Vintage citrus crate labels will provide the colorful backdrop when the Fullerton Museum Center hosts a “Citrus Family Day” Sunday, March 25.
The event, which will offer a fun day of activities for the entire family, will be held on the closing day of the museum’s popular exhibit, “Citrus: California’s Golden Dream.”
The exhibit traces the history of crate labels from their rise in the 1880s until their demise in the 1950s, when packing houses switched from wood crates to corrugated cardboard boxes.
Produced by the Museum Center staff, the exhibit features an array of fruit labels, historical books, maps, postcards, farm machinery, packing crates and other citrus industry memorabilia.
“Citrus Family Day” will be held from noon-4 p.m., and will include tours of the exhibit, orange-themed arts and crafts, and a scavenger hunt for prizes throughout the museum gallery.
“Citrus Family Day” is free with regular admission to the museum.
Museum admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students with student identification and senior citizens 65 and older, $1 for children 6 to 12, and free to children under 5 and to members of the Fullerton Museum Center.
The award-winning Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 N. Pomona Ave., one block east of Harbor Boulevard, in downtown Fullerton.
Further information about “Citrus Family Day” may be obtained by calling the museum’s Education Office at (714) 738-3136.
Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in the Family Day events or view the exhibit are asked to notify the museum staff prior to coming to the Fullerton Museum Center.