November 2018, Vol. 80
This Month's Featured P2H Site:
Established in 1999, the DANA Adobe Cultural Center and Dana Adobe sits on 130 acres of preserved land. DANA engages visitors through interpretation of the California Rancho Era and connects them to the peoples, land, and resources of the region through environmental stewardship and cultural understanding.

This month, join the DANA Adobe Cultural Center for an exhibit of California landscapes by Milford Zornes, Sun and Wind, by the Sea: California Landscapes by Milford Zornes , opening Saturday, November 17th. But before that, don't miss your chance to sample the flavors of the Nipomo region inside DANA's new visitor center at Taste of Nipomo!

Taste of Nipomo
Sun, Nov 11, 2 PM - 4 PM
Come and sample the delicious food, wine, and beer of the Nipomo region during this year's Taste of Nipomo event at the newly-opened DANA Visitor Center! Featuring live music by Akusae, a silent auction, tours of the new Cultural Center and a cozy bonfire with port and cigars and s'mores, this event is one you don't want to miss!

All funds made will go towards developing the exhibits and educational programs at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center. Tickets are $35 per person and $60 per couple. Space is limited; advance reservations strongly suggested.

You can also reserve tickets in person at the DANA Visitor Center or by calling (805) 929-5679.

About the Passport 2 History Program*
Passport 2 History unites the sites, collections, experiences, and organizations that tell the story of Southern and Central California and its people.

Get to know the amazing people and cultures that made California what it is. See how they lived and learn what they contributed to the development of the Golden State. Travel back in time through living history museums, reenactments, and beautifully preserved historic sites. Or visit exhibits showcasing the works of up-and-coming local artists. With an amazing variety of sites, P2H has something for everyone!

Passport 2 History celebrates the institutions that do all this and more. 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.
For more details, visit us at our website  or check out our social media pages below.
And join the Facebook Group!
How it Works:

Pick up a  "Passport 2 History" passport book at any of our participating sites for $5 and explore 83 historic sites in Southern and Central California. 

Collect "Passport 2 History" stamps when you visit each participating site. You'll get special benefits and prizes.

When you collect stamps from all participating institutions, be sure to return your passport book to the Leonis Adobe Museum for your prize.
Check out YouTuber Look Who's Blogging's visit to the International Printing Museum!
What's New at the
Open to the Public
Fridays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Plus special events - see below!
Passport 2 History is brought to you by the Leonis Adobe Museum in beautiful Old Town Calabasas. The Leonis Adobe Museum is Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #1 and a functioning ranch - complete with farm animals!
To learn more about the Leonis Adobe Museum, be sure to view KCET's Visiting with Huell Howser episode about the Leonis Adobe, available online here, on YouTube .
Upcoming at the Leonis Adobe Museum

The Leonis Adobe Museum will be open for regular public hours throughout November, with possible exception on the Friday following Thanksgiving (11/23). Check our social media for updates.

Holiday Roundup
Sat., Dec 1
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Once you've napped off the turkey feast and sent home the last of the relatives with armfuls of leftovers, start looking forward to our annual Winter Celebration! Join the longhorns for seasonal cheer, holiday crafts and music, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more.

General: $8
Members: FREE
Under 2: FREE  | 818-222-6511 |
For additional info, visit us on our Yelp page.
Sat., Nov 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planes of Fame
Living History Flying Day: The Great War

Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on November 3, 2018, featuring "The Great War." A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The WWI aircraft will be on display and perform a flight demonstration (subject to change). At 12:00 noon, the flight demonstration will happen, weather permitting.

General: $15
Children: $6
Children 4 and under: FREE

Parking is free.

Sat., Nov 3
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oxnard Historic Farm Park
Ventura County Farm Day

Come enjoy food, drinks, music, games, antique tractors and implements, historic crop samples, and vintage printing press demonstrations!

Admission is free!

