Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on April 7, 2018. Founded in 1957 by Edward Maloney, it was simply called "The Air Museum." There was no need to be more specific because no other air museums existed in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River! Learn more about this event and others in the Events section below.
PASSPORT 2 HISTORY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  April 2018, Vol. 73
 
What better way to show gratitude to our California heritage than to pay homage to a variety of historical sites that played a part in it: see who they were, how they lived, and what they contributed to the development of the Golden State.  You will be surprised at what you will find!  Grab a "Passport 2 History" passport book from any of our 86 participating locations for $5 per passport book and begin your historical journey!  As you visit each participating location, be sure to get your passport book stamped, receive potential special benefits, and win prizes! Listed below are the latest events, exhibits, and announcements from our participating historical sites and museums. 

For more details, visit us at our website  passport2history.com or check out our Facebook page here

For the latest Passport 2 History video,  click here !

NEW! Watch the latest episode of the  "Passport 2 History" Show
 
Pick up a  "Passport 2 History" passport book 
at the Leonis Adobe or any of the participating sites for $5 & explore 86 historic sites in Southern & Central California.  
Collect "Passport 2 History" seals and collect prizes! 
...Stamp your passport to the past and discover the future!

Check out what's new at the
  
Did you know the Leonis Adobe Museum and Ranch is the Los Angeles  Historic-Cultural Monument #1 and is  located in beautiful Old Town Calabasas, CA?

To learn more about the Leonis Adobe Museum, be sure to view KCET's " Visiting with Huell Howser: Leonis Adobe" episode, available online at YouTube.com or click here to see it now! 
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UPCOMING EVENTS*
Thurs., April 5 
7:35 PM
Muckenthaler Cultural Center

A living history event with playwright and actor Tom Dugan. The Trial of Robert E. Lee is an epic tale that looks beyond the black and white pages of our history into the gray areas of America's past. Set just moments before his historic surrender to General Grant on April 9th 1865, this meticulously researched one-man drama places the audience in the jury box as Lee shares the extraordinary circumstances of his remarkable life. 
 
Admission:
$12.50 Member 
$16 Student/Senior
$25 Non-member
 
 
Saturday, April 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Planes of Fame Air Museum
"Living History Flying Day - B-52 
Mitchell Aircraft"

Doors open at 9:00 am, event starts at 10:00 am
Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on April 7, 2018, featuring the North American B-25 Mitchell. A speaker panel comprised of distinguished aviation experts, historians, authors and veterans may be featured, followed by a question & answer period. The North American B-25 Mitchell is scheduled to be on display and perform a flight demonstration (schedule is subject to change).
 
$11  General Admission
$4 C hildren Ages 5-11
Children 4 and under are free.

Saturday, April 7
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Rancho Los Cerritos
"Creation Station"

Get creative with history! Using a wide variety of colorful materials, children can experiment with old-fashioned arts and crafts. This free, drop-in program takes place rain or shine. April's theme is Brilliant Blue.


Sat., April 7
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Maritime Museum of San Diego
"Schooner Cup Charity Regatta Aboard Californian"
 
Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world's largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, will sail California's tall ship Californian on San Diego Bay for the 30th Annual America's Schooner Cup Charity Regatta Saturday, April 7 to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), a Navy sponsored 501c (3) public nonprofit organization that exists to help meet the emergent financial needs of active duty and
retired Sailors, Marines, and their families. Californian will race against schooners of all sizes and types and the public are welcome to join the sail crew. No sailing experience required.

The schooners participating in the event include beautiful boats that are ageless examples of living history
and many will be coming from distant ports to race.

Tickets are limited and available to sail and compete in the race on Californian with adult tickets at
$70 for adults and $48 for children.

Maritime Museum of San Diego's replica of explorer Cabrillo's galleon replica San Salvador will also
be boarding passengers for a fun afternoon of sailing plus views of the schooners racing in San Diego
Bay. Day sail tickets for San Salvador are $99 for adults, $94 for seniors, military, and students 13-17 and $59 for children.

Californian and San Salvador tickets include general admission to the Museum which can be an extended treat before or after these on-the-water adventures. 

 

Sun., April 8
1:30 PM and 2:30 PM
Dana Adobe Cultural Center 
"Guided Nature Walks"
 
 
Trained volunteers lead small groups along the woodland trails that extend along the Rancho. Topics of discussion include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history, and the cultural and land use history of the Dana Adobe Rancho Nipomo. Walks last 45 to 60 minutes and are approximately one mile in length. 

