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 […]
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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 […]
Greetings from Moulton Ranch! We look forward to seeing you in 2021. We will be opening new exhibits and sharing the history of Orange County’s pioneers. We hope that you will be able to join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Aliso Viejo and the 30th anniversary of Laguna Hills. These cities were […]
Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy the holiday season. We are reflecting on the entire year which began with the commissioning of the Moulton Ranch Center mural, a Moulton roundup in Maxwell, CA and the Nellie Gail Moulton exhibit closing in San Clemente, CA. Thank you all for your ongoing support. We look forward to […]
Happy Thanksgiving! “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” -Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving, October 3, 1893 Lincoln & Moulton History J. Tilden Moulton (1808-1881), a Boston lawyer and Lewis’ father, was a personal friend of President Lincoln. Moulton was “Master in Chancery and was […]
Happy Fall Equinox! With the official start of fall, we hope these historical images from past harvests inspire your own local celebrations. Take a look at this image of Nellie Gail in costume, circa 1892. Nellie wore a theater type costume with a crown, fan, and Japanese kimono. (2019.11.01.04) As you can imagine, Nellie has a love for […]
Lewie and Charlotte Moulton Mathis, circa 1955 Julian Moulton Collection (2018.46) Labor Day Labor Day marks the unofficial last days of summer. We are starting to transition into the fall months and harvest season. We recognize the incredible contributions of the agricultural and ranching community to sustain society. This farm-to-table model has been the tradition […]