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August 2022

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In this edition of our newsletter, we are announcing our grand opening on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 11am-3pm at the Moulton Ranch Center. Join us at our community celebration! We will have a blacksmith and yarn spinning/looming weaving demonstrations. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to meet and take photos with El Toro, our mascot. Complete our passport program for a prize. RSVP today to attend!

Lewis Moulton was connected to his family in Boston throughout his business enterprise. You will learn about the Fenno Family in 1874: Into the West.

Happy National Photography Day!

This will be celebrated on August 19th, 2022.

California Cowboys were part of the Amestoy/Daguerre Family Albums (2021.04) Courtesy of Jill A. Tipton and Autry Museum of the West. Look for this photo with our historic artifacts in our forthcoming exhibit.

National Pony Express Day will be celebrated on Sunday, August 28.

The first Pony Express mail left from St. Joseph, Missouri and went to Sacramento, California on April 3, 1860.

Moulton Museum Founding Partner

Moulton Niguel Water District

Moulton Niguel Water District was established in 1960 by several members of the family. Glenn Mathis along with Louise and Ivar Hanson were founding board members. We are excited to collaborate with MNWD with our opening.

Jared Mathis, CEO of Moulton Company, shared in this film that “they knew that water was gold.”

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

Jennifer Keil and Cindy Keil, the Moulton Museum Directors, are excited about our summer docent training. Become a volunteer as a docent, classroom educator, researcher, event ambassador, or request to join our advisory board. Please fill out our form at: Thank you!

Please consider a charitable donation to our 501c3 that is tax-deductable. We have some amazing programs that you can direct your funds towards. Become a member today!

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