Sun., Nov 4
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Murphy Auto Museum
2nd Annual Garage Sale

This is a big fundraising event for us. Please drop your car-related and model railroad related donations now and up to the day of the garage sale during our normal operating hours. Only car-related and model railroad related items will be accepted. Come on by on Nov. 4th to find your treasure.

Sun., Nov 4
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Dudley Historic House
Docent-Led Tours

The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1 to 4 p.m. accompanied by period music. 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 or visit the website at .

Sun., Nov 4
Multi-site Event; see schedule for times
California Oil Museum & VC Agriculture Museum
Free Community Celebration: Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Four Locations in Santa Paula on Sunday, November 4, 2018
Families and Visitors of All Ages Are Invited to Join this Free Community-Wide Celebration
Come and celebrate Día de los Muertos in Santa Paula on Sunday, November 4, 2018! Participating sites will include the California Oil Museum, the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum, Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, and the Santa Paula Art Museum. This free, family-friendly event will include traditional craft making activities, music, Aztec and Folklórico dancers, face painting, storytelling, and altar installations. Día de los Muertos attire is encouraged! Visitors can begin at any of the participating locations and proceed to the rest. Pick up a Día de los Muertos passport and collect a stamp at each of the locations to be entered into a free raffle drawing. The three museums are within walking distance of each other, and Santa Paula Cemetery is located just 1.2 miles from the museums. Free parking will be available at the California Oil Museum, Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, and the Santa Paula Art Museum. Hours and activities vary by location.

Agriculture Museum | 926 Railroad Ave. | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Papel Picado and tissue flower crafts, photo station, facepainting, Disney's Coco , musical entertainment

California Oil Museum | 1001 E Main St. | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mask-making crafts, plus access to permanent collections and newly opened exhibit, Insectology: An Up-Close Look at Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies

Santa Paula Art Museum | 117 N. 10th St. |12:00 - 4:00 PM
Paper flower and La Catrina and El Catrin headpiece crafts, digital "I Spy" activity, Day of the Dead stories, and exhibits, including Local Clay , Sanctuary/Sanctuario: The 25th De Colores Art Show , The Wall , and Spirit Animal , an installation by teens from the Boys and Girls Club

Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery | 380 Cemetery Rd.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Build an altar at the gravesite of a loved one or contribute to a community altar; procession led by Father Charles of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and the Danza Tonantzin Aztec Dancers; Mariachi music; and activities including facepainting, decorating a sugar skull, and Folklórico dancers

Sun., Nov 4
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Dia de los Muertos Fiesta

Festive activities, stage performances and special ofrendas (altars) to honor deceased loved ones and to celebrate life—a special event for the whole family. Featuring local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Original jewelry design, ceramics, home decor and housewares, art, and much more!

Sat., Nov 10
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Rancho los Alamitos
Museum Shop Holiday Open House and Artist Event

Free admission! Shop for unique holiday gifts and decorations with an exhibition by local artists for viewing and purchase.

Sat., Nov 10
1:00 PM
Bolton Hall Museum
Evolution of the Los Angeles Skyline

Little Landers Historical Society announces the next in its series of monthly 2nd Saturday historical educational programs. November’s program will explain the elements and major events that influenced the development of the LA Skyline since 1900. Why do older LA skyscrapers have flat tops? What is happening to older buildings in Los Angeles? These and other questions will be answered.
Our speaker for this program is Dave McMenamin, a native Angeleno and life-long resident of our city, residing in La Crescenta and Shadow Hills for the past 33 years. Mr. McMenamin has a degree in Mathematics from Occidental College and a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA. He is currently Director of Education for Las Angelitas and works with the Los Angeles Conservancy.
This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome

Sat., Nov 10
10:00 AM (see schedule)
Rancho Camulos Museum
Ramona Day

Docent-Led Tours held at 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.