Guided trail walks occur on the second Sunday of every month and are held at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM. 

Walks are free, however, donations are appreciated.

Admission:
FREE


Thurs., April 12
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
"Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies"
 
Members only Reception 6:15 - 6:45 PM

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a collaboration between government agencies, non-profits, and the shipping industry to
reduce air pollution and ship strikes on endangered whales in the Santa Barbara Channel. The solution to both problems is to slow ships down on their way to and from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the busiest ports in North America. A Vessel Speed Reduction program uses a voluntary approach that provides financial
incentives and a positive public relations campaign to slow ships and work toward achieving safety for whales and cleaner skies.

Sean Hastings joined the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in 1997 and serves as the site's Resource Protection Coordinator. Responsible for development of policies and programs to address
industrial, military, commercial and recreational uses and impacts in
and around the Sanctuary Sean helped to create a network of complete "no-take" zones to restore local fish and invertebrate
populations and habitats in the Sanctuary, and in CA state waters on the mainland. With a multi-agency coalition and community support, he helped to relocate commercial shipping lanes to protect endangered whales.

Sean has a Master of Marine Affairs Degree from the School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts in
Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz. Sean is an avid outdoorsman who surfs, boats, paddles, SCUBA and free dives, fishes, hunts, skis and snowboards throughout California and
Mexico's wild lands.

Admission:
$5 (SBMM Members) 
$15 (Non-Members)


Sat., April 14
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles Maritime Museum 
"Lego Shipbuilding Contest"

Shipbuilders of all ages and ability levels are invited to compete in this fun and free event.  Build a model at home or build on site with Museum-owned bricks.  

Admission:
FREE

 

Sat., April 14
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rios Caledonia Adobe
"Caledonia Days"
 
This fun filled day will not only feature some beautifully restored cars but also a stagecoach! The Native Sons of the Golden West-San Miguel Parlor 150 will be barbecuing up some wonderful tri-tip sandwiches along with hot dogs. The Cast Iron Dutch Oven Cooking crew will return with delicious desserts as well. 

This year the Salinan Tribe of San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties will be joining us with an information booth and artifacts. They will also be making adobe bricks that will be miniature in size, weighing about 8 pounds each so that kids can lift them. They will also be putting on a basket weaving demonstration. 

We hope to have other demonstrations and displays, artisans and craftsmen, wine tasting and live music. 

Please save the date for April 14th. We hope to see you there!


Sat., April 14
1:00 PM
Bolton Hall Museum - Home of Little Landers Historical Society 
"No Boulder Unturned - 
The Historian Report 2018"

Come join Bolton Hall Museum's very own Indiana Jones of the Tujunga Valley as he reveals his recent discoveries.   Craig Durst , The History Hunter, will take you along for a ride into his adventures in the field, investigating some of the historical aspects of our community.



Sat., April 14
7:00 AM
African American Firefighter Museum 
" Valley View Casino Trip"

Join us on a  Valley View Casino Trip
near San Diego and enjoy a lobster buffet, non smoking room, and lots of machines to play!


On board: snacks, music, games, movies, fun and giveaways 
Donations checks payable to : AAFFM for $35 per person (no refunds)

Contact information: Vibrant Seniors Events 626-485-2342 or annette@vibrantseniorsevents.com
Donations are tax deductible!

 

Sat., April 14
11:00 AM 
Heritage Museum of Orange County
"Victorian Tea Society Presents -The Jane Austin Tea" 

Tickets are $38 per person. 

Enjoy an assortment of savory tidbits and dainty sweets. We will be hosting a prize drawing and Regency/Victorian era attire is encouraged!


Sun., April 15
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Olivas Adobe
 
"Owl Festival"
 
The Olivas Adobe is happy to bring you, once again, the Owl Festival. The Olivas owl, we call Olivia, has made her return to the Adobe and has nested. Due to the fires, she arrived a bit later than usual, but she has one hatch-ling already. We are unsure if there are more eggs she may be sitting on. So there might be more hatch-lings at the time of the festival.

