California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archive

The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California, housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The exhibit include images, text, and artifacts, which outline Howser’s career and legacy in California.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and located in the basement level of Leatherby Libraries.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays


View the Video Archives

“A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser” Documentary Screening

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Memorial Hall Auditorium

Show Times: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy encore screenings of the new documentary on the making of California’s Gold, by Chapman University film professor Jeff Swimmer, on Saturday, September 20. Pre-Sale tickets are available online here for $12 each and $10 for each AAA member. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $15 each and $10 for each AAA member. Please note that seating for each screening is limited and showings may sell out.

Purchase tickets here. For assistance with purchasing tickets please contact or 714-744-2176.


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Exhibit Parking

Parking is available for exhibit visitors in the Argyros Forum Lot. All vehicles must display a valid parking permit. Parking permits are available for purchase in the Argyros Forum Lot. Please review our Visitor Information for maps and additional details on visitor parking at Chapman University.

*Campus parking on Saturday, September 20 is $2. A permit is required the day of the documentary screenings and can be purchased with your screening tickets or upon arrival. Additional parking will also be available in the Barrera Structure at Sycamore Avenue and Lemon Street and in the Lastinger Structure located off Walnut Avenue between Glassell Street and Center Street.

Supporting California’s Gold

Huell Howser brought warmth and generosity into this world through his life and work, creating a legacy that will continue to delight and educate generations. To support the legacy of Huell Howser’s life and work, donations can be made to one of these two funds: California’s Gold Scholarship Endowment and California’s Gold Collection Endowment

Plan Your Visit

Contact the California’s Gold Archivist for details on conducting research in the archives and visiting the exhibit.
Angel Diaz
Phone: 714-532-6088