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Big Huell Howser Exhibit Opens Next Weekend

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Huell Howser in 2010 (Photo via Facebook)
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Famously credulous public television host Huell Howser's possessions and works are getting a permanent public place at Chapman University in Orange, and the exhibit opens with a party next weekend that should be amazing!

Howser - whose long-running low-budget TV series "California's Gold" romanticized the state's spirit, food and tourist traps - donated an archive of video, digital files, artifacts and memorabilia to Chapman shortly before his 2013 death from cancer.

The Orange County school unveils its permanent, public Huell Howser exhibit Saturday, March 29. The event features personal appearances by favorite subjects of Howser's shows, food vendors featured in the series, the premiere of a behind-the-scenes film about "California's Gold," and free tours of the exhibit, which includes a recreation of Howser's office and the host's personal affects.

Most of the event is free, with tickets to the film ranging $10-15.

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The school also has an online archive of the entire series, and a scholarship fund for students who exemplify Howser's spirit of positivity.