The festival is a FREE family event held within the courtyard. Adobe docents will assist you and/or your little ones in making a pine cone owl. They are also happy to provide you information about the Olivas family and home. Their book sale will be happening as well. You will be entertained with live organ music while you make your rounds to various vendors and informational
displays.

Participating in the festival are The Chumash Indian Museum, The Ventura County Gourd Artists, Hal Epstein nature photographer, Love Bird hand made jewelry, and Blue Ridge Honey will be providing samples. Speaking of food, West BBQ food truck will be there to satisfy your hunger cravings.

Don't miss the program by The Ojai Raptor Society. They will have live owls and other raptors. The program time is  1:00 - 3:00. This program is both extremely educational and entertaining.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.



Sun., April 15
1:00 PM 
" Sunday Speaker Series: Influence of the East Indies on William Dana"

Alan Daurio will host a talk detailing how life in Asia and Hawaii influenced William Dana's Life as Don of Rancho Nipomo. The talk will take place at 1:00 PM at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center. 

Admission:
Members FREE 
Nonmembers $5
 

Wed., April 18
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
"Speaker Series: Smugglers, Rum Runners and Bootleggers - Prohibition in Ventura County by Mark Frees"
 
Learn how rum running, the organized smuggling of imported whiskey, rum and other liquor by sea and over land to the United States, started within weeks after Prohibition took effect on January 17, 1920. People still wanting to wet their whistles in illegal speakeasies and at home were rejecting foul-tasting and dangerous locally made industrial alcohol which were being passed off as the real thing. They were demanding quality, authentic Scotch and other liquor "right off the boat." Among the customers for imported booze from Europe, Canada and the Caribbean were the nation's bootleggers who ran and supplied thousands of speakeasies. So just who were the top kings of the bootleggers? Come find out!


Sun., April 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ojai Valley Museum
"TOWN TALK: Defending the Ojai"

For 50 years, the people of Ojai have fought off a series of threats by outside interests which would have destroyed the community as we know it. Mark Frost and John Broesamle bring to life the stories of how Ojai's ordinary citizens banded together to battle the powerful forces behind the threats and saved the valley's way of life for future generations.  

Admission:
Members FREE
Nonmembers $5.



Sun., April 22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Stagecoach Inn Museum
"CVHS Annual Spring Membership Meeting"

Our speaker is William Maple, Creative Director for Maple & Associates, a museum exhibition design firm, and past member of the Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board. William will share some of his experiences preserving historical landmarks, talk about the design process in museum interpretation, then get your input on how you envision the Stagecoach Inn Museum's future. 

Be ready to join a conversation about ways your museum can better connect with our community!

 

Thurs., April 26
6:00 PM
California Oil Museum
"Speaker Series 2018 -
Dr. James Snead, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, CSUN
Presents: Legacy of the Water Wars: Historical Archaeology in San Francisquito Canyon "

Since 2013, archaeologists at California State University, Northridge, have been studying the material remains of "water wars."  This fieldwork, concentrated on sites associated with the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster and at construction camps that were used during the building of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, provides new information about the daily lives of the people most directly impacted by conflict over water, and gives us a better look at how such competition shaped the history of California.
 
The Speaker Series brings you some of the top researchers, educators, historians, and scientists for 6 great nights of learning and entertainment.  The Speaker Series runs on the 4th Thursday of each month from April through September.  

Presentations start at 6:00, doors open at 5:30.  



Thurs., April 26
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Camarillo Ranch 
"#Throwback Thursday Food Truck Festival"

#TBT is back starting on Thursday, April 26th from 5-9pm! Enjoy the warm springtime weather at the Camarillo Ranch as you listen to live music and browse a selection of gourmet food trucks. Guided tours of the beautifully-restored 1892 Victorian Mansion will be available from 5-7pm.





Sat., April 28
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Heritage Square Hall 
"Oxnard In the 1920s: The New Hollywood !"

Heritage Square is celebrating life in Oxnard in the 1920s this Spring. Come and find out why the Hollywood stars came to Oxnard and what life was like as we roared into the 1920s.
 
Two Presentations:
1:00-2:00
Explore a little bit of history through pictures leading up to the golden era and look at life style of the times; including arts and culture, prohibition, and how it affected our town!
 
