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“Isn’t that something?” California’s Gold at John Wayne Airport

(SANTA ANA, Calif.) – Chapman University presents the Huell Howser Archives at John Wayne Airport in an exhibit running from February 2, 2024, to May 1, 2024.

Huell Burnley Howser, born October 18, 1945, in Tennessee, was an American television personality renowned for hosting, producing, and writing California's Gold and Visiting... with Huell Howser. 

Partnering with the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) in 1991, Howser brought the state's historical wonders to life through television. With his memorable saying, "That’s amazing!" Howser became synonymous with California history for audiences young and old. His television series Visiting... with Huell Howser aired until his retirement in 2012. 

This exhibit features Howser’s adventures through his personal items and the “California’s Gold” collection. John Wayne Airport gives special thanks to PBS SoCal and the Chapman University Library for their collaboration and support in curating the exhibit.

About the California’s Gold Exhibit and the Huell Howser Archives at Chapman University

The Huell Howser Archive is celebrating its 10th year in 2024 and is housed in the Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. Learn more about the Chapman collection at the Huell Howser Archives.

The exhibition can be found pre-security on the upper Departure Level in the walkway Gallery between Terminals B and C. 

For more information about the John Wayne Airport Arts Program,