A never-ending flow of "little people" visit the La Habra Children's Museum every day. About 80,000 to 100,000 children each year learn by touching the 45 life-like examples of the taxidermic art placed along the nature walk. The world of the disabled--visual, hearing and orthopedic impaired--is brought home to the children by donning blindfolds, using canes, speaking with sign language and traveling in wheelchairs.
Ground-breaking for an addition is scheduled for this summer and will expand the museum's capacity to 200,000. The new wing, when it is completed next year, will include a theater, science center and an exhibit for toddlers.
A former resident, Richard M. Nixon, began his pre-presidential legal career in an office on La Habra Boulevard in 1939. While the office is no longer there, a placard remains as a public reminder.
Fifteen years ago the city of La Habra had hoped to attract developers by adding two freeways. But the freeway plan fell through, and the city remains a small bedroom community that seems to be content with slow growth.