article about progress at the Joel McCrea Ranch.
As of last month, the 1400-square-foot Visitor's Center was nearly completed and the ranch is on schedule to open for public tours this November.
I would certainly love to be the historian organizing the thousands of photographs...what a wonderful task. (I actually did a similar job as a college intern at the Kimberly Crest mansion in Redlands, where I discovered childhood photos of actress Carole Lombard.) There's still more work to do, including completion of renovations and organizing a docent program. Wyatt McCrea, Joel and Frances McCrea's grandson, would like to eventually add cattle and farming demonstrations.
For information on contributing to this endeavor, visit the McCrea Ranch Foundation.
Previously: March 19, 2011; November 5, 2010; April 25, 2010.