Constructed between 1818 and 1828 by José de la Guerra, the fifth comandante of the Presidio, Casa de la Guerra served as the social, political, and cultural center of Santa Barbara during the Mexican period. Restored in the 1990s, this historic house museum offers displays about the history of the de la Guerra family, the architectural history of the house, and California's Hispanic heritage. Visit during the Old Spanish Days Fiesta Celebration (Aug 1-4) for Casa de la Guerra's annual Casa Cantina and participate in the site's tradition as a place for celebration.

Learn more about this and other events in our events section below!
PASSPORT 2 HISTORY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  August 2018, Vol. 77
 
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 83 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*
 
Wed., Aug 1 - Sat., Aug 4
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Casa de la Guerra 
"Casa Cantina"

Celebrate Fiesta where it all began as Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents Casa Cantina in the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra.  Part of the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration, locals and visitors alike are invited to relax, sip a cold drink, and celebrate at the home of Fiesta!
 
When the first modern Old Spanish Days Fiesta celebration was held in 1924, parties and teas in honor of members from early Santa Barbara families were held at Casa de la Guerra. Casa Cantina, located across the street from De la Guerra Plaza in the heart of downtown's Fiesta activities, continues the site's tradition as a place for civic celebrations and special events. Featuring beer and wine for sale, for a small fee guests can relax, have a cold drink and enjoy live music in the evening in Casa courtyard. All proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the continued restoration of Casa de la Guerra.
 
SBTHP Members always receive free admission to Casa Cantina. 

Thurs., Aug 2
7:30 PM
Muckenthaler Cultural Center 
"2nd Annual 1930s KMUK Radio Hour" 
 
World famous guest stars and cameos by local celebrities!

"Last year, not only did we create a 1930s radio broadcast on stage with a live house band, wonderful entertainers, acted dramas, and period news flashes, we also pelted our CEO in the face with about a dozen pies! Join us again this year as we relive the days when radio was king!" -Adam (Chief Program Officer, Muckenthaler Cultural Center)

Admission:
$12.50 Member
$16 Student/Senior
$25 Non-member
 
 
 
Sat., Aug 4
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
International Printing Museum
"Letterpress Surplus Sale & Wayzgoose"

For Sale will be: Vandercooks, C & P Platens, Windmills, Poco's, Kelseys, Wood Type, Metal Type, Cuts, Printing Supplies, Oak & Metal Type Cabinets, Pilot Presses, Paper Cutters, and lots more!

Enjoy a day of Letterpress Printing Demonstrations including on our newest, the 1900 Heidelberg Cylinder Press, as well as demos on Windmills, hand presses, platen presses, Linotype and Ludlow typecasting, etc.
 
 
Admission:
Free!
BBQ lunch provided!
 

Sat., Aug 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planes of Fame Air Museum
"Living History Flying Day: 
P-51"
   
Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on August 4, 2018, featuring the North American P-51 Mustang. A speaker panel comprised of distinguished aviation experts, historians, authors and veterans may be featured, followed by a question & answer period. The North American P-51 Mustang is scheduled to be on display and perform a flight demonstration (schedule is subject to change).
 
At 12:00 noon, the Raffle Flight will occur. Become a member to enter the Raffle. All members are eligible to enter the Raffle, but you must be present to win. 

Museum doors open at 9:00am.

Admission:
General Admission $11
Children 11 yrs and under $4
Ages 4 and under are FREE! (excludes special events)

FREE Living History Flying Day Admission for Planes of Fame Members!

 
Sat., Aug 4 - Sun., Aug 5
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Heritage Museum of Orange County 
"Civil War Days" 

Join us the first weekend in August, as we explore the days of the American Civil War! Meet the Union and Confederate soldiers that fought in the struggle that split the nation. Explore daily camp life along with weapons, artifacts, and a medic camp! Watch LIVE cannon firing demonstrations, meet the camp followers, and shake hands with President Abraham Lincoln! Experience a working blacksmith shop, music by the Armory Band, vendors, food and drinks, and hands-on activities for the whole family!

Admission:
Adults $5
Two-day pass $8
Kids 12 and Under FREE!


Parking is FREE!


Sun., Aug 5
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dudley Historic Museum
"Treasure Sale"

In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum, there will also be a treasure sale benefitting D.A.R. charities on the grounds.  The tours are from 1 to 4 p.m. but the sale is all day.  Admission is free.  The museum, built in 1892, is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets in Ventura.

