June 2019, Vol. 87
This Month's Featured P2H Site:
First garrisoned by the US Army in 1854, Fort Tejon was the center of activity between the Los Angeles and Stockton areas for nearly ten years in the 1850s and 1860s. The fort was abandoned on September 11, 1864. Today, it is a California State Historic Park. The Fort Tejon History Association promotes its educational, historical, and interpretive activities, including the Civil War Program.
36th Annual Civil War Reenactment
Sat, Jun 1 - Sun, Jun 2
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Victorian Tea
Sat, Jun 15
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Learn More - Reservations Encouraged!
Social Highlights: #MuseumWeek!
The International Printing Museum shared this turn-of-the-century photograph of a woman at a Linotype Junior for Monday's theme, #WomenInCulture. (You can see a Linotype Junior in the Museum's gallery!)
The Leonis Adobe Museum shared a photo of the Plummer House's original wallpaper, a sample usually kept secured in the special collections, for Tuesday's theme, #SecretsMW.
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Passport 2 History unites the sites, collections, experiences, and organizations that tell the story of Southern and Central California and its people.

We celebrate the institutions that take visitors back in time, showcase local experiences and talent, and preserve the artifacts and monuments of our state's rich heritage. We proudly invite you to enjoy all they have to offer. Participating sites submit events, exhibits, and announcements to be included in this newsletter each month. Keep scrolling to browse this month's activities!
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Events Calendar*
Fri, May 31 – Sun, Jun 9
Bembridge House/Long Beach Heritage
Long Beach Architecture Week
Sun, Jun 2, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
The Annual Great Homes Tour, a self-driving architecture tour presented by Long Beach Heritage, was selected as a featured event for this year’s inaugural Long Beach Architecture Week.
The week will include a series of tours, events and educational opportunities that celebrate architecture, preservation, sustainability, and new development. A special issue of Long Beach Home + Living Magazine will highlight the celebration.

Prices vary by tour; see tour prices here.
Sat, Jun 1
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planes of Fame Air Museum
Living History Flying Day - P-47
Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on June 1, 2019, featuring the Republic P-47G Thunderbolt. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible.
General: $15
Children 5-11: $6
Children 4 and under are free!
Parking is always free!
Sat, Jun 1
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Creation Station
Get creative with history! Using and experimenting with a wide variety of colorful and natural materials, children can create seasonal arts and crafts. This drop-in program takes place rain or shine. June's theme is Rainbow Surprise.
Sat, Jun 1 - Sun, Jun 2
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ft. Tejon
36th Annual Civil War Reenactment
Watch volunteers present skirmishes and demonstrate the tactics used in the eastern United States during the American Civil War. See troops of the Union and Confederate Armies, all authentically uniformed and equipped. Meet the soldiers & civilians. Tour their camps and see how they lived.

Saturday program includes:
- Period Base Ball game
- Afternoon Battle

Sunday Program:
- Presidential PRESS CONFERENCE with President Lincoln on Sunday at 10:00 AM
- Two Battles of approximately 30-45 minutes each on Sunday
- Gettysburg Address
- The Surrender of Appomattox
Adults: $10
Children 7-17: $5
Children 6 and under: FREE
Scouts in uniform: $2
Sun, Jun 2
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Dudley House
Docent-Led Tours
The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. along with a visit from historian Beth Miller who will share her collection of vintage toys from 1 to 3. Admission is free. The museum is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets in Ventura. For information please call (805) 642-3345.
Sat, Jun 8
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing
Living History Presentation Series
D-Day & P-51 Mustang
This June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most pivotal events in military history: D-Day, the amphibious invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe. On Saturday, June 8th, almost 75 years to the day, the C.A.F. Southern California Wing is hosting an event commemorating this momentous event and the P-51 Mustang, North American’s war-winning fighter. There will be an exciting and diverse presentation and the unit’s Historian, Ron Fleishman, will outline the history of C.A.F. SoCal’s P-51D Man O’ War. The event will conclude, weather and maintenance permitting, with a Mustang flying for you. Experience Living History!
Adults: $10 Donation
Sat, Jun 8
11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:00 PM
Leonis Adobe Museum
High Tea Served by Ye Olde King's Head

Reservations recommended; please call Ye Olde King's Head at (310) 451-1402 to reserve a spot.

Relax on the front veranda of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #1 with tea, finger sandwiches, scones, and more delightful treats. Three sittings will be held – 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.
Please call Ye Olde King’s Head to make a reservation or to learn more. (310) 451 1402. Walk-ins welcome!

