The innovative 1888 Center, located in the Historic District of Old Towne Orange, California, is a bookstore, gallery, workshop and café serving Contra Coffee & Tea. Our goal as a nonprofit organization is to provide our diverse neighborhoods with curated content and lifelong learning programs that are educational and entertaining.
Through storytelling, we synergize the creative efforts of individuals to provide essential tools for cultural and civic enrichment—empathy, opportunity, and a collaborative network.
North Orange Street, Orange, CA, 1925. Courtesy of the Orange Public Library, Orange, CA.