 
Sun., Aug 5
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Historical Tea & Dance Society
"'Pot Luck' Tea Social" 

NEW LOCATION:
Heicher Hall at Altadena Community Church 
943 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001
 
Join us on Sunday August 5th for our annual Potluck Victorian Tea Social! 
 
Come enjoy a day filled with lively music, fun and easy dances, and meeting friends old and new!  All are welcome. We are friendly and helpful in learning fun and easy dances. 
 
Costumes are admired but never required!
 
 

Thurs., Aug 9
7:30 PM 
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
"Yachty By Nature

Are you aware of this new phenomenon of Yacht Rock? It's mostly based in '70s soft rock bands like America, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Eagles. These guys do a heartfelt and humorous tribute to every guilty pleasure you ever  experienced on cassette.

Admission: 
 
 
 
Sat., Aug 11 - Sun., Aug 12 
Sat: Semifinals 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sun: Finals 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Will Rogers State Historic Park 
"Dog Iron Polo Cup"

We honor Will Rogers' life and legacy with the Dog Iron Polo Cup.

At the heart of the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation is the commitment to honoring the legacy of Will Rogers. In 2010, we created the Dog Iron Polo Cup to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Will's untimely death in a plane crash. Thanks to everyone's support of the Dog Iron Polo Cup over the years, we have raised important funds to support the ongoing restoration and interpretation of the ranch.


In the years that we do not host a special event to accompany the weekend tournament, bring your own picnic and come up to the ranch to watch the polo action for free!  Typically, the Will Rogers Polo Club also offers a reserved lunch option while you watch the polo action on the field.  
 
Please call the Will Rogers Polo Club at to inquire about this year's tournament - 818-509-9965
- or visit the Will Rogers Polo Club website
 

 
 
Fri., Aug 17
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ojai Valley Museum
"Third Friday in Ojai"
 
Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm on the Third Friday for early evenings in downtown Ojai. The museum and a number of local merchants will be open these special hours just for you - and it's all free.
 
 
Fri., Aug 17
6:00 PM
Leo Carillo Ranch Historic Park 
"Fiesta at the Rancho"

Enjoy the warm spirit of hospitality that Leo Carrillo made famous at his ranch with a fiesta fundraiser to support the 4th grade California History & Art Program. Guests will be treated like stars as they enjoy an evening with cocktails and culinary treats set amidst the tranquil beauty of Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.
 
Tickets to this special fundraiser are $95. Purchase your tickets today on www.carlsbadconnect.org. 
 
 
 

Sat., Aug 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
"Speaker Series: Native American Basketry with Justin Farmer"

Join us for a FREE demonstration of Southern California Native American basketry.

Q&A follows with Justin Farmer. Farmer is an Ipai basket weaver, collector, scholar, cultural activist, and author. He has spent over three decades conducting extensive research on cradles of California and the Western Great Basin. Farmer has documented the cradle making characteristics of over twenty six tribes.



 
 
Sat., Aug 18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
The Pleasant Valley Historical Society 
" 2018 Dona & Doña BBQ"
 
The public is invited to celebrate with the newly named Dons and Doñas at PVHS's Santa Maria style BBQ catered by Bruce Jochums including drinks and dessert.
 
Honorees:
Patricia Craig, Patricia Distad, Connie Halpern, Dr. Renee Higgins, Fred King, Dr. Robert Improta, Mark Malloy, Jan MacDonald, Theresa Pellerino, Jim Pellerino, Joyce Resnik, and Valerie Tackett
 
Tickets
Adults $75
Children under 13 $15
 
 
 
Friends of Banning Museum will celebrate the birthday of the "Father of the Los Angeles Port" Phineas Banning with a special evening of music and dancing. In the spirit of the Rancho-period of the Banning property, guests will be treated to a Western-themed evening with live music provided by local favorite, "JB and the Big Circle Riders", free line dance instruction, country style dancing and a good old fashioned barbecue buffet provided by Southland Favorite, "The Outdoor Grill." Country Western attire is admired but not required.
 
Admission:
General Admission $10
Members and Children under 11 FREE
 
VIP $45.00
Includes on-site BBQ buffet dinner prepared by "The Outdoor Grill" with a birthday cupcake, line dance instruction, reserved seating and gated parking.
 
