Heritage Museum of Orange County…

Is a cultural and natural history center in Southern California.  The centerpiece of the museum, which covers nearly 12 acres in all, is a historic plaza featuring several buildings from the 1890s set amid extensive floral gardens and citrus groves. Among the buildings is the Kellogg House familiar to teachers and students throughout Orange County as a favorite field trip destination for over 30 years.

Additional features found at HMOC include our Gospel Swamp Farm and Gospel Swamp Natural Area. The farm project is maintained by local high school and college volunteers. We’re currently installing a “Borrowing Barn” for tool lending and we utilize produce from the farm for our children’s educational programs and other museum events. Previously on site there was a fully operational blacksmith shop that was headquarters for the Orange County Blacksmith Guild and guild members held regular blacksmith classes. Unfortunately, the shop burned down in the wee hours of July 4, 2019 and it is now necessary to rebuild the shop. While there is no definitive schedule for a rebuild of the Blacksmith shop, we hope to have it up and running again as soon as possible.

The latest major campaign for the museum is to restore the John A. Maag Farmhouse. The home, built in 1899, features three stories in 5,600 square feet of interior living space and is planned for the housing of museum archives, offices and exhibitions. Two original outbuildings of the Maag Farmhouse currently house offices, meeting space and our gift shop.

Our Staff

Jamie S. Hiber

Executive Director

Jessica Bell

Director of History & Culture

Kimberly Dennin

Administrative Assistant to Director of History & Culture

Daniel Cooper

Director of Community Engagement

Betzaira Ruiz

Administrative Assistant to Director of Community Engagement

Mariella Abarea

Interim Weddings & Events Coordinator

Moises Plascencia

Gospel Swamp Farm Manager

Eli Aguilar

Digital Content Strategist

Our Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Dr. Amanda VanDenburgh, Ph.D.

VICE PRESIDENT

Ramon R. Munoz

SECRETARY

Mark Anthony Reynoso Paredes

TREASURER

Juan Cachua

 

 

Directors at Large

 

Gloria Alvarado

 

Manuel Chavez

 

Carlos Muniz

 

Caroline Smith

Ismael Soto

3101 W. Harvard St.

Santa Ana, CA 92704

PH. 714.540.0404

info@heritagemuseumoc.org

3101 W. Harvard St. Santa Ana, CA 92704

PH. 714.540.0404

info@heritagemuseumoc.org

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