1:00 PM: Screening of D. W. Griffith's 1910 Ramona , filmed at Rancho Camulos

2:00 PM: Lecture by film historian Hugh Munro Neely

3:00 PM: Screening of Edwin Carewe's recovered and restored 1928 Ramona

The Rancho Camulos Museum's celebration of Dolores Del Rio’s 1928 movie Ramona  will feature a day of Ramona- themed activities. This full-length silent film, once considered lost but now recovered and restored, is one of four American-made Ramona films based on Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 novel of the same name.

The Ramona connection is one of the reasons Rancho Camulos became a National Historic Landmark in 2000. It is still the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County.

Preceding the 3:00 PM screening, internationally recognized film historian Hugh Monro Neely will share the amazing history and backstory of this Edwin Carew directed epic. Earlier in the day Mr. Neely will also do a presentation on the DW Griffith 1910 Ramona starring Mary Pickford that was filmed on location at Rancho Camulos and is regularly shown as part of their docent led tours.

Visitors can also take docent-led tours of the historic buildings, visit exhibits such as the new Tataviam Interpretive area, and engage with living history characters. Step back in time at Rancho Camulos, where the history, myth, and romance of old California still linger.

See the Ramona Day schedule and details at . Learn more about Ranch Camulos, Ramona, and the Ramona films at .

Suggested donation of $10 requested.

Sun., Nov 11
12:30 PM & 2:00 PM
Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum
An 1868 Afternoon Tea in Pleasant Valley

In observance of the Pleasant Valley School District’s 150th anniversary, a skit will be performed on November 11, at 12:30 and again at 2 PM at the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum and gazebo (720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo).
The skit will deal with Effa Davenport (at whose home the afternoon tea will take place), Rebecca Mahan, and Polly Sisson, who will meet to discuss the lack of a school in Pleasant Valley in 1868. They were the wives of the men who were responsible for chartering the Pleasant Valley School District 150 years ago.

We are one of a few California districts to have been given the opportunity to educate children in three different centuries: the 19th, 20th, and 21st. The event is open to the public without charge and will include some fun activities for the children.

Sun., Nov 11
1:30 PM
Lanterman House
Armistice Day Centennial Program

Commemorate the service of local veterans on Armistice Day, the one hundreth anniversary of the end of World War I. A short ceremony will be held at 1:30pm with a flag service and a presentation by Dr. Joe Puglia. All are invited to help decorate Lanterman House's Remembrance Tree with ornaments honoring the service of our veterans. Guests of all ages can create a paper poppy to decorate the tree.
Free admission. All ages welcome!

Sun., Nov 11
2:00 - 5:00 PM
DANA Adobe
Taste of Nipomo

Sample the delicious food, wine, and beer of the Nipomo region! Live music, silent auction and raffles, and a cozy bonfire round out the evening’s entertainment.

Individual: $40
Couples: $60
VIP Table of 6: $350

Sun., Nov 11
2:00 PM
Heritage Square Hall
An Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale, the Godmother of Thanksgiving

Reservations suggested. Email or call Heritage Square at (805) 483 7960

Did you ever wonder how this uniquely American holiday really got started? Most people never even heard of Thanksgiving until Sarah Hale introduced it in 1827. Sarah shares her passionate and unrelenting 40 year campaign to create a national day of Thanks in the midst of the Civil War. This story features direct quotes from her editorials and letters to and from five Presidents. Sarah’s story is an authentic representation of how a woman on a mission can get the job done!
This performance is presented by the Heritage Harmony Players and includes a cast of 7, with a cameo appearance by “President Abraham Lincoln”, when he proclaims a national day of Thanks in 1863. The multimedia presentation includes powerpoint background visuals and live music, with audience sing alongs to classic Thanksgiving songs.
Researched, written and presented by Connie Korenstein, living history re-enactor and four time winner of “Uncle Leo’s Stories of Ventura County” Contest.
Sponsored by The City of Oxnard

$5 Donation

Wed., Nov 14
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Speaker Series: Doug Williams
Anacapa Island and the Channel Islands National Park

Covering just over a square mile and located about 12 miles from the nearest mainland in Oxnard, Anacapa Island may be small in size, but it’s rich with history — from sheepherders and rum runners to shipwrecks and a lighthouse.  
Anacapa is comprised of three small islets; East, Middle, and West. Exploration is permitted on the east islet, accessed via the Landing Cove, and a small beach on the west islet called Frenchys Cove.  The middle islet and most of the western islet remain a wilderness area set aside for nesting seabirds, like the endangered California Brown Pelican.  
Learn more about this beautiful place during a talk with Doug Williams.

