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Experience Muckenthaler: A New Social Cultural Experience

Updated on April 9, 2011

The Muckenthaler House

The Muckenthaler Mansion also a Cultural Center in Fullerton, California.
The Muckenthaler Mansion also a Cultural Center in Fullerton, California. | Source

A Place for Everyone!

I recently saw a booklet that featured a really interesting place in Fullerton, California. It is a great place full of many cultural events from music, theater, dance performances, Jazz Festivals, Art Galleries, Poetry events, Classes for just about any age from young to old. This place is certainly to want you to keep on coming.

Muckenthaler House History

The Muckenthaler House was commissioned for $35,000, The Muckenthaler House was built by Walter and Adella Muckenthaler in 1924 way on top a hill in Fullerton, California. The 18-room villa on 8.5 acres was donated to the city in 1965 by Harold Muckenthaler who in his life wished to see in the future his childhood home used as The Muckenthaler Cultural Center villa received designation by the National Register of Historic Places.

In its 46th year, "The Muck" its nickname for short produces more than 100 events full of performances, amazing gallery exhibits and classes every year that is open to anyone living in Fullerton or just simply visiting California, this is the top place to go visit when coming to California. The Muckenthaler serves more than 25,000 people. They also host more than 75 weddings and corporate events. So if you and your loved one haven't married than this is one of the best places to go for when your planning your wedding.

In 2008, they won the Best Historic Site and Best Cultural Center awards from OC Parenting magazine. In 2009, they also won the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce "Quality  of Life" award for best non-profit organization in the city of Fullerton. In 2010, they received the award for arts program of the year from arts of the year from Arts Orange County. 

So visiting Muckenthaler place is a great way to experience cultural life with your family and friends. Its a fun, positive, safe kid-friendly place. You can also learn about the houses history in this special event held at The Muck house Sponsored by Arcadia Publishing. That starts October 6- December 31, a $5 dollar donation is suggested. In this event you will celebrate the launch of their new book, exclusively dedicated to the history of the Muckenthaler family and their amazing home through historic photographs, most never before seen or published. So its worth the going and seeing for yourself what the splendor is that everyone's talking about.  

Some Muckenthaler House Events worth Going to Experience

You can possibly go experience all of these wonderful events that this place has to offer but these are some of the events worth seeing:

  1. The Muckenthaler Legacy: A Fullerton Family History and a Home for the Arts.
  2. Fukui Sister City Exhibit Sponsored by Fullerton Sister City Association this event is happening from April 7 through June 27, a $5 donation is suggested. This is their annual Sister City celebration that will feature illustrations by artists from the cities of Fukui, Japan, and Fullerton. More than 50 works of art explore the art of advertising and illustration from perspective of two continents and cultures.
  3. American Nostalgia: Contemporary Artists and Illustrators Reinterpret the Traditional Themes of Norman Rockwell. This event will run from July 7 through September 25, a $5 donation is suggested as well for this event. More than thirty years after his death, iconic American artist Norman Rockwell's art is still popular. This invitational group exhibition  examines the enduring themes represented in the unique art of Norman Rockwell-patriotism, family and the American ideal-through the works of 40 contemporary artists and illustrators. 
  4. John York of The Byrds is performing on Thursday September 8 at 7:30 pm. $10 non-members, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for members. John York from the legendary 60's band, The Byrds, will be performing classic songs from the 60's, along with some of his own original songs. Accompanying York will be acclaimed poets in the 60's theme. 
  5. In celebration of the Cinco de Mayo on May 5 The Muck will host a Ballet Folklorico Cinco De Mayo Concert on Thursday May 5 at 7:30 pm, the admission will be $10 to see this amazing performance full of mesmerizing and rich with musical pieces reflecting various regions and folk music genres of Mexico. An exclusive performance will be held at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center. 

These are just some of the many events that will be held at the Muckenthaler House in Fullerton, California. So if the next time your planning a wedding, a special family getaway or just want to experience new places and see new sights then The Muckenthaler House is the right place to go. You can call them at (714) 738- 6595 for more information about their membership information and about their special events held each year. You can also visit The Muckenthaler House at 1201 West Malvern Avenue Fullerton, California 92833. Their office hours are: Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. They also have a gift shop that is open on Wednesday's to Sunday's from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Their Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 pm their additional Thursday hours are from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. It is recommended that you please call for closed dates. All events will happen rain or shine. The rain hours are from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.  


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    • daydreamer13 profile image


      7 years ago

      Very interesting!

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ..anyone who supports the arts like you so obviously do a friend of mine and will receive my respect and support - I am a Canadian who lives on the north shore of Lake Erie and I love music of all kinds, ballet, art, cinema, and of course loud rock and roll so loud that my neighbors (in your country) across the lake (Erie,Pennsylvania) can hear me - roughly 40 miles - lol - so welcome to Hubland and I will look forward to reading more from you ....godspeed and keep supporting the arts!!!


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