"Show & Tell" at Orange County Historical Society

See what that guy's holding? It's called a "peat shoe." They were used to keep horses from sinking into the wet, marshy ground in areas like Westminster and parts of Huntington Beach. At least a few peat shoes still survive today, and they're what you'd call genuine Orange County historical artifacts.

Want to see more cool artifacts? Want to share some artifacts from your own garage or attic? Come be part of "Show & Tell Night" at the Orange County Historical Society, Thurs., Jan. 12, 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. Whether it's great-grandpa’s branding iron, a La Vida Soda bottle, a small piece of an important building, or a rare old photo, odds are you own at least one object that tells a story about Orange County's past. Come share it with others! Presenters will be called in the order they sign in on our roster at the door.  The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.

I already know what I'm bringing, and it's pretty mind-boggling -- at least to my easily-boggled mind. And no, it's not something I have posted or will post on this blog. You'll just have to come see it for yourself.