Reservations required for all guests. To make a reservation, call (310) 548-2005. Reservations may also be made online at the below link: 
 
 

Sat., Aug 18 - Sun., Aug 19
Gates open 9:00 AM
Commemorative Air Force -
Southern California Wing
"Wings Over Camarillo Air Show 2018"

 
Come to the Camarillo Air Show, at the Camarillo Airport on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th. Gates open at 9:00 AM. Air demonstrations start at 12:00 PM and there will be a concert on Saturday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, featuring the Spazmatics, which is included with your purchased admission. There will also be a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pavilion, classic cars display, the 82nd Airborne Division 505th Re-enactment Camp, a veteran's hangar where you can meet real heroes of the armed forces, food courts, beer gardens and much more. 
 
The CAF SoCal will have their own planes on display and you will have the opportunity to purchase a ride in an authentic warbird. There will also be a raffle for a ride, a margarita bar and museum merchandise for sale. All proceeds will help in honoring American military aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. 
 
Admission:
Children 0-5 FREE
Youth $10
Active Military w/ ID $15
Adult $20

Check link for advanced ticketing and discounts.
 
 

 
 
Weds., Aug 22
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
" Ray Bradbury's Birthday - Free Gallery Admission"
 
Celebrate the birthday of beloved author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) with free admission today to the exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California. One of the most celebrated writers of our time, Bradbury wrote hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays , teleplays, and screenplays. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes
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Thurs., Aug 23
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
California Oil Museum 
"The Ongoing Recovery of the California Condor"

Joseph Brandt, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service California Condor Recovery Program, will be sharing his experiences with the California Condors, nest management, and the significant roll of recovery played by the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in the Topa Topa Mountain range. 
 

Sat., Aug 25
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Rancho Los Alamitos
"Farm Dinner at the Ranch"

Locally Sourced Family-Style Dinner with Hors d'oeuvres on the Tree-Shaded Front Lawn * Fresh Summer Fruit * Specialty Wines and Craft Beers * Live and Silent Auction * Live Music * Insider view of the recently re-opened historic Ranch House  * And more!
 
All proceeds benefit the educational programs of Rancho Los Alamitos. To reserve a table or purchase tickets visit RanchoLosAlamitos.org  
For information, contact info@rancholosalamitos.org or call 562-431-3541
 
EXHIBITS*


Now - August 26
California Oil Museum
"A Closer Look, American Involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq"
 
The Santa Paula High School Human Services Academy sophomore class of 2020 has interviewed several Veterans to get their perspective on America's involvement in the middle-east since the War on Terrorism began in 2001.  

The students examined various components to the wars, from the beginning stages to the major players involved, as well as a closer look at the soldiers who put their lives on the line day in and day out. The research and Veteran interviews culminated in a museum-quality exhibit that will be on display in the California Oil Museum from May 19 through August 26, 2018.


Now - Fall 2018
Lanterman House
"A Resource Precious & Rare: Development of Water Resources in the Crescenta-Canada Valley, 1875-1955"

Visit the Lanterman House in La Cañada Flintridge to enjoy a special exhibition about the local history of water use.  Featuring rare photographs, manuscripts, and artifacts, the exhibition is installed throughout the historic 1915 house.  Learn how the unique geology of the San Gabriel foothills made the development and distribution of water resources uniquely challenging for early residents, and how they worked together to overcome those challenges.
 
Admission:
Adults: $5
Students & Seniors: $3

 
Now - August 26
"Nautica, All Things Sea"

"Nautica, All Things Sea", honors all forms of artistic expression and all materials - paper, wool, cotton, metal, wood, plastic etc. are acceptable as long as there is a reference to the sea; next to it, on it, above it and in it. All mediums are on display and the works are unique and awe-inspiring.

Nestled on the coast of Southern California, in Ventura County, supported by a vibrant community of art aficionados, a steady, year-round influx of art seekers from the area, and tourists from around the world, Channel Islands Maritime Museum is perfectly poised to bring vibrant and innovative art to the forefront of the local art scene. 

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum boasts an unsurpassed art and model collection, contemporary exhibits, monthly speaker series, exhibit openings, high-quality education program and research library that allows guests to expand their knowledge of maritime history, culture, and conservation. The museum has been a treasured cultural resource serving all of Ventura County, Southern California, and the world since 1991.



Currently Ongoing
Maritime Museum of San Diego
"Man-of-War: Adventures Aboard a Fighting Ship"

Staged aboard His Majesty's sixth-rate British Royal Navy frigate, HMS Surprise, the new exhibit transports visitors back in time 200 years to the wooden world of the fighting sailing ship. This interactive exhibit encourages visitors of all ages to learn what it was like to live as cabin boy, marine, sailor, midshipman, surgeon, and captain on a "man-of-war" from the age of sail.

