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Four Young Maids Tour the Historic Newland House

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: August 21, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH...It was four little maids with their mothers on Saturday,August 19th that enjoyed touring the Newland House Museum,the city's oldest building built on site in 1898.

The girls who attend Cox and Oka Elementary Schools in Fountain Valley School District, but live in Huntington Beach.


The girls were particularly interested in the older Newland girls room upstairs with its collection of dolls and clothing.

The girls also had an opportunity of listening to a 1916 recording of Irish Eyes are Smiling sung by the popular 20th Century Irish singer John MacCormack played on a 1924 Victor phonograph.

Many smartphone photos were taken in each of the rooms by the girls as they leaned the history of the house and the family that lived there. Several questions were asked of the docent by the young ladies before the tour ended.

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