Muckenthaler Cultural Center - Fullerton
Commissioned for $35,000, the Muckenthaler home was built by Walter and Adella Muckenthaler in 1924 atop a hill in Fullerton. The 18-room villa on 8.5 acres was donated to the city in 1965 by Harold Muckenthaler who wished to see his childhood home used as a cultural center for the public to enjoy. In 1999, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center villa was included on the National Register of Historic Places. In its 48th year, the Muck produces more than 80 performances, gallery exhibits, festivals and special events; and more than 2000 hours of arts education classes at the Muck and in eight outreach sites serving more than 30,000 people every year. We also host more than 75 weddings and corporate events. We won the 2009 Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life award for best non-profit organization in the city, the 2010 Arts Program of the Year award from Arts Orange County, and past reader’s poll awards from OC Parenting for Best Historic Site, OC Register finalist for Best Museum, and Orange Coast Magazine this year for Most Eclectic Venue.