According to Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Man-of-War is an adventure the entire family can enjoy without leaving the dock. " Walk the length of her gun deck, sit in the captain's cabin, visit the surgeon's berth, and stand at the helm. You'll see and hear the sights and sounds of dramatic battles at sea, with Surprise's fearsome guns answering those of her enemies." Dr. Ashley adds, "Much like all of our interior and interactive exhibits on display throughout the Museum's historic fleet, this experience aboard HMS Surprise is free and included with general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego."

HMS Surprise is a replica of that most famous ship in author Patrick O'Brien's series of historical novels chronicling the naval career of Captain Jack Aubrey. In 2003 she was featured in the 20th Century Fox epic drama "Master and Commander,' starring Russell Crowe in the role of Aubrey. Since then the Surprise has been part of the Maritime Museum of San Diego's fleet of historic and replica vessels.

Maritime Museum's Librarian, Curator and Collections Manager Kevin Sheehan, Ph.D. adds, "we encourage visitors to learn about some of the curious expressions that sailors used to describe their life on board, find out how to fire one of the guns, and experience the thrill for adventure that called so many to this life, despite its hardships."


Currently Ongoing
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.

 
July 7 - August 25, 2018
"The Apollo Moon Landing"
 
The Apollo moon landings was the greatest achievement ever undertaken by man.

NASA landed six Apollos on the moon. A total of twelve men have landed on the moon.

In a Lunar Module, starting first on July 20, 1969, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin  and ending on December 14, 1972 with Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt. Gene Cernan was  the last man to step off the lunar surface.

Come see original NASA Apollo memorabilia, models and replica space flight gear.



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! 


Currently Ongoing
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:
$16 for adults 
$13 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"!




Sat., Aug 4 - ONE DAY ONLY
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Commemorative Air Force - Southern California Wing
"The Immortal Spitfire"

Join us for a presentation on the Supermarine Spitfire and the Battle of BritainThere will also displays of Spitfire gear such as authentic flight uniforms and equipment.
 
 
Now - September 2
Pasadena Museum of History
"Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California"
 
Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California explores the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. Curated by Nick Smith, former president of Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the exhibition brings together an unusual range of artifacts, fine and graphic arts, books, ephemera, and photographs. 
 
 
 
Currently Ongoing
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
 
 


Ongoing
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.)

 

May 20 - September 30
Dana Adobe Cultural Center
"S.L.O.P.E. Art Exhibit"
 
DANA and S.L.O.P.E. bring art and history together for this community event. The new cultural center is the result of dedication and hard work to preserve not only the Dana Adobe, but educate and keep community history alive. S.L.O.P.E. artists are honored to be part of our grand opening  and to exhibit their most recent paintings of the Adobe and surrounding area, after many months of work.

See paintings by S.L.O.P.E. members: Laurel Sherrie, Bernie Kurtz, Rosanne Seitz, Larry Kappen, Dennis Curry, Bruce Everett, Mark Mertens, and Denise Schryver. 

Dana Adobe Cultural Center will receive a portion of art sales.



Opening July 27, 2018
Bolton Hall Museum
"Panoramas of Sunland-Tujunga"
 
See what our community looked like in the olden days.

We've pulled some of the best panoramic photos from our extensive photo collection end enlarged parts of those photos to show details that may not be noticeable at first glance. Our community had wide open spaces before all the houses and apartments were built. Maybe you can even find your street!

Enjoy the beautiful views from various vantage points around town.



 

July 14 - October 14
California Oil Museum
"DID YOU KNOW??? 500 Wacky Facts to Boggle Your Mind"

This fun and colorful exhibit will expand your knowledge in a multitude of topics.  You are guaranteed to learn something new and you will add to your trivia facts with the volume of 500 facts we have in store for you!  
 
~ Did you know only 1 in 10,000 acorns results in a tree?
 
~ Did you know Kiwifruit is not from New Zealand at all?  It's a Chinese Gooseberry native to northern and eastern China.
 
~ Did you know famous crime writer James Patterson co-created the "I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid" jingle?
 
Come see these and all 500 facts on display through October 14, 2018. 

 
Currently Ongoing
Pleasant Valley Historical Society & Museum
"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.
 
