Anaheim Historical Home Tour

The Anaheim Historical Society is hosting its 2011 Historic Home Tour, this Sat. and Sun., May 14 and 15, 10am-4pm. Visit 5 privately owned historic homes, 2 historic commercial businesses, and "a public space not open to the public previously." Guests also receive a free ticket to the Muzeo's "Gold" exhibit. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at Founder's Park, 418 N. West St. in Anaheim. For more information, call Andrea Manes at (714) 815-3885 or visit their website.

This is always a great event and the perfect way to spend a nice spring day.

The photo above shows a 1952 view of the parlor of the Mother Colony House -- one of the homes included on the tour. This house was built in 1857 by George Hansen, who originally surveyed the townsite of Anaheim for the Germans who founded the town. The Mother Colony House was dedicated as a museum on March 14, 1929, making it the oldest museum in Orange County.