Sat., Nov 17
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rancho los Alamitos
Holiday Wreath-Making & Culinary Workshop

Sip a bloody mary and sample holiday treats while creating your own one-of-a-kind holiday wreath! Enjoy cooking demonstrations of seasonal menu items and take home tasty recipes.

Non-alcoholic beverages also available.

Non-Members: $80
RLAF Members: $60

Click below or call (562) 431 3541 to make a reservation.

Sat., Nov 17
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Murphy Auto Museum
Chevrolet Car Show

When you hear "Chevy" do you automatically think about the '57? Who doesn't and you can bet we'll have them here.
Bring the whole family to the museum on November 17th and check out the Classic Chevys on display inside our museum, plus the Chevys on display for the day in our parking lot. We will have some amazing cars from private owners for you to enjoy, plus our cars inside the museum, display of Americana and our massive HO train display. Have a Chevy you would like to display for the day on Nov. 17th? Register to show your Chevy  here , no fee to show your car.

⛄ Holiday Tours and Festivals!* ⛄
Your Passport to Historical Seasonal Cheer
With so many holiday tours and festivals, we're introducing a special holiday feature to highlight recurring seasonal events in November, December, and January. Take your pick of seasonally spruced-up sites to see how California's celebrated the holiday season over the years.
Pasadena Museum of History
Fenyes Mansion Holiday Tours
12:15 PM
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Nov 17 - Jan 6

Experience the elegant 1906 Beaux Arts Fenyes Mansion on docent-led tours that tell the history of the art, architecture, and lifestyle of early Pasadena. Edwardian style Christmas trimmings will embellish the original furnishings in the reception hall, drawing, room, dining room, conservatory, and studio throughout the holiday season. Tickets include entry to the exhibition galleries and optional tour of the Finnish Folk Art Museum.


Photo: Fenyes Mansion Drawing Room and Conservatory Trees

Dudley Historic House
Dudley House Holiday Boutique
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Nov 23, 24, & 30
Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9

Come celebrate the spirit of holidays past at the historic Dudley House. The 25th year of this annual fundraiser for the museum features quality crafts, home décor, antiques and collectibles and a tearoom with refreshments, silent auction and bargain items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a flea market added on Sundays.

Admission is free.

Call (805) 642-3345 for information.

Adamson House
Special Holiday Tours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
Nov 30 - Dec 30

Come and enjoy our special Holiday Tours at the historic Adamson House in Malibu, splendidly decorated for the season. Visit the Adamson House in its beautiful, whimsical splendor while fully decorated for the season. Enjoy lighted Christmas trees, yuletide music, historical decorations, hot apple cider/snacks, a handcrafted gift, and a tour of the house with a nod to its history during the holidays.
All profits from this winter fundraiser, as well as purchases at the Visitors’ Center, go to the non-profit Malibu Adamson House Foundation, for the upkeep and preservation of this beautiful house. To make a reservation for a special holiday tour, please call (310) 456-9378 or visit

Adults: $25
Children: $10
5 and under: FREE

In addition to our Special Holiday Tours, we will be offering our regularly scheduled tours throughout the season (no reservations required).

Banning Museum
Victorian Christmas Celebration
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat., Dec 1 & Sun., Dec 2

Victorian Christmas at the Banning Museum has been an annual holiday tradition in the greater Los Angeles Area for over 30 years. The Museum grounds are transformed into a Christmas Festival featuring Victorian period entertainment, walk-thru tours of the festively decorated Banning Mansion, blacksmith demonstrations, refreshments, family holiday crafts, a bake sale, local food vendors, handmade crafts by area artisans, and Jolly ‘Ole St. Nick himself will pose for photos with the little ones in an historic carriage. One of the highlights of the festivities is a horse-drawn trolley ride to the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, also in Wilmington.

