The Leonis Adobe Museum, designated as Los Angeles City Cultural Landmark #1,  is a historical monument and living history museum dedicated to restoring, preserving, and sharing California ranch life in the late 1880's.  Experience life on ranch this summer during the family friendly Lil' Ranchers Summer Program.  Learn more about this and other events in the Events Section below.  
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 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!

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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 or click here to see it now! 

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Sun., July 1
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
"Summer Picnic Day"

Enjoy a classic summer picnic with your family and friends at the Homestead! Bring your own picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds of the museum. Declare your independence and celebrate with games, crafts, history, and more!

Free Admission!
Sun., July 1
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Dudley Historic Museum
"Open House and Buggy Rides"

In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Freddie the American Mini Horse will be in attendance for photos and buggy rides from 1:30 to 3.  

$5 donation asked from riders for Freddie's expenses.  

The museum, built in 1892, is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets in Ventura. 

Sat., July 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planes of Fame Air Museum
"Living History Flying Day"

Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on July 7, 2018, featuring the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. A speaker panel comprised of distinguished aviation experts, historians, authors and veterans may be featured, followed by a question & answer period. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is scheduled to be on display and perform a flight demonstration (schedule is subject to change).
Time: Gates open at 9:00 am. Event starts at 10:00 until 12:00 pm
General $11
Children: $4
Children 4 and under are Free
Parking is always free!

Sat., July 7
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ojai Valley Museum
"Opening Reception - StArchitecture: Ojai by Design"
Join us at the museum for a free opening reception for "StARCHITECTURE: Ojai By Design." The exhibition highlights Ojai Valley buildings by well-known architects who worked in a variety of styles. 

No Host Wine

Sat., July 7
6:00 PM - 10 PM
Will Rogers State Historic Park 
"Street Food Cinema presents E.T.

Street Food Cinema will present E.T. at Will Rogers Historic Park in Pacific Palisade.  Featuring food from:  Baby's Badass Burgers, Belly Bombz, Cousins Maine Lobster, Humble Crust Pizza, The Tropic Truck, Wise BBQ, Dreamy Creations, Drunken Cake Pops & more!

Tickets on sale at:

Sun., July 8
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
"Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe"

Squish some history between your toes at Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe! Guests will have the opportunity to make real adobe bricks, plaster the horno, construct a mini-adobe home, compete in mud relay races, and much more as they learn about Southern California's adobe soil and its many uses throughout history.
Adobe is one of the oldest known building materials. Adobe bricks are traditionally made of the local soil, mixed with sand, water, and straw - and then set to dry in the sun for weeks. It took more than 20,000 bricks to construct the adobe home at Rancho Los Cerritos back in 1844. The property owner, John Temple, chose this building material because it was commonly available in the region at that time, unlike wood or fired bricks.  His workers did a great job, since the adobe is still standing more than a century and a half later! 
Mud-themed activities include digging through the adobe soil in our archaeology lab, seeing and touching insects that live in the local soil, throwing a clay pot, and playing mud-related games. For those who prefer to stay neat and tidy, activities including fossil making, Mud Mania trivia, and paper crafts. Live bluegrass music will accompany the fun.
$7 for adults 
$5 for children (12 and younger). 
Admission includes access to all of the festival's activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Guests at Mud Mania are required to park in the overflow lot across from our entrance or on the street; carpooling is desirable. No more than six children per adult, please.
Shoes are required, except in the mud pit, and guests are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring a towel plus a change of attire for the ride home. "De-mudding" stations will also be available for limited clean up; showers will not be available. For more details, or to purchase tickets, visit:

Sat., July 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Maritime Museum of San Diego
"Performance of Eve Selis" 

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world's largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, announces the performance of Eve Selis Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

The internationally acclaimed folk, rock and country female vocalist will entertain guests at this one-of-a-kind waterfront concert held aboard the historic 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley. Eve has won dozens of San Diego Music Awards and shared the stage with A-list performers including Chris Isaak, Joan Osborne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dwight Yoakam, Hootie and the Blowfish, Heart, Doobie Brothers, America, Jewel, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, UB40 and many more.
$30 for adults 
$20 for children 12 and under. 


Sat., July 14
2:30 PM 
Bolton Hall Museum
"Chasing History - Treasure Hunt, Car Rally, Scavenger Hunt" 

This is your chance to be awesome, creative, a teacher, a learner and a team builder. And have braggable fun doing it! Little Landers Historical Society has researched and written clues to 16 of our Foothills' most intriguing historical sites-from Lake View Terrace to La Crescenta!

