The Founding of Santa Ana 1869!


The 3rd Floor Exhibit Hall Display will feature photographs and information about the founding of Santa Ana 150 years ago.   

William H. Spurgeon and a partner named Ward Bradford bought 74 acres from Jacob Ross, and Spurgeon used his half to found a new town he called Santa Ana in 1869.

Before that year was out he had opened a store, petitioned for a post office, and convinced the stage company to run their stagecoaches through his new town.  

Luke Heine won the 2019 Essay Scholarship!



On Wednesday, May 15th, the OCMS Board awarded Luke Heine the Essay Scholarship grant!  Pictured above are his parents, Phil and Barb Heine, with Luke in the middle.

A total of $800.00 was awarded to 8 students attending the Orange County School of the Arts. Four students from the painting class and 4 students from the drawing class were recognized at the luncheon!



Parking is available in Lot P 8, located between Santa Ana Blvd. and 5th Street.  The official address is 405 W 5th Street.