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Moulton Museum | June 2021

Moulton Museum | June 2021

Happy Father’s Day! We reflect on the lasting legacies of the families that helped established Orange County. Lewis Moulton instilled the ranching spirit within each of his daughters, Charlotte & Louise. Lewis Moulton holding baby Charlotte while standing outside their ranch house, 1910 (2017.05.18) Lewis Fenno Moulton, circa 1920 (2018.30.07) “Daddy, of course, had cars in […]

Acjachemen presentation by Kathleen Adelia Sandoval

Notes taken by Dean Dixon regarding Acjachemen presentation by Kathleen Adelia Sandoval Adelia Sandoval is the Spiritual Overseer (Púul) and Cultural Director for the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians / Acjachemen Nation. Adelia shares her Acjachemen Culture through art, writing, storytelling and singing. She is a Ceremonial Leader, Song Keeper, Wisdom Holder, Tribal teacher and […]

Moulton Museum | May 2021

Moulton Museum | May 2021

Happy National Preservation Month! We are excited to announce the opening of Aliso Viejo Ranch! This project has been in development for over a decade. The rehabilitated historic barn, sheds, new barn, and foreman’s house are dedicated for community use. The 7.7 acre site provides educational resources and showcase the last portion L.F. Moulton & Co. […]

Moulton Museum | April 2021

Moulton Museum | April 2021

Spring Greetings! During this season, annual roundups are typically held. The family took this photo in 2020 at the Maxwell Ranch. Brandings are weather dependent, particularly the rain season. Moulton Ranch cattle had an “LM” insignia for Lewis Moulton. This brand was registered to the California Brand Book and inherited by Louise Moulton. It is still used to this day by […]

Moulton Museum | March 2021

Moulton Museum | March 2021

Happy Women’s History Month! We celebrate the lasting legacies of pioneer women. Five women, including Nellie Gail Moulton who was a teacher and principal in the Seattle area in Washington. Nellie is second to the left with fellow teachers circa 1900. (2018.39.29) The backside is labeled “E. C. COLLIER PHOTOGRAPHER. WENATCHEE, WASH.” Read Nellie’s Biography Exhibition | City of […]

Moulton Museum | February 2021

Moulton Museum | February 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day It’s a season of love as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. When Lewis met Nellie, he asked her father John Gail, the El Toro Postmaster, if he could court his daughter. This 20th century dating practice was when another person would join the date. Victorian virtues were maintained with courting as a family would help […]