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April 3 – Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society Spring Open House

April 1, 2010

Santa Ana HistoryPlease join the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society for a special spring Open House and book signing at the Dr Willella Howe-Waffle House on Saturday, April 3 from Noon to 4pm.

Included with your tour of this 1889 Victorian gem is a display of vintage Easter cards and eggs, delicious tea and Easter sweets, and a Victorian Easter themed bookmark to take home.

Local Orange County authors including Rob Richardson, Phil Brigandi, Chip Martin, Christine Salts, Michael Barry, Roberta Reed and Alison Young will be on hand to sign their works, ranging from books on local history to an exciting suspense novel.

And while you tour the House and browse through books, kids can join an Easter egg hunt in our beautiful garden at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00!

Old Santa Ana City Hall.  Photo by Phil Bacerra.Beginning at 2pm, you can also take an information-filled tour of historic downtown Santa Ana and learn more about our wonderful city.  For only $8, docents will lead small groups on a tour of the exteriors of many of Santa Ana’s most interesting historic buildings, including the Old Orange County Courthouse, the Masonic Temple Building, old City Hall, the Spurgeon Building, and the Santora Building.  These tours are perfect before strolling through the arts galleries in the Downtown Artist Village on “First Saturdays“.

Historic Waffle House in Downtown Santa AnaThe Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House is located at 120 Civic Center Drive West (Corner of Sycamore and Civic Center Drive West) in Downtown Santa Ana.  You can get there by OCTA Routes 53 and 83.

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