 
July 7 - October 28 
Ojai Valley Museum
"StArchitecture: Ojai by Design"

The exhibition highlights Ojai Valley buildings by well-known architects who worked in a variety of styles. Among the "star" architects featured are Greene and Greene, Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, Julia Morgan, Richard Neutra, Wallace Neff, Charles Moore, Rodney A Walker, Paul R Williams and more. 
 
 
*ANNOUNCEMENTS



The California Oil Museum
"Volunteers Wanted" 

The California Oil Museum is looking for volunteers to staff our Visitor's Desk 1-2 days per month for 2-6 hours per day.  Experience is not needed; training is provided.  Please call the Museum Executive Director at (805)933-0076 for more information.
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Bolton Hall Museum
"Second Saturday Historical Program" 
September 8, 2018

Mark your calendars now for the return of Bolton Hall Museum's monthly 2nd Saturday programs with the story of Rockhaven on at 1 p.m. September 8th.  Rockhaven, located in LaCrescenta, was established in 1923 as a refuge for women with mild mental and nervous disorders and is now owned by the City of Glendale.  Our speaker, president of Friends of Rockhaven Joanna Linkchorst, will tell us some of the remarkable stories associated with Rockhaven and its hopes for the future. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.



Southern California Wing Commemorative Air Force

CAF Museum Gift Shop is having a T-shirt sale. Our Warbird image (short sleeve) t-shirts are on sale for $20 each or 2 for $35.00. Available for purchase only in the Museum Gift shop. (Subject to availability)

For more information call 805.482.0064 or go to



Camp Roberts Museum Day
Sat., Sept 22
12:00 - 4:00 PM

A patriotic tribute to our military at Sculpterra Winery

Enjoy military vehicles, displays, and booths; live music by MONTE MILLS and the Lucky Horseshoe Band; patriotic addresses by civic and military leaders; classic and vintage cars; silent auction; mega raffle; premiere wine-tasting; free giveaways; delicious hot Santa Maria-style barbecue beef sandwiches and cold drinks; vehicle rides through the vineyards; and plenty of surprises and fun!
 
Proceeds go to the All-Volunteer Camp Roberts Museum - California's Official Military Museum



Olivas Adobe 
"Music Under the Stars"
Continues Every Saturday in August

Music Under the Stars series continues each Saturday during August.

Bring yourself and friends for a night of music that will stimulate you to get up and dance the night away. Bring your own picnic meal for the night. There is a full bar on site. You may however, bring your own alcohol to imbibe. The
Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters do have a cantina of snacks and nonalcoholic
beverages on site. A number of the shows are sold out, but not all.

So, if you're looking to have a wonderful music filled night under the stars, get your tickets now. The link below will provide you with all the information you need for shows and tickets. 

Our regular weekend tours from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM will still be available.




Motte Historical Museum

The Collection: The History: The Barn:
This pristine collection represents the years of enthusiasm and  passion the Motte family has for their antique/classic vehicles.
Classic cars range from 1910 - 1969. The museum includes  antiques, a small cinema with a collection of movies available to view,
community history and the legacy of the Pioneer Motte Farming family.   Stroll the museum at your leisure or enjoy a guided tour.  The Mottes are often on site for a personalized tour.

Weddings at the Barn:
The venue is available to rent for your special day. Wedding packages
Include tables, chairs, 18' x 18' professional dance floor, wedding arch,  staff to set-up, maintain and break down. Receptions can be held inside  and the museum has a majestic garden area for the wedding ceremony.   In the event of inclement weather the barn can be utilized for both  wedding and reception. Wedding packages include security officer a nd in house coordinator. Use our preferred vendors or bring in your  own licensed professionals.

Book A Party at the Barn:
Birthday, Anniversary, Holiday, Business, or Baby Shower: we love to  Party at the Barn. The Museum is available for your party or business  event; fees vary and are based on amount of guests attending and hours
rented. Call for a customized quote.

Annual Open House - February 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fun for the Entire Family!

Please join us as the Motte Family opens their doors to treat you to  a wonderful museum tour of classic cars, community history,  live entertainment and complimentary raffle prize drawings.
7th Annual Big Barn Classic Car Show April 27, 2019.   Save the date for the 7th Annual Motte Historical Museum  "Big Barn Classic Car Show". Watch for more information.
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, Holidays or when the facility  is reserved for a private wedding/ event. Please check the
website for additional closure days.

The Motte Historical Museum
is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization. 
951-928-3210, or