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. This exhibit will be shown until September 6, 2020. It is temporary closed, but will reopen based on statewide and county guidelines. The gallery is located at 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672. Please check their site,, for COVID-19 safety protocols.

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972)
Laguna Main Beach, c. 1935, Oil on board, Collection of Stephanie Hibbits (2017.01.65). 16″ x18″ $425

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972)
Rip Tide, c. 1930, Oil on artist’s board, Collection of DJ Mathis (2017.01.73).
20″ x 24″ $450

Nellie Gail Moulton (American, 1878-1972)
Santa Anita Racetrack, c. 1940, Oil on artist’s board, Collection of Stephanie Hibbits (2017.01.53). 22″ x 27″ for $475

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From the Archive

Combine, Truck, and Team of Harvesters, circa 1950 (2017.13.183). A combine harvests grain in three steps of reaping, threshing, and winnowing. The Moulton Ranch ran primarily sheep and cattle herds, but also had an agricultural operation. Lewis Moulton had a grain warehouse in El Toro and citrus orchards in San Juan Capistrano.
Nellie Gail with Charlotte Moulton and Louise Moulton in front of new Cadillac dressed up to go to the Ebell Club, circa 1922. You will see this same historic image depicted in the Moulton Ranch Center mural in Laguna Hills.
Congratulations to the Laguna Playhouse for their centennial year! The Moulton Museum is proud to support Nellie’s lasting legacy in the Orange County community. Here she is in 1969 with George Quinn, construction foreman, and Mrs. Ed Nofziger, Player’s Manager. Learn more and see archival materials at
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