Welcome to the Orange County Historical Society
The Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) is a non-profit group which collects, preserves and shares the history of Orange County, California for the benefit of its members and the general public. To navigate the OCHS Website, use the menus and links in the top and left panels, or click Site Map. Check back often to find the latest Society news.

Upcoming Events


Docomomo-Socal's "Modernism for the Masses"

January 31, 1:00 p.m.

If you enjoyed this month’s OCHS talk, you may also enjoy this: Docomomo-Socal, a Modernism preservation group, is holding a “Modernism for the Masses” event, featuring a tour, lecture and reception at Richard Neutra’s Drive-In Church and other buildings at the Crystal/Christ Cathedral compound in Garden Grove, Sat., Jan. 31, at 1 pm. The event focuses on Richard Neutra's 1961 Drive-In Church and 1968 Tower of Hope, both recently restored by the Diocese of Orange. The 1980 Cathedral’s current alterations will also be discussed. Tours of all three spaces will run concurrently and guests will enjoy a late afternoon wine and cheese reception with friends in Richard Meier's 2003 Welcoming Center. Speakers include architect, historian, and Neutra expert Barbara Lamprecht, Daniel Paul, and Rob Neal of the Architecture and Renovation Committee for Christ Cathedral. Tickets are $30. For more information see docomomo-socal.org


Past Meetings & Events

List of Past Meetings and Events
from 1919 to 2015


Followup on
Recent OCHS Activities

Calico Trip photos and videos

Blue Light Mine History Hike photos


Orange Countiana I - IX


Jim Sleeper's
Orange County Almanac of Historical Oddities

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OCHS Seeks Home for Our Historical Collections

Contact us if you have any leads on
places we can rent or acquire to store
and work with our historical collections
to make them available to members
and public to view:
officespace @ orangecountyhistory.org