Here's a list of websites of interest to Washington Square Residents

The City of Santa Ana web site informs residents of all the exciting things happening in the city! Visit the site often, as it has been recently updated.

 

Who to call in Santa Ana to get things done.

 

Local Businesses Support our Neighbors

 


Our fellow Santa Ana neighborhood association's websites

The Heritage Museum of Orange County is a 12 acre historic site off of Fairview, near Edinger. Visit this nature conservancy with historic structures, a wonderful place for events and weddings.

 

The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society is a great resource for historical information about Santa Ana. This site is sponsored by the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, which is proudly celebrating their 37th anniversary in 2011! They maintain the Howe-Waffle house downtown which is a great place for events and hold walking tours of downtown several times a year. In the Fall, their Cemetery Tour is a historical reenactment not to be missed.

A Place for Art Santa Ana's Artist Village at Broadway and Third Streets

 

Bowers Museum The largest museum in Orange County is right around the corner. Free admission to permanent exhibits on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month with proof of Santa Ana residency.

Discovery Science Center is a great place to visit with the family. Your creativity will be sparked as soon as you enter this great structure on Main Street.

 

Orange County High School for the Arts

 

The Orange County Public Library

Santa Ana residents are eligible for a library card in the OCPL system. Orange County has a committment to libraries and technology and is expanding and modernizing them where the City of Santa Ana seemingly could care less. Close to us in the City of Tustin is a brand new (as of July 2009) beautiful library at 345 East Main Street. The phone number is 714-544-7725. Hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday - Noon to 5:00 There are many online services and activities including the ablility to download thousands of popular audiobooks for free. You can even apply for a free library card online.

 

The Santa Ana Public Library is within walking distance from our homes with a searchable catalog on their website. A rich collection of Santa Ana, Orange County, and California history is housed in the History Room. Visitors can consult a variety of books, city and county maps dating back to the 1800s, and early photographs of people, places and things.  They have a searchable collection of historic photos online.

The library participates in the Live247 project and you can get your questions answered by a librarian somewhere in the world at any time of the day or night for free!

For as large a city as Santa Ana is though they have a underfunded and small library system. Let your city councilpersons know that our library needs their help to stay relavant in the 21st century.

 

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