Camarillo Ranch House
Santa Night Series
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Dec 5, 12, & 19

Camarillo Ranch Foundation’s Santa Night series is a not-to-be-missed holiday experience that offers fun for the entire family!
Victorian carolers will welcome you for a unique holiday experience at Adolfo’s historic Camarillo Ranch. This one-of-a-kind event includes holiday home tours of the 1892 Victorian Mansion. Plus, the 1905 Red Barn will be transformed into Santa’s Workshop!
This year’s event features photo packages with Santa, holiday dance performances, live classical piano tunes, an outdoor holiday market, festive adult beverages, a cookie decorating station, and a hot cocoa bar!

Opening Nov 8!
Through Dec 30
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Gallery: Ann Phong

Gallery Opening
Thurs., Nov 8
6:30 PM
FREE Admission

Gallery Tour
Thurs., Dec 6
7:30 PM
FREE Admission

“Living in the 21st century, we make use of all material goods on earth to serve us a comfortable life. It seems like the more civil we are as humans, the more trash we create.” For three decades artist Ann Phong has incorporated materials meant to be thrown away into lush paintings that both chronicle the state of our world, and contemplate her own trans-pacific, cross-cultural journey from her native Vietnam to California.

Closing Nov 11!
DANA Adobe
Rubes at the Rancho

Exhibition Hours
Tues - Fri: 10 AM to 4 PM
Sat: 10 AM to 1 PM
Sun: 1 PM to 4 PM
Mon: [Closed]

Internationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin loves to draw cows. He started his own greeting card company in 1978 and in 1984 he began drawing Rubes, a daily cartoon featuring wisecracking cows, bears, bunnies, and other denizens of the animal kingdom. Rubin is also a Nipomo resident and one of DANA’s neighbors. 
Rubin’s work can be seen at the San Luis Obispo Botanical garden, where his whimsical rabbit illustrations dot the path that winds through the children’s area. He also managed to work in at least two cows (one wearing a bunny costume, of course) into the display. Members of the DANA team are consulting with Rubin now to imagine creative ways that his cows could be integrated into the native garden landscape around the historic adobe—a fitting nod to the Rancho-era cattle industry that once operated on this land.

Meanwhile, a new exhibition of Rubin’s work is on display in the DANA Visitor Center through November 11, 2018. Drawn from his 2016 anthology The Big Book of Moo , the cartoons exemplify the best of lighthearted bovine humor.

Opening Nov 17!
Through Jan 27
DANA Adobe
Sun and Wind, by the Sea: California Landscapes exhibit by Milford Zornes

The DANA Adobe Cultural Center invites you to attend the exhibition Sun and Wind, by the Sea: California Landscapes by Milford Zornes
This ten-week exhibition begins Saturday, November 17th, and runs through Sunday, January 27th, 2019. 

Closing Nov 25!
Museum of Ventura County
At Table: The Business of Food and Community

This expansive exhibit takes a look at how the influx of immigrants into the Ventura County region has influenced local recipes, menus and dining habits, as well as food-related businesses and restaurants. The exhibit will also feature three complementary displays: Rise Up! Bakeries and Panaderias in Ventura County , You Ate What? , and The Kitchen Table . Special events will occur throughout the months, including a panel discussion featuring notable food writers, a farm-to-table dinner event and a book talk by a noted local food author.

