​Helena Modjeska House

The Helena Modjeska House, a registered historical landmark, is nestled in Modjeska Canyon on the banks of Santiago Creek.

This program supports the following state standards:

History/Social Science Standard: 3.3.3, 3.5.1., 3.5.2

Third and fourth grade students will have the opportunity to experience life in rural Orange County in 1900. During this half day program students will experience hands-on activities at these areas:

Tour the actress’ house and experience daily life during the turn-of-the-20th century.  An interactive kitchen allows students to use some of the kitchen tools from 1900.  Student will visit the parlor and play some parlor games.


The students engage in common chores that children from the 1900’s would have been expected to do.



Students participate in hands-on activities to learn about tools, machines, and games on a typical ranch. 

Learn the steps of beekeeping from pollination to honey collection.  Honey was a common source of income for those living in the Santa Ana Mountains around 1900.



Explore the garden and learn about irrigation on the property and the plants that were planted by the ranch hands.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch area is available on site.
Parking: Limited parking is available on site
Accessibility: not wheelchair accessible
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