Monday, December 10, 2012

AHS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Thursday, December 13, 2012

 Celebrate the season with neighbors and friends at the annual AHS Members' Holiday Open House!

This year's event takes place at the historic 1897 Kate & Ella Rea House, all decked out for Christmas.  Enjoy festive refreshments and cheery beverages in one of Anaheim's rare surviving Queen Anne Victorian homes, nestled in the Anaheim Colony Historic District.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM
The Kate and Ella Rea House
129 W. Stueckle Avenue
in the Anaheim Colony Historic District


Monday, July 9, 2012

Charles Phoenix's ANAHEIMLAND! September 9, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3PM
Loara Elementary School Auditorium
1601 W. Broadway, Anaheim, California

Tickets are $25 and available for purchase HERE!

The Anaheim Historical Society will present a live comedy retro slide show performance by pop-culture humorist Charles Phoenix, celebrating Disneyland in the 1950s and '60s, and the legends, landmarks and lore of the city that surrounds it.  Live music, special guests, and surprises.  If you love Anaheim, you will not want to miss this!

Friday, June 1, 2012

AHS Annual Banquet - June 14, 2012

Anaheim Historical Society Annual Banquet - Thursday, June 14, 2012 

Hey Everybody! Our ANNUAL BANQUET & MEETING is June 14, 2012.

The evening begins with a tour of the newly renovated Packing House at 5:30PM, followed by our meeting at 6:30PM in front of the GOOD FOOD HALL at Center St. Promenade. (The business portion of the meeting, and voting for new board members, is open to all Members, whether you plan to have dinner or not. AHS Members do not have to pay for, or attend, the dinner to attend the meeting and vote for the new board.)

Dinner provided by The Gypsy Den and K&A Downtown Cafe will be served indoors at 7:00PM.  Dinner tickets are $30 and must be ordered in advance (see below).

This year, Chris Bennett from the LAB will give us an inside look at the Packing House District and Downtown projects. Jim Wilson from Thirtieth Street Architects will speak on the history and restoration of the Packing House, and AHS Founder Diann Marsh will talk about the Anaheim that once was.

5:30 pm
Packing House Tour
444 South Anaheim Blvd.
If you would like to tour the inside of the Packing House and learn about all the exciting new things going on there, meet at the Packing House at 5:30 pm (sharp!)

6:30 pm
Welcome Reception and AHS Meeting at the GOOD FOOD Hall
201 West Center Street

7:00 pm
AHS Annual Banquet Dinner inside the GOOD FOOD HALL
207 West Center Street

To purchase banquet tickets ($30 each), or for further information, please contact us at 
714-397-9182 or email

Monday, April 23, 2012

An Evening At the Kraemer Building - April 26, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012  -  7PM to 9PM

Don't miss this very rare opportunity to step inside one of Anaheim's original downtown iconic buildings. Enjoy light refreshments and brief presentations inside the beautiful lobby of the Kraemer Building, and learn about our historic Downtown and its current revitalization. Due to capacity, this event is limited to Anaheim Historical Society members only. (Quick, become a member today!)

Contact us at greg@anaheimbrew (dot) com to reserve your spot. Admission is free, to AHS members only.

The Kraemer Building is located at 201 East Center Street in Downtown Anaheim.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Comin' Up Soon: 2 Exciting Events!

"Become Historical" by joining us at one (or both!) of these AHS Events!

ANAHEIM ASTOR CLASSICS MUSEUM * Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 1PM to 3PM

Come on an adventure with us to one of Anaheim's best kept secrets! See over 100 classic automobiles, gas pumps, telephones, record players, slot machines, and a jaw-dropping collection of vintage signs. Admission is $15 per person and open to AHS members and non-members alike! Contact Art Beas at (510) 754-1504 or email

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY IN LOS ANGELES * Saturday May 12, 2012 - 11AM to 4PM

Join the AHS on an railroad excursion from Anaheim to LA's Union Station for a tour of historic engines, luxury coaches and modern passenger cars. The train will leave Anaheim at 10:06AM and the return trip is open. Round-trip fares are only $20 for adults, $11 for children under 12. This is a special group rate and we'll need to know in advance who will attend. You must RSVP to Art Beas at (510) 754-1504 or email

The Anaheim Amtrak Station is located at:

2150 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim Stadium Parking Lot, Anaheim, 92806

Saturday, February 4, 2012

ART CRAWL EXPERIENCE Saturday, February 11, 2012

 Anaheim Art Crawl Experience 
Center Street Promenade. Downtown Anaheim 

February 11, 2012, 6PM to 10PM 

Art, Crafts, Live Music, Food and a chance to preview some of the improvements being made to Center Street.  Stop by for a glass of wine or famous Anaheim Beer in the beer garden at the Good Food Hall, hosted by the Anaheim Historical Society-- and, while you're there, you can join the AHS!

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