Teams compete using clues we provide, sleuthing and the Internet to find the most locations. Then email us your most creative photo from each site. (Props help!)

Choose a team including teachable kids, fun-loving friends, and curious people.

Teams paying $40/car compete for number of locations found and most creative photo. 

Teams paying $75/car get full driving directions to each site, so they only compete in photo creativity. Please order dinner tickets when ordering your car ticket.

As your Chase winds down - anytime you feel like it between 5 and 6 PM - everyone gathers at McGroarty Art Center for tall tales, prizes, and a Mexican food dinner, drinks and dessert.

Sign up online or visit Bolton Hall Museum during regular hours. Rules will also be posted online so you don't miss a step. See you there!

Sat., July 14
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rancho Los Alamitos
Pepper Gardening - Culinary & Cocktail Workshop"

Andrew Anderson returns to demonstrate his favorite recipes and to teach guests about the planting, care and feeding of peppers. Food & drink demo and tasting.  

$70 per person 
$55 per RLA member

Sat., July 14
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Olivas Adobe 
"Music Under the Stars Series Kicks Off"

July 14 at the Olivas Adobe kicks off the Music Under the Stars series.
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 - 3:00 will still be available.

Sat., July 14
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Heritage Square Museum
"Community Garden Work Day"

Our kitchen garden is representative of side yard gardens during the Victorian Era. Run by volunteers, ours features a variety of heirloom fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Crops get switched out seasonally so there are always new things to see and work with.

You are welcome to bring your family and friends no matter their skill level. Tools and instruction will be provided. We suggest you bring your own gloves but it is not necessary. Water, sunblock, and hats are also suggested.

Sun., July 15
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
The Pleasant Valley Historical Society 
"2018 Bee and Butterfly Day"

The Pleasant Valley Historical Society will present an event to welcome butterflies and California native bees to our garden.  Come join us on Sunday, July 15 from 1 - 4 PM at the PVHS Botanical Garden, 720 North Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 93010. 
Our first guest speaker is biologist Michael Glenn from the Ventura County Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Michael is a specialist in placing native plants in urban gardens to enhance the attraction of pollinators and to offer sources of nutrition for pollinators under stress. He leads the Fish and Wildlife Service's Schoolyard Habitat Program in Ventura County.
Our second presenters will be familiar to you if you have attended previous events. Lynne Godin and Rick Krause will describe their years of work with Monarch Butterflies. Lynne always thrills the child in all of us by releasing Butterflies.
We'll be giving away seed packets to attract beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden, and there will be a crafts center for the children.  We'll have butterfly and bee friendly plants, books, and packs of native wildflower seed mix as well as pollinator plants for sale. 
This event is open to the public without charge and promises to offer a fun time for the whole family.

Sun., July 15
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
"Dinosaurs to People: Reliving Orange County's Past"

Did you know that Orange County was home to the Hadrosaur, a dinosaur that roamed our neighborhoods during prehistoric times? Join Heritage Museum of Orange County's 4th Annual From Dinosaurs to People: Reliving Orange County's Past.

This one-day only, free family event will explore Orange County's rich heritage of cultural history, natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, natural habitat, and local Native American history to the community. 

Sun., July 15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
"Sunday Speaker Series Featuring Jaime Avila"

Join us at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center for the next installment in the Sunday Speaker Series! The first European settlers in both California and New Mexico arrived from Mexico under the Spanish flag. Did both states have a Rancho Period? Well yes and no! Join Jaime Avila as he elaborates on the comparisons of the history of California and New Mexico before they became part of the United States, along with expounding on the experiences of the Californios and Nuevo Mejicanos.


Tues., July 17
10:00 AM 
"Under the Hood Day"

Do not miss this rare opportunity to view the mechanics that transform these rolling sculptures into automobiles!  The museum is currently featuring some of the most beautiful cars in the world including Bugatti, Delahaye, Talbot-Lago, Hispano-Suiza, and more!  The event will begin with a talk on French engine design by Larry Crane.
Admission - $40 per person
Mullin 1000 Club Members - $20
Groups of 3 or more - $30 per person!  Reservations are required, and may be made by calling 805-385-5400 or by visiting our website - 

Thurs., July 19
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Dana Adobe
"UnClassical Series: Harpeth Rising"

DANA and Festival Mozaic are teaming up to present the UnClassical Series: Harpeth Rising!
Harpeth Rising plays Chamberfolk, original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.
DANA's tickets will come with wine and dinner in the visitor center followed by the outdoor concert on Thursday, July 19. Reception and dinner start at 5:30 pm and the concert at 7:30 pm to 9:30 PM. 

