Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Hi Honey, who is the dwarf?
After a brief “siesta” at the La Habra library, a quick gaze to my right called my attention to a dwarf sized cutout of Henry E. Huntington hanging out with a peculiar Ostrich (see photos). Then to the right of Henry and said Ostrich, I found a charming flight of red brick stairs leading up to the door of the La Habra Historical Museum.
Many would crow "its small, hidden or low tech" yet those words where none I would use. The La Habra Historical Museum is elegant and reminiscent of charming historic Museums found in Boston, MA. Kris Dodson---of the La Habra Historical Society---narrated history (see mural) from Don Gaspar de Portola to present day. Ask Kris or the docent on duty about the “strange” mystery of the Ostrich farm----spooky! “Using 3 Big Ostrich feathers” is part of a discussion Kris communicates perfectly.
Classic movie-theater upholstered in red is located on the south side of museum and offered viewings of 120 years of history in action. Antiques (switchboard, spinning wheel and penny farthing cycle) are found on the north side. Wistfully we did not find Rumpelstiltskin loitering by the spinning wheel---had an interview question for him, rats! Energetic and informative tour by lovely Kris. and Admission is FREE! LHHM is on my go back and illuminate via video list. Go, go, go!