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February 2023

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In this February edition of our newsletter, we hope that you enjoy our exciting announcement for our upcoming exhibit Back to the Ranch, our recent blog featuring an interview between Jared Mathis and Impact OC, and a sneak peek into the Moulton love story, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our free Moulton Museum app! Details below.

Jeff Sewell at Nellie’s Gallery

We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibit, Back to the Ranch, featuring local artist Jeff Sewell. Jeff is a native Californian who is an en plein air artist. He will be sharing fifteen works in our gallery. Mark your calendars! This exhibit will be on display in Nellie’s Gallery at Moulton Museum from March 9 – June 29, 2023.

Moulton Museum is proud to celebrate the pioneer spirit with our local community. We couldn’t think of a better way to transport you back in time than to enlist the creative talents of local artist, Jeff Sewell, as he preserves the living history found in Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park.

We are fortunate to work with such creative individuals who have the ability to capture the natural beauty of the land that has comprised Moulton Ranch for all these years. We hope that you enjoy a glimpse into the past of Orange County history by viewing Jeff Sewell’s creations and exploring the park’s many trails.

Meet the Artist

Moulton’s Love Story

Nellie Gail and Lewis Moulton in a formal studio. This portrait was taken circa 1908. Lewis was 54 years old and Nellie Gail was 29 years old when they were married. (2017.02.01)

The Love Story

 Impact OC: How Moulton Museum is Keeping Orange County’s History and Ranching Era Alive

Listen to the Interview

We celebrated our city’s heritage at the 2nd Annual Awards Gala on Friday, January 13, 2023 at The Hills Hotel. The Moulton Award was presented by Moulton Museum’s President, Jared Mathis.

Learn More

Moulton Museum App

Did you know that Moulton Museum has a free app? You can meet El Toro by downloading the app on Apple and Android stores. Just click the links below!

Meet the App Artist

Are you a local educator?

Come visit us on Tuesdays from 11 am-3 pm or on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment to explore 1874: Into the West.At Moulton Museum, we are all about building connections between the past, present, and future. What better way to pass on the pioneer spirit than to share our rich history with the young pioneers of Orange County?

We are now offering field trips for local schools! If you are a local educator interested in scheduling a tour for your students, please email Jennifer Keil, Museum Director, at to learn more.

Schedule a Tour

How You Can Give Back

Let us know if you’d like to become a volunteer. We are actively looking for new docents to help at the museum. We will be having a docent training on Tuesday, February 14th at 10 am led by April James. Please RSVP to attend.

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