Dinner & Concert Ticket $75 

Concert-only ticket $45 

To order tickets, call 805-929-5679 or mail a check to DANA at 
Nipomo, CA 93444


Sun., July 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pasadena Museum of History
"The Martian's are Coming! Community Free Day"

Enjoy free admission to the exhibition  Dreaming the Universe  and theatrical readings from Martians - An Evening with Ray Bradbury  by Arcane Theatre Works (performances at 1:30 & 2:30 pm), plus science fiction related activities for kids of all ages.

Fri., July 27
6:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight 
Bolton Hall Museum
"Museum by Moonlight"

Bolton Hall Museum celebrates July's Full Moon with a special evening event on July 27, 2018, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until midnight.  Visitors are encouraged to arrive anytime during the evening and stay as long as they like to enjoy moon games, music, videos, treats, history and telescopic full moon viewing. 
This event is family friendly, free, open to the public and everyone is welcome. 


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.
Adults: $5
Students & Seniors: $3

Now - Mid-July
"She Sang Me a Good Luck Song Photo Exhibit"

Filled with stunning photographs revealing the richness and vibrancy of contemporary Native Californian cultures, She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs of Dugan Aguilar is a new statewide traveling exhibition.
The exhibit, which is being hosted at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center until mid-July, features portraits and landscapes that subvert the typical romanticized narrative of Native peoples. 
The exhibit is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM and Sundays from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission is $5.

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.  

$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"!

Now - July 8
California Oil Museum
"When Dams Fail: Lessons Learned from St. Francis and Other Notable Incidents"

Three minutes before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, sending 12.4 billion gallons of water downstream, killing over 400 people and forever changing the communities in its 54-mile destructive path.  Floodwaters traveled down San Francisquito Canyon to the Santa Clarita Valley, then turned west following the Santa Clara River south of Piru, Fillmore, and Santa Paula, through unincorporated Ventura County, out to the Pacific Ocean.
In remembrance of the 90th anniversary of the St. Francis Dam disaster, the California Oil Museum will exhibit "When Dams Fail: Lessons Learned from St. Francis and Other Notable Incidents."  This exhibit covers more than a century of time and provides a look into several of America's dreadful dam disasters, the impact on the lives of those affected, and the lessons learned through investigative research and retrospective evaluations.


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.

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

Now Open
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.

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.

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. 


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.

Bolton Hall Museum
New Hours

Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, CA, announces new open hours for the 2018 summer months.  From June 1 through August 31, Bolton Hall Museum will be open to the public as follows:
Friday, 5-8 p.m. (new)
Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (continuing)
During the summer months this year, the Museum will not be open on Tuesday afternoons for the time being. This change is being made to allow more individuals who work or go to school on weekdays to visit Bolton Hall Museum. In addition, an option to visit the Museum and the surrounding Little Landers Park on a balmy summer evening is a pleasant alternative to the hotter afternoon hours.

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

Opens June 3
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lo ng Beach  Heritage 
"Great Homes of Long Beach: 
Architectural Jewels in Historic Neighborhoods Available For Viewing" 

Six architecturally distinguished homes throughout the city will be open for viewing on Sunday, June 3rd, 12 noon to 5 p.m., during the "The Great Homes of Long Beach" home tour benefiting Long Beach Heritage.

Beautiful homes in the Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Los Cerritos, and California Heights neighborhoods will be featured. A highlight of this year's tour is a 1911 classic Craftsman on Ocean Boulevard. The current owner, whose passion for design and attention to detail, transformed an early bungalow into a masterpiece of Craftsman style. Features include rich, hand-crafted wood and iron work as well as original Craftsman, Art Nouveau, and modern elements in over 5,000 square feet of living space.

Another unique Long Beach neighborhood featured on the tour is called Eliot Lane. Eliot Lane is a one-block historic district with small-scale homes lining a narrow street. The homes were all built in 1923 by a single builder, Boland & Smith, and represent an early subdivision of modest homes. All the original construction remains in place today.

At each home, Long Beach Heritage docents will greet visitors and highlight the various interior and exterior features and any known history about the home.

Tickets are $40, or $35 for Long Beach Heritage members. Reservations are limited. To purchase tickets, order online at or send a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Long Beach Heritage, PO Box 92521, Long Beach, CA 90809 with "Great Home Tour" on the check's memo line.

Proceeds from the tour support the Bembridge House, a 1906 Queen Anne Victorian on the National Registry of Historic Places and owned by Long Beach Heritage. The home is being lovingly restored by the organization and serves as a cultural resource for Long Beach residents.

For more information, 
call  (562) 493-7019 or visit

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. 
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