Thursday, March 15, 2012

Comin' Up Soon: 3 Exciting Events!

"Become Historical" by joining us at one (or all!) of these AHS Happenings!

ANAHEIM ASTOR CLASSICS MUSEUM * Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 1PM to 3PM
Come on an adventure with us to one of Anaheim's best kept secrets! See over 100 classic automobiles, gas pumps, telephones, record players, slot machines, and a jaw-dropping collection of vintage signs. Admission is $15 per person and open to AHS members and non-members alike! Contact Art Beas at (510) 754-1504 or email


NATIONAL TRAIN DAY IN LOS ANGELES * Saturday May 12, 2012 - 11AM to 4PM
Join the AHS on a railroad excursion from Anaheim to LA's Union Station for a tour of historic engines, luxury coaches and modern passenger cars. The train will leave Anaheim at 10:06AM and the return trip is open. Round-trip fares are only $20 for adults, $11 for children under 12. This is a special group rate and we'll need to know in advance who will attend. You must RSVP to Art Beas at (510) 754-1504 or email

The Anaheim Amtrak Station is located at:
2150 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim Stadium Parking Lot, Anaheim, 92806
Get your AHS Train Day Button at the event and show your Anaheim pride.

Don't miss this very rare opportunity to step inside one of Anaheim's original downtown iconic buildings. Enjoy light refreshments and brief presentations inside the beautiful lobby of the Kraemer Building, and learn about our historic Downtown and its current revitalization. Due to capacity, this event is limited to Anaheim Historical Society members only. (Quick, become a member today!)
Contact us at or call us at 714-470-1839 to reserve your spot. Admission is free, to AHS members only.
The Kraemer Building is located at 201 East Center Street in Downtown Anaheim.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Splash of Color

Our old Packing House on Anaheim Blvd. is looking good this week with a fresh paint job.  The orange above the doors is finally orange again, after having been beige for decades.  No one likes beige oranges!

The whole building practically emits healthy rays of Vitamin C at you.  

Meanwhile, across the way at the soon-to-be Umami Burger, trees are coming in...

...and the Anaheim Brewery has a concrete patio at last!
We can't wait to see it all finished!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Come In To Our Parlor!

Make yourself at home, but don't touch anything.

One of the earliest homes constructed in Orange County -- the "Mother Colony House" -- will be open this Saturday morning, March 3, for public viewing. If you've never toured this little gem (built in 1857), here is your chance to step back in time and immerse yourself in Anaheim's agricultural history! Your family will love it too.

The Mother Colony House is located at Founders' Park in Anaheim, where you can also marvel at the gigantic Moreton Bay Fig Tree which influenced the Swiss Family Treehouse in Disneyland -- AND, of course, you'll be able to tour the stunning Victorian home nextdoor, the Wolke-Stoffel house, as well.

Free Founders' Park Home Tours are available from 9AM to 12PM on Saturday.
400 N. West Street, in Anaheim. Hope to meet you there!