2:00-3:00 - Fashion Workshop
How to be a Flapper in Body, Mind and Spirit! Get tips on how to put together your own terrific 1920s outfit from thrift store finds or your own closet. Items to purchase at very reasonable prices. Bring your own dress and get advice on how to accessorize so you can be in our fashion show and contest at the Heritage Square Flapper Tea on May 12.

 

Sat., April 28
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park
"Founding Day Festival"

Celebrate 236 years of history at Santa Barbara's birthplace, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12 noon to 4 PM. The annual Founding Day Festival showcases local businesses and entertainment in the heart of downtown. 

Enjoy a reenactment of the original Founding Ceremony held in 1782 and other family-friendly activities across the Presidio grounds. The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation thanks Montecito Bank & Trust, The Towbes Foundation, and The Outhwaite Foundation for supporting this event.

Admission:
FREE 



Sat., April 28
9:00 AM
Motte Historical Museum 
"Big Barn Classic Car Show"

Free general admission but the show fills up fast. Please contact us for an application.

Car show registration will include an event t-shirt, goodie bag, and 2 free raffle tickets.   





Sat., April 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
"Panel Discussion: Workplace Conditions and Safety"

Speakers from non-profits and governmental agencies will talk about how people are protected in the workplace, and the ways many workers still face risks at work today. This panel will highlight campaigns in our community that address workplace safety and commemorate Workers' Memorial Day, which falls on the same day as the panel. After the discussion, Sarah FitzGerald will provide an optional curator's walk-through of our current exhibit, "Building a New California: The Lives and Labor of Chinese Immigrants from 1850 to 1930."

Admission:
FREE

 

Sun., April 29
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Maritime Museum of San Diego
"Chocolate Festival"

The history of chocolate and how it came to our country is an interesting tale of seafaring travels.

Guests will experience the delicious range of samples from dozens of vendors. Make your own chocolate pizzas and experience cooking demonstrations and chocolate pairings with wine and beer for the adults. There will also be a scavenger hunt.




EXHIBITS*


Maritime Museum of San Diego
"Wind And Water: Sailing In San Diego Photography Exhibit"

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world's finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, announces the
opening of Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego. The Museum is proud to introduce this rare new photographic collection of historic, classic, and wooden yachts racing and sailing in San Diego. The exhibit includes an impressive body of work to amaze and inspire visitors about sailing and San Diego Bay -- from America's Cup to historic Museum vessels, to traditional
wooden boats sailed for recreation on the waterfront.

The exhibit opens Sunday, March 4 in the Star of India Hold Gallery and is included with general admission. Star of India is the world's oldest active sailing ship and one of 10 historic vessels guests explore with admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

In the new exhibit Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego, images from international yachting and nautical sport photographer, Bobby Grieser, are paired with photographs from his close sailing and photography master and friend, Mark Albertazzi. Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, describes Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego as "a passionate example for both sailing and photography fostered by a deep friendship with two of the industry's most renowned nautical photographers."

The collection features scenes of classic yachts and historic sailboats captured on the waters of San Diego. 


Now Open
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
" Genghis Khan Exhibition "

What do pants, the pony express, cannons, paper money, skis, violins, baklava and "hooray!" have in common? Answer: Genghis Khan. Not Genghis the brutal barbarian of Western history books, but Genghis the great civilizer, law-maker, and democratize, whose empire brought each of these innovations to the West. Come d iscover the man behind the legend as the most comprehensive exhibition of Genghis Khan and his treasures invades the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, its only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors.
            
Opening on February 16, 2018, the start of the Mongolian New Year, this special exhibition presents a more complete image of the legendary leader whom Time Magazine and CNN named "The Man of the Millennium."  As the exhibit strikingly portrays, Genghis's reputation as the greatest conqueror is well-deserved. He dominated three times more land in his lifetime than either Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great, a conquest attested to by the formidable array of swords, bows, arrows, saddles, and armor included on display in Genghis Khan. In fact, the historic exhibition showcases hundreds of artifacts from Genghis's 13th century Empire, the largest such collection ever to tour.

However, as visitors discover, Genghis not only created the nation of Mongolia and its written language, but his lineage established the modern borders of nations from India to Iran, Korea to China; and opened the trade routes that united East and West forever after.

Curated and developed by dinosaur expert Don Lessem, the exhibition features more than 200 spectacular objects on display, including rare and sophisticated weapons, costumes, jewels, ornaments, instruments, and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts from 13th-century Mongolia. The exhibition features loans by private collectors from Mongolia, Azerbaijian, and the United States.

