OCHS Orange County Historical Sociey news featured-20181105

OCHS to hear about the history of Mission Viejo on Thursday, January 12, 2023

At the Orange County Historical Society January meeting, former Mission Viejo Mayor and Mission Viejo Heritage Committee member Robert Breton will share the history of the master-planned community he calls home. 

Brenton will focus on the early rancho days, the formation of the Mission Viejo Company, its purchase of the land from the O’Neill family, the master planning process, the successful completion of the plan, the reasons for the city’s incorporation, and how the city grew to meet the goals that planners and early community leaders called “The California Promise.” 

The presentation will include about two-hundred slides, amusing stories and anecdotes, and a fun pop quiz at the end. “Q & A” will follow. We hope you’ll join us for what should be an interesting and informative evening.

As mayor of Mission Viejo, Breton formed the City’s Heritage Committee and assisted Doris Walker in writing its first history book, Mission Viejo: The Ageless Land, from Prehistory to Present. He also produced a series of oral history interviews with Mission Viejo Co executives, which are available on the Library’s website. 

Breton is currently at work on a new history of Mission Viejo, to be published soon.

Our program will be held Thursday, January 12th, at 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., Orange. (Doors open at 7:00 pm.)

Just a reminder, we are asking non-members for a suggested cash donation of $5 to help us offset the costs of the meeting. Thank you for understanding.

Or consider becoming a member instead – $30 for an individual, $25 for a senior, $45 for a family. Membership comes with all 9 general meetings for free, our monthly newsletter, priority registration/discounts when registering for field trips and history hikes, and other benefits.

If you have not renewed or joined yet, you can do so with cash or check at the meeting. Or you can renew online at www.orangecountyhistory.org. Thank you!

Please let us know of any questions: info@orangecountyhistory.org

This article was released by the Orange County Historical Society.