Monday, October 27, 2014

Historic Wintersburg at Smithsonian's Journey Stories, Heritage Museum of Orange County

TAIKO! Jodaiko, the taiko drum group from University of California-Irvine, provided an amazing performance at the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, Journey Stories, at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana, California. (Photo, October 25, 2014) © All rights reserved.

   If you didn't go to Journey Stories, the traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, for the "Incoming Cultures" day on October 25, then you missed out on living history!  A big thank you to the Heritage Museum of Orange County for including Historic Wintersburg in this exhibit!  We look forward to future events together, as we tell the story of Orange County.  Here are a few images of our day at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.

TELLING OUR STORY: Under the gazebo in the Rose Garden, part of Historic Wintersburg's traveling display, telling the "journey story" of California's Japanese pioneers.  The display was constructed of vintage windows as part of the preservation message to save, re-purpose and re-use.  It is painted the same colors as the historic 1912 Furuta bungalow at Historic Wintersburg, iron oxide red and sharp white trim. © All rights reserved.

CREATING OUR DISPLAY: We're already working on additions for the next exhibit!  Join us for the holidays in Huntington Beach, 100 years ago in 1914, for some special exhibits and surprises.  Mark your calendar for Friday, December 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, 19820 Beach Boulevard.  More details coming! (Photo, October 25, 2014) © All rights reserved.

AN ACJACHEMEN BLESSING: A member of California's Acjachemen Nation opened the day with a blessing, sung from the porch of the historic Maag House.  Visitors were welcomed to the Acjachemen homeland with a message of humanity.  The Acjachemen are descendants of native Californians who lived in Orange County 8,000 to 9,000 years ago. (Photo, October 25, 2014) © All rights reserved.

BULLFIGHT: The Yesteryears Dancers perform an historic californio dance from California's Rancho Era, mimicking the bullfight.  The men hold the red cape of the toreador, while the ladies dance as a bull, capturing a cape when they can! (Photo, October 25, 2014) © All rights reserved.

Historic Wintersburg preservation task force member, Dennis Masuda, waves a peaceful hello to all the friends and supporters of Historic Wintersburg.  Dennis reminds everyone to donate today to the Indiegogo campaign and help us save one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places! You make the difference saving American history for future generations. (Photo, October 25, 2014) © All rights reserved.

   One hundred years from now, what will be remembered of the pioneers of California if no one saves this history?   Who will tell their journey stories if no one steps forward to save history?

   Historic Wintersburg is still in the midst of our crowdfunding campaign with Indiegogo (ends November 30, 2014).   It's easy to donate and every donation---large and small---makes a difference!  

   Go to WATCH the VIDEOS, READ THE GOALS for our campaign, and HELP US with a critical milestone effort to provide a technical plan for PRESERVATION!

Go to

© All rights reserved.  No part of the Historic Wintersburg blog may be reproduced or duplicated without prior written permission from the author and publisher, M. Adams Urashima

No comments:

Post a Comment

The Historic Wintersburg blog focuses on an overlooked history in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, in the interest of saving a historic property from demolition. The author and publisher reserves the right not to publish comments. Please no promotional or political commentary. Zero tolerance for hate rhetoric. Comments with embedded commercial / advertising links or promoting other projects, books, or publications may not be published. If you have an interesting anecdote, question or comment about one of our features, it will be published.