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Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Website 1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833, United States +1 714-738-6595

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s mission is to celebrate the human spirit through the arts. Adella and Walter Muckenthaler built this 18-room mansion in 1925 atop a Fullerton hill, and it served as the family home and the center of the nut and citrus farming business for over four decades.

Walter and Adella’s son, Harold, donated the mansion and the 8.5 acres of surroundings to the city with the provision that the mansion was to be used to provide experiences that stimulated imagination and creativity to the public while conserving the architecture and heritage of the estate. And in 1999, the National Registry of Historic places gave the designation to the Muckenthaler. 

Today, Fullerton maintains ownership of this building. It is operated by the Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation and its Board of Directors. The City of Fullerton and this cultural center enjoy a powerful spirit of cooperation in the best interest of mutual constituents.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center hosts around 100 events annually. These include concerts in the great outdoor amphitheater and the indoor cabaret space. That has free cultural Festivals, lecture series, Art gallery exhibits, and occasional film events.

This cultural center is also a premier wedding venue among the locals, and they offer Colette’s Catering and exclusive on-site wedding caterers and planners.

The educational department of Muckenthaler continues to grow in both preaching and performance. In the past years, the cultural center has expanded its summer camp from one day to five (including one for Autism spectrum kids). Muckenthaler has built a world-class recording studio and strengthened it as one of the finers ceramics facilities in California. Muckenthaler’s classes serve more than 40,000 people each year. Some of the courses available are on-site, but many are in facilities for domestic violence victims, homeless shelters, schools, libraries, and prisons in Southern California.


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