 
Now Through June 11, 2018
"Setting the Scene: Hollywood Animators and Background Painters in the Santa Paula Civic Collection"
 
The Santa Paula Art Museum has gone Hollywood with its current exhibition, Setting the Scene: Hollywood Animators and Background Painters in the Santa Paula Civic Collection. The exhibit features fine art paintings from the famous Santa Paula Civic Collection by artists who worked behind-the-scenes at Disney, MGM, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox during the Golden Age of Hollywood. 

Since the 1930s, film and animation studios have played a leading role in the lives of many California artists and have been influential in the development of what is recognized as the "California Style." Nowhere is this more evident than within the Santa Paula Civic Collection, a historic collection of artworks established in 1937 and owned by the City of Santa Paula. Setting the Scene displays some of the best works from Santa Paula's collection. While the art on exhibit was not created for the movies, it includes personal works by Disney background painters like Al Dempster, Basil Davidovich, and Charles Payzant, who lent their talents to animated features such as Fantasia, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, and Sleeping Beauty. The exhibit also stars artists like George Gibson, once head of MGM's scenic design department and lead scenic artist for The Wizard of Oz; and Emil Kosa, Jr., who designed the original 20th Century Fox logo and won an Academy Award in 1964 for his work on Cleopatra.

The colorful exhibition explores the relationship between the artists' fine art paintings and their commercial work for film. Viewers can learn more about the history of painting in motion pictures, the process of creating an animated feature, special effects, and the people behind some of the most iconic movie scenes ever filmed. 

Visitors to the exhibit are also invited to write or illustrate a scene from their own story to add to a community-made storyboard. Setting the Scene is on view through June 17, 2018.




Currently Ongoing
Camp Roberts Museum
"New Military Exhibits"

Camp Roberts opened as the U.S. Army's largest basic training installation in mid-1941, just prior to us entering World War II. For the last 30 years, the volunteers at the Camp Roberts Historical Museum have been preserving and relating the camp's long and important role in our nation's defense, through WWII and the Korean War, and up to its current role as the main training site for the California Army National Guard. The camp also hosts training units from all the other US military components, regular and reserve, as well as those from allied nations.

There are always new museum exhibits for guests to enjoy. Since the big expansion of the large Afghanistan Exhibit, museum volunteers have completed an Army field mess exhibit, a Vietnam era field hospital exhibit, and are building a new exhibit on helicopter training close to their Cobra attack helicopter. They are also hard at work on expanding and upgrading the large picnic and event center at the Main Museum. It is the largest Army museum complex in California and the state's official military museum. Enjoy the Museum's featured history video, research library, gift shop, and the Wall of Fame (icluding Robert Mitchum, Steve Allen, Bob Newhart, Red Skelton, and William Holden).  

Climb into military vehicles and try on uniforms! 


Opening April 14
Mullin Automotive Museum
"L'Epoque Des Carrossiers -
The Art and Times of the French Coachbuliders"

Our newest exhibit will bring together a group of the finest French automobiles in the world to tell the story of the most prominent companies in the emerging automotive market. Starting from the day of horse-drawn carriages through the first understandings of aerodynamic form, this collection is one not to be missed!  

Cars include several of the finest from the Mullin Collection: 
1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic
1939 Delahaye 165, and  the  1935 Voisin Aerodyne, winner of the
2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance!
 
Reservations required.  

Admission:
$15 for adults 
$12 for seniors   
Please call 805-385-5400 or visit our website:
for information or to make reservations.

 

Currently Ongoing
Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum
"Hello! -- Antique Phones Exhibit & Silent Auction"
 
Bill Doctorman, who recently died at the age of 89, had an extensive collection of historic phones. He willed his collection to the Pleasant Valley Historical Society (PVHS). Receipts found for phones that were purchased in his home state of Illinois indicate that he had been accumulating them for most of his lifetime.  
 
The PVHS museum currently has about 100 phones on display from the late 1880s through the 1980s.  Included are the wooden (usually oak) farm phones of various styles through the candlestick and art deco phones. It is fascinating to see how creative American manufacturers could be.  The exhibit also includes European phones that illustrate the standardization of style throughout the world.
 