Please call Ye Olde King's Head for prices

Sat, Jun 8
12:00 – 2:30 PM
Rancho Los Alamitos
Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens at the Rancho

Tour the Rancho’s nationally recognized gardens which were planned and executed in the early decades of the 20th century under the careful guidance of owner Florence Green Bixby using outstanding landscape architects and plantsmen of the era. Your guide will be the Rancho’s own historic gardens expert, Janet Brown Becker. Ms. Becker has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in California garden design and history from UC Berkeley. She studied under the Rancho’s preeminent landscape architectural consultants, Russell Beatty and David Streatfield. Ms. Becker oversees the historic interpretation, curatorial documentation and horticultural integrity of the Rancho’s gardens.
Sat, Jun 8
1:00 PM
Bolton Hall
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Legends

Little Landers Historical Society announces the next in its series of monthly 2nd Saturday historical and educational programs. Join us at Bolton Hall Museum at 1 p.m. on June 8th for the story of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the final resting place for many of Hollywood's most famous characters. 

Our speaker, E.J. Stephens and his wife, Kim, have authored books about Hollywood and Southern California History. They have their own travel company and host tours of film sites throughout Southern California.

Sun, Jun 9
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Doctors House Museum
Goat Yoga Fundraiser
TGHS and Hello Critter present Goat Yoga on the green grass of the Doctors House Museum on Sunday, June 9 from 1 PM - 3 PM to help raise funds to make much needed repairs to the front entrance of the museum.
Your $30 admission can be purchased at and shall include one 30 minute session with the goats, a grand tour of the museum, and hand churned goat cheese ice cream (while supplies last).
Participants must weigh a minimum of 75 lbs and prepare themselves to have a grand time raising funds for our beloved museum. We also suggest you bring a mat or towel, and wear sunscreen.

Tours will take place until 4 PM.
Thurs, Jun 13
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Recovery and Demise of Marine Protected Areas in the Channel Islands
Lecture by Dirk Rosen
Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands pioneered the implementation of networked Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in 2003. This California mandate eventually resulted in creation of the 124 networked reserves, the largest such network. Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE) was formed to fill the knowledge gap in deep-sea ecosystems through deployment of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Dirk Rosen will discuss the collaborative work of numerous government agencies and MARE, deploying ROVs inside and outside MPAs to document change over time in fish and invertebrate populations. So far the results are mostly promising, with large population increases among the most targeted fish species over the past 15 years.
SBMM Members: $10
Non-Members: $20
Sat, Jun 15
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Workshop: Clapper Stick Instruments
Join us for a series of special events connected to our latest exhibit, “Tevaaxa’nga (Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People.” In this workshop, Tongva artist Craig Torres will lead a workshop where participants can create clapper stick instruments from elderberry bush branches. This workshop is recommended for adults and children 8 and up.
Sat, Jun 15
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Ft. Tejon State Historic Park
Victorian Tea
Reservations highly encouraged.
Fort Tejon Historical Association is cordially hosting a Victorian Tea Party for adults and children seven years and older On Saturday, June the 15th, 2019, at 12 o'clock at Fort Tejon State Historic Park, Lebec, California. Tea party attire of gloves, hats & lace encouraged but not required.
Fine teas will be brewed, delicate finger sandwiches with delectable desserts and more shall be enjoyed.
Due to limited available space, reservations are highly encouraged. For reservations and information, please contact Karina Dunbar at
Adults: $25
Children: $15
Sat, Jun 15
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Rancho Camulos Museum
Days of Wine and Spirits at Camulos
Presentation by local historian Judy Triem includes research on Ventura County’s viticulture history, followed by a wine tasting sponsored by local vintner Bruce Freeman of Clos des Amis wines of Santa Paula, complemented by a delectable charcuterie board.
Non-Members: $30
Museum members enter free.
Sat, Jun 15 - Sun, Jun 16
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
San Diego Maritime Museum
Annual Father’s Day Sail

