Monday, October 31, 2011

Andy Anaheim is Back!

Could it be that our favorite mascot may be enjoying a comeback at last?  Andy Anaheim seems to be popping up everywhere lately, in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  

In what could be the first ever 3-dimensional version of Andy...

This hand-made plush figure was created by OC crafter Giddy Girlie.  Andy even has an orange in his hand! He's adorable!

Anaheim resident Allison Montanile (and the current AHS Secretary) carved some Halloween cheer for her front porch with this fantastic Andy-O-Lantern!
And this one certainly takes the cake...

Anaheim cake designer Norma Jauregui amazed the neighborhood when she showed up to a recent potluck with this edible delight.

His big letter 'A' was chocolate cake while his head and limbs were meticulously formed from rice krispy treats.  The whole thing was flawlessly covered in fondant, with black licorice for his hair.

As you might imagine,  he was gone in no time.

But, not one to disappear for long, Andy was featured in this weekend's annual Halloween Parade through downtown Anaheim...
Anaheim Halloween Parade, October 29, 2011
(Hey, he looks like the real deal to us!)

So, if YOU spot Andy Anaheim somewhere, be sure to share photos with us by uploading them to our facebook page.  We can't wait to see where he might suddenly pop up next!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Gather all the ghouls and goblins together this evening for a spectacular Anaheim tradition that goes back to 1924!

The Anaheim Halloween Parade will STEP OFF AT 6PM and travel east along BROADWAY (from Manchester to the Center Street Promenade).  Look for the Anaheim Historical Society's AUTOCADE of antique cars and participants from the community dressed in vintage clothing.

Among our special guests this evening will be Anaheim resident Geri Bumpass, who was Disneyland's very first Tour Guide, and previously appeared in the parade back in 1959.

See you there!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Survey History with Us!

Join the Anaheim Historical Society and stand out above the rest!  Simply print the membership form below, fill it out and mail it with your check made payable to the ANAHEIM HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Mail to: Anaheim Historical Society, P.O. Box 927, Anaheim, CA 92815.

For further membership information or assistance, please contact Kandee Beas at 714-397-9182. Thanks!

Friday, October 7, 2011


Starch your dirndls! Get out your lederhosen! It's that time of year again.
Celebrate Anaheim's German roots with an icy mug of Oktoberfest Beer, hand-crafted by the Anaheim Brewery from a hundred-year-old recipe! Polka to the exuberant oom-pah-pah of a 17-piece German brass band! Enjoy traditional German food treats (as well as some amazing vegan delights) ALL while benefiting the Anaheim Historical Society!

The grand event begins at 3PM, Saturday October 8 (that's tomorrow, meine freunde!) in Downtown Anaheim's Center Street Promenade.

See you there!