The Museum received over 200 phones from the Doctorman legacy and will be having a silent auction offering the excess to the community.  Stop by to see this unusual exhibit which includes a display for young children to experience "dialing" a telephone.  

Operating Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm.
 
Come by and say "hello"!




Now - April 8
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
"H2OMG! Watercolor Gone Wild"

Experience everything you never thought you'd see in an exhibition of watercolor paintings as artists cut loose from convention to explore the wild side of the medium.
 

April 2018
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
"Titanic"
 
During it's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City on April 15, 1912, the largest, most luxurious ocean liner, the RMS Titanic, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean at 2:20am after it collided with an iceberg. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard the ship. With a shortage of lifeboats, more than 1,500 died -- most in their life jackets in the icy cold 28 °F water.

Come see our new Titanic Exhibit with stories of the crew, passengers and the ship.



Through 2018
Carnegie Historic Library
"Time & The Tide"
 
Visitors are invited to follow Agueda Agata, a Salinan woman born in 1673, as she traces the history of her family in the Central California villages of San Simeon and Jolon.

Also featured are exhibits of Salinan artifacts and crafts handmade by some of Agata's other descendants and Salinan Tribe members.

Admission:
FREE
 
Exhibit runs through 2018.
Open Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-3




New Exhibit Opening
Los Angeles Maritime Museum 
"Taminaru: A Day in the Life of a Japanese American Fishing Village"

One hundred years ago, Terminal Island, in the Port of Los Angeles, was the home of a thriving community of 3,000 Japanese American fishermen and cannery workers. Using the skills honed in their ancestral home of Wakayama-ken prefecture, the Japanese Americans' labor contributed to the phenomenal success of the West Coast fishing industry. After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Terminal Islanders were evicted and sent to internment camps. Today very little traces remain of a once-thriving community. 

The exhibit Taminaru, curated by Naomi Hirahara and Tara Fansler, documents a typical day in the life of the Terminal Islanders.

(Photo Above: Japanese American child playing in fishing net.)

 

Currently Ongoing
Olivas Adobe
 
The Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters welcome you to come for a docent led, history-packed tour. Tours are given Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11am, with the last tour departing at 3pm. Come and travel back in time to the Rancho Period at the home of Don Raymundo Olivas, his wife Teadora, and their twenty one children.



Now - July 29
Bolton Hall Museum
"Will You Marry Me?"
 
Traditional wedding customs explained using photos and stories from several of our community members.  We've also included wedding items from our archives.



 

Currently Ongoing
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum & Historic Site
"The Vietnam War"

The Vietnam War was the second-longest war in United States history, after the war in Afghanistan.

Commitments to the people and government of South Vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the Truman Administration. Eisenhower placed military advisers and CIA operatives in Vietnam, and John F. Kennedy sent American soldiers to Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson ordered the first real combat by American troops, and Richard Nixon concluded the war.

Despite the decades of resolve, billions and billions of dollars, nearly 60,000 American lives and many more injuries, the United States failed to achieve its objectives. Learn about Montebello's Reggie J. Rodriguez who made the ultimate sacrifice and is honored by having a city park named after him. 


Currently Ongoing
Pleasant Valley Historical Society & Museum
Free: "Allis-Chalmers WD Row Crop Tractor"
 
The Pleasant Valley Historical Society & Museum has received a working tractor to be part of their permanent display.  Lou Oliver of Camarillo, a member of the Topa Flywheelers Tractor Club, has given his fully restored 1952 Allis-Chalmers WD row crop tractor to the Museum.
 
"Allis," as she is called, was purchased new in 1952 from Power Tractor by the Tanaka Bros. Farms.   She worked well and hard for over forty years.  She was restored by Leonard Oliver and brought back to Camarillo in 2006 by Lou.  On a bright, sunny morning in late November, members from PVHS met at a ranch in the Las Posas Valley where Allis was stored.  She started right up and drove onto the flatbed that took her to the Museum where she now resides.  Plans are underway to build a protective home in keeping with her history.


Now - June 17, 2018
Ojai Valley Museum
"Scorched Souls: Annual Ojai Studio Artists Exhibition"
 
March 10, 5-7 pm  
FREE Opening Reception

The exhibit features artwork in response to the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history. With over 70 artists working in a variety of mediums, there will be artwork about the fire, its aftermath and recovery. 

Visit: 
OjaiValleyMuseum.org for details.