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Experience the Pioneer Spirit at John Wayne Airport

by in Press

(SANTA ANA, CA) – The Destination Arts and Culture program at John Wayne Airport highlights local cultural landmarks in Orange County for travelers to learn about and add to their travel itinerary. This spring, JWA has partnered with the Moulton Museum in Laguna Hills to share the pioneer spirit.

Introduction case for the Moulton Museum display

Meet Lewis and Nellie Gail Moulton and take a journey into Orange County history at John Wayne Airport! Working with the JWA Arts Program, Moulton Museum has developed an eleven panel, 792sqft exhibition housed between terminals B and C on the departures level.

Wide view of Moulton Museum display at JWA.

The exhibit highlights the main features of the museum and display several artifacts and artwork from the collection. While the purpose of the display is to invite travelers to come visit the museum in person, it also allows viewers to engage directly with the content via QR codes.

Artist Jeff Sewell painting en plein air

Artist Jeff Sewell and his exhibition Back to the Ranch is especially highlighted, featuring a profound 4’x5’ oil painting created specifically for this showcase. The display will be on view through September 2023.

Featured in the display is the immersive photo-op mural on the exterior of the Museum. Painted by artist Timothy Robert Smith, this stunning ~200ft masterpiece allows visits to ‘step into’ pioneer times during their visit to Multon Museum.

Artist Timonthy Robert Smith visiting the reproduction of his mural

The exhibit is on display pre-security on the upper Departure Level in the walkway Gallery between Terminals B and C.

For more information about the Moulton Museum, please visit To find out more about the John Wayne Airport Arts Program, visit