Nellie Gail Moulton Exhibit We hope you enjoy this guided tour at Casa Romantica with Jane Barnes, Nellie’s granddaughter.

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Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre Mrs. Lewis Moulton was a founder of  the Laguna Playhouse. As a major donor for the 1969 construction of the Moulton

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July 2020 Newsletter

Heritage. Community. Philanthropy. Happy Fourth of July from the Moulton Museum! Who was Nellie Gail Moulton? Pioneer, Artist and so much more reopened at Casa

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June 2020 Newsletter

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton? Nellie Gail Moulton, circa 1915, photographed at Moulton Ranch. Courtesy of the Moulton Museum. We are excited to announce that the

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Lewis Fenno Moulton

Lewis Fenno Moulton was born on January 17, 1854 in Chicago, Illinois to John Tildon Moulton, his Harvard educated lawyer father, who was one of

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May 2020

Lewis F. Moulton decided to leave home in 1874 on a daring adventure to California. It was not an easy journey during these times as

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Moulton Ranch Center Mural

https://youtu.be/ckV7vkh4XPM The Moulton Ranch Center (formerly the Cabot Town Center) has a wonderful new addition with murals that capture the spirit of the Orange County’s

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