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April 2022

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Happy Easter from the Moulton Museum! In this edition of our newsletter, we highlight recent events from the Swallows Day Parade to Mathis Ranch roundup. You won’t want to miss our spring events with our partners!

Happy Easter from Moulton Ranch! Charlotte sitting in front of the homestead with her pet rabbits, circa 1915 (2017.05.112)

Moulton Museum Banners

We are celebrating our history with the 30th Anniversary of Laguna Hills. Our Moulton Museum banners announce our summer 2022 opening. Look for our new banners throughout the city located near Cabot Road off Paseo de Valencia and Oso Parkway.


Moulton Museum participated in the Swallows Day parade with a stagecoach in San Juan Capistrano to announce our summer 2022 opening! Make sure to see our video and photos from the annual event below.

Bar M Cattle Company 2022 Branding

Mallory Mathis with Chapman University friends

The Moulton family has been involved with agriculture and ranching since the 1800s. This tradition has been passed down through formal education at UC Davis, Pomona College, Chapman University, and apprenticeships. Cultivating the land, they install the values of the pioneer spirit in every generation. Learn more about this annual event from our 2020 roundup film.

Trent, DJ, and Mallory Mathis at the Bar M Roundup in Maxwell, CA.

Orange County Docent League

Moulton Museum hosted the Orange County Docent League on Monday, April 11th at the Aliso Viejo Ranch. Scott Barnes shared family history and signed copies of his books. Jennifer Keil presented about the partnership with the city and development of the museum.

Saddleback Area Historical Society

Jared Mathis, Moulton Museum President will be sharing an exciting update on our museum construction and partnerships. Jennifer Keil, Museum Director, will share the history of tea culture and Nellie's friendship with Madame Modjeska and Claire Mason Fox.

Moulton Museum Collection

William B. Brinckloe, Jr., Esq. presented the Moulton Parkway sign to Jared Mathis President, Moulton Museum at the 2022 Annual Meeting. It will be a featured artifact at the Moulton Company offices to be located at the Moulton Ranch Center. Stay tuned for an insider's look of our space under construction!

Moulton Museum Sponsors

Thank you Franklin and Diane Barnes III for your donation!

The museum is opening this year! Thank you to all our sponsors. Please consider a charitable donation to our 501c3 that is tax-deductable. We have some amazing programs that you can direct your funds towards. See our website for more details.

Pioneer Friends

Packard Salesman with Lewis Moulton, Dwight Whiting Sr. and George Denis (2022.04.15) These gentlemen were Orange County's founders. As friends and neighbors, they helped one another.

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

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