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 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

**On Thursday, March 24, the exhibit will close at 3 p.m. and will remain closed on Friday, March 25. The exhibit will re-open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26.**

View the Video Archives

Exhibit Parking

The Argyros Forum visitor lot is permanently closed. Weekend visitors may park in the Lastinger Parking Structure located on Walnut Avenue. Weekday visitors have the following options:

  • Cypress Lot (400 N. Cypress)
  • Knott Studios Lot (283 N. Cypress)
  • West Campus Structure (230 N. Cypress)

There is a shuttle that will stop at each of these lots. Visitors may consult this parking map for further information. Weekday visitors after 4 p.m. may park in the Lastinger Structure. Handicapped visitors with a valid placard may park in the Lastinger Structure at all times. If the gate is down, press the intercom button for access.

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
Email: calgold@chapman.edu

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: http://tinyurl.com/m5cqaya

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