New Exhibit Opens Aug 31, 2012 – Cultivating the Past: An Inside Look at Santa Ana’s Towner Manufacturing Company
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 West Harvard Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
- Fridays during Heritage Museum’s Public Hours
- During public events held at the Museum
- By appointment with curator, Kevin Cabrera
Towner Manufacturing Company has a long and rich history in the City of Santa Ana as a producer of specialty farming equipment and implements from 1915 to 1986. We are working to promote and preserve this history in our new exhibit, Cultivating the Past: An Inside Look at Santa Ana’s Towner Manufacturing Company. The exhibit features a variety of materials from Heritage Museum of Orange County’s Towner Manufacturing Collection, including historical photographs, pricing catalogs, and equipment catalogs from the Company. It also includes a book about Towner Manufacturing written by a longtime employee of the company.
In addition to the historical significance of Towner Manufacturing Company to the City of Santa Ana, its story also highlights a key cultural aspect of 20th century Orange County – the predominance of agriculture. Cultivating the Past focuses on how this farming culture inspired Heber Fred Towner to establish his own business, one that left a significant historical mark on the City of Santa Ana and the surrounding area.
Learn more about the history of Towner Manufacturing Company.
To obtain access to the Towner Collection for research purposes, contact
Kevin Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org.