Closing Nov 25!
Agriculture Museum
Vaquero Campfires

The Vaquero legends were told through oral storytelling passed from one generation to the next, often around campfires. It would be the preservation of the California Vaquero story that would drive Lou Hengehold, owner of The Mill in Santa Paula, to host his first Vaquero inspired hand-made horse gear show in the late 1970’s. It would start a tradition that would span over three decades under the roof of The Mill, which now houses the Agriculture Museum of Ventura County. Vaquero Campfires is a nostalgic look back at the eye catching displays of silver-studded saddles, hand-woven rawhide ropes and antique bits and spurs that once lined the former feed store’s warehouse, the space where talented artisans and old-timers would share their Vaquero collections with the public and trade a bit, a saddle or even a story.

Through Dec 30
Murphy Auto Museum
Classic Chevrolets Exhibit

Special Exhibit Event
One Day Only!
Saturday, November 17
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

When you hear "Chevy" do you automatically think about the '57? Who doesn't and you can bet we'll have them here.
Bring the whole family to the museum on November 17th and check out the Classic Chevys on display inside our museum, plus the Chevys on display for the day in our parking lot. We will have some amazing cars from private owners for you to enjoy, plus our cars inside the museum, a display of Americana, and our massive HO train display. Have a Chevy you would like to display for the day on Nov. 17th? Register to show your Chevy here , no fee to show your car.

Through Dec 30
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History

Explore the rich and surprising history of women and tattoos in California at CIMM’s newest exhibit.
While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze, visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts. “We are so excited to share the remarkable stories of these women and connect them with tattooing today,” said Heather Behrens, Curator and Collections Manager at CIMM.

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

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

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

Through Jan 2019
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.

Through Feb 17
California Oil Museum
Insectology: An Up Close Look at Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies
Buzz on down to the California Oil Museum for our newest exhibit, Insectology: An Up Close Look at Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies !
Immerse yourself in a cocoon of facts, photos, and buggy specimens! Enjoy some of the most beautiful specimens flying, crawling, walking, and swinging on this earth.

Through Mar 31, 2019, with partial reinstall in Jan 2019
Pasadena Museum of History
California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena Museum of History is proud to present this landmark fine art exhibition of over 250 works, offering a new appreciation of the women who defied gender and expectation in an era of inequality. Although some achieved name recognition, the exhibition focuses on historically important yet unknown and underappreciated artists and the role they played in shaping California’s arts and culture over 100 years. In order to showcase as many works as possible, the galleries will be partially re-installed with numerous additional artworks in January 2019.

Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
Kit Carson Exhibit

Kit Carson,1809-1868, was a famous American mountain man, Indian fighter, scout and soldier who helped implement the westward expansion of the United States. One of the battles he participated in during the Mexican-American War, was the Battle of Rio San Gabriel, 3/4 miles from the Lobo Adobe (later the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe). Come learn about a forgotten American legend.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
The West-Dressed Woman

Opening Reception
Oct 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The role of guest curator for this special exhibition is held by Sharon Bradford. She will highlight the fascinating collection and shed light on some of the most influential and illustrious women in Santa Barbara history.
The landmark exhibition is being sponsored by the Whittier Foundation and the Costume Council.

For more information about the Council, click here .

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

Mullin Automotive Museum
L'Epoque Des Carrossiers - The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders

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.  

Adults: $16
Seniors: $13

Please call 805-385-5400 or visit our website for information or to make reservations.

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 home to 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.)

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."

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 (including Robert Mitchum, Steve Allen, Bob Newhart, Red Skelton, and William Holden). 

Climb into military vehicles and try on uniforms!

Valley Relics Museum Has Moved to a New Home!

The Valley Relics Museum is opening the doors of its new location on November 3rd. Please make a note of the change in your Passport 2 History booklet!

The Valley Relics Museum's new address:

7900 Balboa Blvd.
Hagar C 3&4
Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Adamson House Fumigation
Nov 9-12

The Adamson House will be closed for Fumigation/Tenting from November 9-12. No garden tour or house tours will be offered on either Friday November 9 or Saturday November 10. The site itself will remain open except for any areas to the east of property. The house will be re-opened for General Public Tours on November 14 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, with the last tour starting at 2:00 pm. Our apologies for any inconvenience endured.
* 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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