California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives

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.

Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

The Video Archives

Did you know? The Huell Howser video archives is an online repository for Huell Howser’s programs. Learn how to find your favorite episodes here and visit the video archives by pressing the button below.

View the Video Archives

Chapman University and the Huell Howser Archives are not in the business of producing and distributing DVD copies of Huell Howser programs. If you’d like to watch an episode, please visit the video archives.

Exhibit Parking

Summer and weekend visitors may park in the Lastinger Parking Structure located on Walnut Avenue. Weekday visitors during the school year 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. For further information, please call Parking Services at (714) 997-6560.

Plan Your Visit

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

Phone: (714) 532-6088


Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Regarding holidays, the California’s Gold Exhibit follows the same closure hours as Chapman University’s academic calendar, found here.

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