Last Call at HMOC – Friday, August 4th! 7pm to 10pm

The speakeasy will reopen for another evening of “spirited history!”

This popular “adults only” event will feature local Historical Commissioner Tim Rush on
Bootleggers and Secessionists: How Civil War Veterans Shaped Orange County

Click Here for tickets.   For museum member tickets, please contact the museum at 714-540-0404.

Civil War Days – August 5 & 6, 2017, 10:00am-3:30pm Both Days!

The Union and Confederate armies will be in residence again at Heritage Museum of Orange County for a full weekend of Living History. See weapons and artifacts, cannon firing demonstrations, blacksmith demonstrations, meet camp followers and observe daily camp life. Food will be available for purchase.

Admission at the gate:
$5.00 General Admission
$8.00 Two Day Pass
Children 12 and Under are FREE!
Parking is FREE!

Victorian Tea Society presents: “A Witches’ Brew” Tea!


Saturday – October 14, 2017
11am to 1pm

This special child friendly Tea has become an annual “hit” at Heritage Museum of Orange County. Tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets beginning August 14th!

$32 (plus $2.11 service fee per ticket) for Adults
$20 (plus $1.69 service fee per ticket) for Children age 12 & under

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America opening August 19, 2017

New Exhibition!
August 19 – September 30, 2017
From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Museum on Main Street
Stay tuned for exhibit hours and special events.

Calling all volunteers for Wetlands Restoration Days!

1st Saturday of the month at Heritage Museum of Orange County
Our next volunteer day is October 7th!

No equipment required.
This is a collaborative effort with  Trails4All.
For more information contact:
714-540-0404. x-227 Dani Stephan
(This event is subject to cancellation when raining.)

Due to popular demand, Heritage Museum of Orange County will be starting a new 6 week session soon.
Stay tuned for those dates!
This workshop is FREE and OPEN to the public!

First Friday of every month at Heritage Museum of Orange County

No equipment required. For more information contact:
David Pearson at

Last Saturday of every month at Heritage Museum of Orange County

For a Preview List of 2017 Events, click below:


22 Bridal Show
28 Rose Pruning Workshop
29 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
4 Workshop – “How to Practice Community Urban Agriculture”
18 Black History Month Celebration – “History, Culture, and Community”
25 Dad’s University presents: Writing the California Constitution with Dad
26 “Volunteer Naturalist Program” Begins – Intro to OC’s Natural & Cultural History, Watershed Concepts
MARCH 2017
4 JFAD Spring Literacy Event
12 “Volunteer Naturalist Program” Workshop #2 – Plant Communities & Botany at Silverado Canyon
18 Dad’s University Presents: Living Rancho History with Dad
19 “Volunteer Naturalist Program” Workshop #3 – Wildlife at Bolsa Chica Wetlands
26 “Volunteer Naturalist Program” Workshop #4 – Habitat Restoration
APRIL 2017
1 Speakeasy History Series – Last Call at HMOC (rescheduled from February 10th)
2 “Volunteer Naturalist Program” Workshop #5 – Prehistoric & Cultural History
8 3rd Annual HMOC Easter Egg Hunt
9 “Volunteer Naturalist Program” Workshop #6 – Interpretation & Group Management
22 Wild West Steam Fest
29 Victorian Tea Society presents: “Springtime in Paris” Tea
MAY 2017
6 Urban Agriculture Worshop
7 FREE Guided Nature Walk
21 Dad’s University presents: Mother’s Day Western
JUNE 2017
15 Daniel Michael Lynem Lecture
JULY 2017
16 3rd Annual “From Dinosaurs to People”
4 Last Call at HMOC!-“Bootleggers and Secessionists: How Civil War Veterans Shaped Orange County”
5 Civil War Days
6 Civil War Days
12 Master Gardeners presents: Tomato Tasting
13 “Dapper Dog Social”
18 Smithsonian presents: Hometown Teams! Exhibit Opens/Grand Opening Celebration
9 Smithsonian presents: Hometown Teams! All Day Event- details to follow
16 Inner Coastal and Watershed Cleanup Day
30 Smithsonian presents: Hometown Teams! Last day of exhibit
14 Victorian Tea Society presents: “Witches’ Brew” Tea
27 Dia de Los Muertos Workshops
TBD Ghost Gathering
20 Stargazing with the OC Astronomers
2 Victorian Tea Society presents: “Holly Berry” Tea
3 Miniondas Posadas