Annual Reports

In our second year, 1888 Center welcomed more than 210+ daily visitors with online opportunities reaching over 1.2 million participants worldwide.

Through strategic collaborations with local and national academic institutions, public-private corporations, and nonprofits, we also produced 196 educational programs, published book number 54, and recorded episode 246 of the Creative + Cultural Podcast.

Download the HF – Year One.pdf report. (5 MB)

Download the HF – Year Two.pdf report. (5 MB)

Average attendance, content produced, and opportunities provided following two years of community building:


Daily Visitors


Podcast Episodes


Educational Programs


Collaboration is integral to our mission and we partnered with many academic institutions and organizations including:

Azusa Pacific University, California State University, Fullerton, Chapman University, Claremont Heritage, Fullerton College, Irvine Valley College, Laguna College of Art and Design, Saddleback College, Santa Ana College, Soka University, and University of California, Irvine.


Alzheimer’s Orange County, Anaheim Packing District, California Writers Club, Cura Studios Inc., Independent Architecture, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Kaya Press, Moon Tide Press, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), One LLP, Orange Community Historical Society, Orange County Ronald McDonald House, Orange Home Grown, Orange Public Library & History Center, PEN America, The Lab Anti-Mall, Uppercase Publishing, Write Bloody Publishing, and Yefe Nof.


Our educational programs were featured in Coast MagazineLos Angeles TimesOC WeeklyOld Towne Plaza ReviewOrange Coast MagazineOrange County RegisterPremiere OC MagazineModern Luxury Magazine, and several college and university newspapers.


Our nonprofit organization received support from Affordable Housing Access (AHA), The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library, California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Chapman University, Community Engagement, Community Foundation of Orange, Ingram Micro, and the Orange County Community Foundation, Jane Deming Fund.


Our founder was also the recipient of the Arts Leader Award presented by Arts Orange County and recognized as one of Orange County’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs in Modern Luxury MagazineOC Weekly, and the Orange County Register in 2015 and 2017.

697,573 Facebook Total Reach
82,966 Website Pageviews
74,368 Podcast Downloads
11,480 Newsletter Subscribers


374 Submissions for The Cost of Paper, The Plaza Literary Prize and Why We Write were received from 42 states and over 27 countries:

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin.


Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.