Moulton Museum Welcome from Jared Mathis
Moulton Museum has an array of programs for the community. We look forward to having you as our guest.
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 plan to offer art classes taught by Laguna Beach artists and LCAD students. Enroll in these one-of-a-kind experiences at our facility in Laguna Hills where we feature larger than life murals on our buildings.
Aliso Viejo Ranch
Visit the 7.7 acres with historic buildings from Moulton Ranch. View our QR code virtual exhibit. The exhibits with an interpretive plan were developed by the museum team. Join us each year for our annual Bunkhouse BBQ with the California Rangeland Trust.
Classroom Tours (2022)
Bring your classrooms to our museum for a local history guided-tour. Students will learn about pioneers, sheep and cattle herding, commercial and tenant farming, and the development of modern cities from the Spanish and Mexican land grant Rancho Niguel.
Docent Tours (2022)
Take a guided tour of the Moulton Museum. We are partnered with the Orange County Docent League and have a dynamic team of docents. Our program is offered on request, so please reach out to us.
Our collections have been featured in community sites like the Laguna Hills Civic Center, Aliso Viejo Ranch, Moulton Elementary, Casa Romantica, LCAD, and Laguna Woods History Center. We are planning on showcasing the collection at Soka University in 2022.
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 collaborate with the board of directors for their annual program and support special projects such as their centennial celebration. Visit the Moulton Theatre where this stage has been celebrate more than fifty years of design by William L. Pereira.
We commissioned the first mural in Laguna Hills at the Moulton Ranch Center. Visit the Moulton mural created by Timothy Smith, LCAD instructor, to take a selfie and tag our social media account @moultonmuseum.
The Moulton family commissioned the Moulton Elementary Mural. Moulton Company financially supports the writing program. We are developing lesson plans and collaborating on ongoing curriculum.
Oral History Project
We facilitate long-format video interviews with those who recall Orange County’s early years. We have partnered with the OC Public Libraries on the OC Stories series. Recommend any prospective narrators to the museum team for an interview.