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, will host their annual Father’s Day sail event Saturday, June 15 or Sunday, June 16, 2019. Sail aboard Maritime Museum tall ships including schooner Californian, official tall ship of California or San Salvador, the 1542 Spanish galleon replica while enjoying lunch and beer or soft drinks during the three-hour sail on San Diego Bay. Passengers have the option to join the lively crew and trim the sails or simply relax and enjoy the weekend sail on San Diego Bay.
Adults: $99
Children 3-12: $59
Sun, Jun 16
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Father's Day Wooden Boat Show, Classic Cars & Treasure Sale
Celebrating the style and design of sea and land vehicles. A unique and fun filled Father's Day event at the Channel Islands Maritime. Enjoy beautiful wooden boats, classic cars and woodies, live music, food trucks and a huge Treasure Sale.
Boat Access Only: $3
CIMM & Boat Access
Adults: $10
Seniors & Active Military: $8
Students 6-17 years: $6
Children under 6: Free
Tues, Jun 18
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mullin Automotive Museum
Under The Hood
Reservations Required.
Once again!
It is time to check out the French Automobile Engines at the Mullin Automotive Museum. Introductory presentation on French engine design by Larry Crane at 10:15am, followed by docent-guided tours.
Adults: $40
Seniors: $36
Mullin 1000 Members: $20
Monaco Members: FREE
Members’ Guests: $20/ea (max. 2)
Wed, Jun 19
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Rancho Los Alamitos
Cool Craft Roundup at the Rancho: Summer Solstice
Summer Solstice: Sunshine is important for plants and livestock on a ranch. Celebrate summer while making sun visors and sun catchers and be sure to check out the sundial in the Rose Garden.
This a free Summer Activity at Rancho Los Alamitos for elementary school-aged children. Bring the kids for fun learning about a variety of ranch-related subjects from livestock to planting through craft projects and games. An adult must accompany children.
Fri, Jun 21
4:30 – 7:30 PM
Dana Adobe Cultural Center
Romancing the West Dinner Show
Join us for the critically acclaimed documentary concert "Romancing the West" and an Italian dinner buffet at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo! Doors will open at 4:00 PM, while dinner and show start at 4:30 PM. Don't miss out on this fun event!
$45 per ticket
Sat, Jun 22
10:00 AM
Banning Museum
Keeping History Alive Lecture Series
California Confederates: The Curious Tale of the Schooner J. M. Chapman and the Knights of the Golden Circle
While Phineas Banning was a staunch Unionist, the Los Angeles Anglo population at the time of the Civil War was 70 percent Southern Sympathizers.
In 1863 a group of California secessionists conspire to outfit a small schooner as a privateer, steal gold and silver shipments bound for the Union, and revitalize the increasingly cash-starved Confederacy. This lecture presented by Michael D. White, a vocational maritime and Civil War historian and researcher, will tell the true story of how their plot was hatched, discovered and thwarted. There will be a question and answer session after the lecture.
Non-Members: $5
Members: FREE
Children under 12: FREE
Sat, Jun 22
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Drum Barracks Civil War Technology Fair
We are bringing out the big guns for this free event! Talk to a blacksmith, send a telegram, and watch a cannon being fired. Enjoy demonstrations and interactive displays on wet-plate photography, printing, railroads, bullet making, mounted cavalry and the air balloon corps. Take a self-guided tour of the Drum Barracks Junior Officers’ Quarters and listen to free lectures in our research library. Children can participate in a free “Passport to Technology” activity for a prize (while supplies last). For additional information or for a schedule of lectures and demonstrations please contact the museum.
Sat, Jun 22
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
Wine & Cheese Fundraiser
Join us for our Annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser! Let's make a toast to Montebello's oldest historical site with a glass of fine wine! Enjoy a pleasant evening with your friends and neighbors; enjoy some snacks, cheese, fruit, local art, acoustic music, and history! Permanent and new exhibits will be open for viewing.
Non-Members: $20
Montebello Historical Society Members: $15
Sat, Jun 22
6:30 – 10:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Romancing the West
Romancing the West is a documentary concert featuring singer/songwriter Christina Lynn Martin and cowboy balladeer Butch Martin. Spanning more than 250 years of the history of the people of the American West, the show captures the trials and triumphs of the diverse people who have inhabited the west.

Tickets include a catered dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, and the show.
Adults: $45
Children: $20 (18 and under or college student w/ ID)
Thurs, Jun 27
5:00 – 9:00 PM
Camarillo Ranch
Throwback Thursday Food Truck Festival
Join us from 5-9 pm on the LAST Thursday of each month between April-September 2019 for food trucks, local beer and wine, and live entertainment! Admission is FREE and money spent at the event helps support our Educational Programs and Historic Preservation.
Sat, Jun 29
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
International Print Museum
The Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the Country’s Birthday with our Founding Fathers, otherwise known as “The Confounding Brothers!” Ben Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson will give a humorous and thought provoking account of the creation of The Declaration of Independence and how our nation came to be.
The day’s festivities include special working tours of the Printing Museum collections, including the opportunity to print your own Declaration on Franklin’s Colonial press. Take home lots of patriotic souvenirs printed on our authentic presses. Admission includes lunch in Madame Brillon’s French Garden de Liberte, serenaded by our 18th Century musicians. Activities for the whole family throughout the day.
General: $15 per person
Group Rate (up to 4 people): $50
Sat, Jun 29
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Murphy Auto Museum
7th Annual Vintage Trailer Show
This is the biggest show of the year! Tour 40+ Vintage Trailers and campers. Plus, these trailers are all decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot. On display are 90+ vintage cars, Americana, period clothing and one of the largest H/O scale train layouts around. Food and music too! This is our signature yearly event. You don't want to miss the fun!
General: $10
Kids 12 and under: FREE
Active Military: FREE
Opening June 1!
Through July 27
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
Apollo at the Adobe
Visit the Sanchez Adobe Museum to see replicas of Neil Armstrong’s moon gloves and Michael Collins in-flight jacket plus vintage NASA models, patches, and photographs.
Closing June 30!
Camarillo Ranch
Horesepower At the Ranch: Don Adolfo’s Love of Automobiles
Cars reflect the technological, economical, environmental, and cultural changes in our society. From the car’s creation in the late 19th century, until Adolfo Camarillo’s passing in 1958, the automobile played an important role in his life. “Horsepower at The Ranch” showcases Adolfo’s love of cars - his other horses - in displays of model cars that were around in his lifetime, maps, photographs, articles, and more.
Through Jul 21
California Oil Museum
Earth from Space

