“Isn’t that something?” California’s Gold at John Wayne Airport

Chapman University presents the Huell Howser Archives at John Wayne Airport (JWA) in an exhibit running from now through May 1.

Huell Burnley Howser, born October 18, 1945, in Tennessee, was an American television personality renowned for hosting, producing, and writing California’s Gold and Visiting…with Huell Howser.

Photos courtesy of Chapman University

Huell Howser, 1970

Partnering with the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) in 1991, Howser brought the state’s historical wonders to life through television. With his memorable saying, “That’s amazing!” Howser became synonymous with California history for audiences young and old. His television series Visiting… with Huell Howser aired until his retirement in 2012.

Huell Howser, Fosselman’s Ice Cream & Candy Store

This exhibit features Howser’s adventures through his personal items and the California’s Gold collection. John Wayne Airport gives special thanks to PBS SoCal and the Chapman University Library for their collaboration and support in curating the exhibit.

Huell Howser, Blue Angels

The Huell Howser Archive is celebrating the 10th year in 2024 and is housed in the Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. Learn more about the Chapman collection at the Huell Howser Archives.

The exhibition can be found pre-security on the upper Departure Level in the walkway Gallery between Terminals B and C.

For more information about the John Wayne Airport Arts Program,

visit www.ocair.com/terminal/artexhibits.

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