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 includes 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

We will be closing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th.
We are also closed on November 26th and 27th.

View the Video Archives

Exhibit Parking

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

Plan Your Visit

Contact the Archives for details on conducting research in the archives, or if you have questions on visiting the exhibit.

Phone: 714-532-6088

Purchase “A Golden State of Mind” DVD

The documentary, A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser, is now available for purchase online through the Chapman University bookstore. Each DVD is $18. To buy:

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