Dozens of orbiting satellites produce images of our dynamic planet. These images reveal patterns and structures on the Earth’s surface and give us insights on how our planet works. Join us at the California Oil Museum as we display some of these amazing images in our newest exhibit, Earth from Space.
Earth from Space is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air and
Space Museum. The exhibition has been made possible by Global Imagination. Additional support has been provided by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Through Aug 26
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Marine Megatropolis (1974-1981)
Photographs by Bob Evans

A photographic journey beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel, where marine life finds a sanctuary to thrive.
The Exhibit includes 23 spectacular images selected from expeditions by Bob Evans and Andrew J. McMullen of La Mer Bleu Productions in Santa Barbara. Bob and Andy photo-documented the marine life as it developed beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel between 1974 and 1981.
Through Sept 15
Pasadena Museum of History
GIDDY UP: Children Take the Reins

Bask in the joyful ambiance of quintessential childhood amusements in a uniquely “touchable” exhibition, "Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins." Curated by local collector and conservator Lourinda Bray, the exhibition will be on view May 5 through September 15, 2019.

The PMH galleries will be filled with a dizzying array of more than thirty-five smaller scaled carousel horses and exotic creatures that visitors of all ages will be able to see – and touch. An enchanting photo booth will feature a double-seat Polar Bear from an English carousel by J.R. Anderson, circa 1920, that children and adults can climb on for a special keepsake photo.

Through Sept 30
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Arthur Beaumont's “Art of the Sea”

Arthur Beaumont’s “Art of the Sea,” curated by The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, will be open in the Gould Eddy Gallery, located on the lower deck of the Berkeley . Beaumont’s body of work encompasses numerous portraits of specific naval vessels, including mighty aircraft carriers and battleships as well as personal yachts of presidents and celebrities. His art portrays not only admirals but also common sailors and soldiers. They formed the core of his series of significant wartime commissions for National Geographic Magazine. In 1958, Beaumont was named Artist Laureate of the U.S. Fleet.

Through Sept 30
Maritime Museum of San Diego
“Sea & Shore” Plein Air Paintings

Open concurrently with the Beaumont art exhibit, the Museum is proud to introduce “Sea and Shore” on display in the Compass Gallery located on the main level of the Berkeley. This art exhibit features submissions from members of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego (PAPASAN). The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego have been on the plein air scene since 1999, painting the essence of San Diego, whose very identity is uniquely defined by the sea. PAPASAN members paint San Diego’s beautiful beaches, tidepools, estuaries, harbors and marinas. The art of painting en plein air, or painting outdoors, is an essential endeavor for an artist. Plein air painting is perhaps one of the most difficult genres to master.

Through Oct 20
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Rum Running: Sailors and Prohibition

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is proud to present its newest exhibit,  Rum Running: Sailors and Prohibition.
Artifacts and material highlight local rum running in Santa Barbara, one of the busiest places in California during Prohibition. The exhibit tells the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its connection to Santa Barbara. Covering more than 400 years, the exhibit illuminates the new world’s first distilled spirit, from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to the role of slavery. The exhibit explores the stories of British and American sailors, Prohibition bootlegging and rum running, and "speakeasies," additionally highlighting the story of pioneer rum runner Bill McCoy and Real McCoy Rum.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
Tibahangna to Today: Stories of the Tongva People
Join us to celebrate our exhibition of artifacts, photographs, and historical documents highlighting the history and culture of the Tongva/Gabrielino people. To learn more or RSVP, click below:

Olivas Adobe Historical Park
Olivas Adobe Historical Tours
Visit the Olivas Adobe Historical Park for a guided tour! Call 805-658-4728 or click below for information.
* Kindly note that while we strive to list the most accurate information available at the time of publishing this newsletter, it is always best to contact the site / museum directly to confirm the dates and times of events, exhibits, and announcements listed. Thank you!
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