The history of this region has been systematically preserved for over 100 years by the Moulton family. What was once stored in households and barns has been digitized. Records can now be accessed with Omeka, our content management system.
We offer en plein air classes taught by Laguna Beach artists.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso
Boy & Girl Scout Programs (Fall 2020)
We assist the community with badge requirement programs. Contact us to schedule your troop.
City of Aliso Viejo
The Aliso Viejo Ranch interpretive plan was developed by the museum team.
Classroom Tours (Summer 2020)
Bring your 4th Grade classroom to our museum for a local history guided-tour. Your students will learn about pioneers, sheep and cattle herding, commercial and tenant farming, and the development of modern cities such as Rancho Niguel.
Docent Tours (Fall 2020)
Take a tour of the Moulton Museum with a docent. Our program is offered on the third Friday of the month.
Our collections have been featured in community celebrations like the Aliso Viejo Founder’s Day Fair, Moulton Elementary,
Laguna College for Art + Design
We are creating innovative, virtual experiences with the college. Our goal is to design augmented VR of the Moulton Ranch that show the progress from sheep to cattle industry. Since many of the physical building and natural environments survived into the 21st Century, this space will allow guests to see the past. The Orange County vista of rolling hills will be once be shown again in this virtual space.
We are collaborating with the board for the 100th anniversary which will take place in 2020. The Moulton Theatre had its 50th anniversary celebration in 2018. View the film here: https://youtu.be/VoZTyo1iIGE.
The Moulton Family Foundation financially supports the writing program.
We supply historical materials to the county for their community sites.
Oral History Project
We facilitate long-format video interviews with those who recall Orange County’s early years. We partner with the OC Public Libraries on the OC Stories series. We offers these videos in VR format on-site via Samsung Oculus and Google Cardboard.