PASSPORT 2 HISTORY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
October 2018, Vol. 79
This Month's Featured P2H Site:
The International Printing Museum , founded in 1988, brings the history of books, printing, and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. It houses an internationally recognized collection, which includes the Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery.

Visit the International Printing Museum to experience an interpretation program recognized worldwide for its success and creativity. Programs include group tours and the Museum on Wheels, which brings the collection to your classroom (3rd grade and up); Book Arts Patch Day and BSA Merit Badge Day for Scouts; and interactive events, such as the annual Los Angeles Printers Fair!

2018 Los Angeles Printers Fair
Sat - Sun, Oct 13-14, 10 AM - 4 PM
The Los Angeles Printers Fair is extended to two days this year! With the backdrop of the world’s largest collection of working antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 80 artistic vendors and 1,700 visitors to celebrate all things Letterpress Printing, Bookarts, and Paper. Exhibitors include many of the greatest printmaking artists in the Southwest and beyond, offering custom posters, printings, hand-printed cards, memorabilia, hand-made paper, and antiquarian books for sale.Throughout the Museum’s galleries visitors can print their own keepsakes on antique letterpresses, have their name cast in printer’s type, make paper by hand, or even screen print their own shirt! This year's featured artist is poet, printer, and fine artist Chris Fritton, "The Itinerant Printer." Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.

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  passport2history.com  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.
 NEW VIDEO! Check out YouTuber Look Who's Blogging's visit to this month's featured site, 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!
Events*
Thurs., Oct 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Santa Barbara History Museum
First Thursday: After Hours Museum Exploration

Explore our latest exhibitions including  Before the Selfie: The Gledhill Portrait Collection  and our permanent exhibitions, the Edward Borein Gallery and The Story of Santa Barbara .

Free admission. All ages welcome!

Thurs., Oct 4
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Lanterman House
Twilight Tour

Members only event.
New annual memberships discounted 10% for event.

Visitors to the Lanterman House will get to experience the La Cañada landmark from a new perspective during a special evening event on Thursday, October 4. The 1915 Arts & Crafts style house will be lit up for the evening as guests stroll the patios outside and peer in through the windows to imagine the lives of the Lanterman family more than a century ago . The house was laid out on what is called the “California Plan” where interior corridors are eliminated. Twenty-six sets of French doors, and a shaded courtyard and patio provide the means of traversing the house, with most of the bungalow’s rooms visible from the outside.

Wine and light refreshments will be served on the porch.
Reservations are suggested. Please call 818-790-1421 or email lantermanhouse@gmail.com .

Parking is limited. There is no street parking on Encinas Drive.

Sat., Oct 6
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planes of Fame Air Mu seum
Living History Flying Day: SBD Dauntless

Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on October 6, 2018, featuring the Douglas SBD Dauntless . A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The Douglas SBD Dauntless will be on display.

Admission
General: $15
Children ages 5-11: $6
Children 4 and under: FREE!

Parking is always free!

Sat. Oct 6 - Sun., Oct 7
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dominguez Rancho Adobe
Battle of Dominguez Hill

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum will commemorate the 172nd Anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hill with a battle re-enactment. The Battle of Dominguez Hill, originally took place on October 8th and October 9th, 1846, was a military engagement of the U.S.-Mexican War that took place within Manuel Dominguez's 75,000 acre Rancho San Pedro. Captain José Antonio Carrillo, leading fifty Californio troops, successfully held off an invasion of Pueblo de Los Angeles by some 300 United States Marines, under the command of US Navy Captain William Mervine, who was attempting to recapture the town after the Siege of Los Angeles. By strategically running horses across the dusty Dominguez hills, while transporting their single small cannon to various sites, Carrillo and his troops convinced the Americans they had encountered a large enemy force. Faced with heavy casualties and the Californios ' superior fighting skills, the remaining Marines were forced to retreat to their ships docked in San Pedro Bay.
 
Commemorating the historical event, on Saturday and Sunday October 6th and October 7th, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, the public is invited to experience the battle re-enactment as well as many aspects of life during the 1800s; including, military encampments, vendors, music and dance. Children’s activities will include: corn husk doll making, tortilla making, cattle roping, adobe brick making and gold panning. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Sat. Oct 6, 11AM-6PM
Sun. Oct 7, 12PM-5PM
Museum of Ventura County
Ventura Artwalk

Artwalk Ventura is a fun, virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues, and transformed PODS Containers in Ventura historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District. Make a stop at the Museum this year as we host two special pop-ups, highlighting a local art icon, Joe Cardella and another exhibit highlighting the LGBTQ community.

Sat., Oct 6 - Sun., Oct 7
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Homestead Museum
Ticket to the Twenties Festival

Calling all flappers and sheiks! Join us for a two-day festival celebrating the Roaring Twenties. Enjoy vintage jazz, dance demonstrations and lessons, silent films with live musical accompaniment, exhibits in the museum’s historic houses, 1920s bikes and automobiles, fashion shows, crafts, and much more!

Free admission; food and more available for purchase.

Sun., Oct 7
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Agriculture Museum
Free First Sunday: The Life Cycle of the Pumpkin

Free Craft Workshop
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us every Free First Sunday for free admission and a family friendly craft workshop. This month we will be exploring the life cycle of the pumpkin. Learn about the different varieties, sizes, shapes, and colors of the pumpkin and create your own string art pumpkin with the free workshop, 12pm – 2pm.

Sun., Oct 7
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara
Asian American Neighborhood Festival

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents the Asian American Neighborhood Festival, an outdoor event celebrating Asian American heritage at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the history and culture of the Asian communities that once thrived around the Santa Barbara Presidio. Learn about a number of Asian cultures through performances, food, and hands-on activities. Sponsored by the George H. Griffiths and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation.

Sun., Oct 7
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Dudley Historic Museum
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. Museum admission is free but a $5 donation will be asked from riders for Freddie’s expenses. Also on hand that day will be well-known local historian/ghost hunter Richard Senate to lead tours and sign copies of his latest books. The museum, built in 1892, is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets in Ventura. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website.

Free admission. Buggy Rides, $5 each.

Thurs., Oct 11
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Screening: The Romance & Reaping of Riven Rock

Join us for the film and a conversation with director Tina Love and producer Frank McGinity.
 
Reservation required. Reception to follow.
 
Riven Rock is one of Montecito’s most fabled estates and behind its gates was played out a family story of high drama. Stanley McCormick, heir to a large fortune, married Katharine Dexter, only the second woman to graduate from M.I.T., in 1904. Their love match was shattered by Stanley’s progressive mental illness, ultimately diagnosed as a form of schizophrenia. What followed was a prolonged battle among Katharine, the McCormick family, and members of the medical profession over what was best for Stanley, a struggle that ended up being decided in the courtroom.
 
Screening sponsored by John Woodward.

Admission
Members: $15
General: $20

Fri.-Sun., Oct 12, 13, & 14
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Agriculture Museum
Ghostwalk

First tour at 6:00 PM; last tour at 9:00 PM. Can't attend this weekend? Ghostwalks will also be held the 19th, 20th, and 21st, as well as the 26th, 27th, and 28th. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.

Collaborating with the Santa Paula Theatre Group, the Agriculture Museum is proud to host this year’s Ghostwalk event, now in its 24th year!! Come along as the history of Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley come alive through this popular event. Told by great actors in a great historical location, stories of long ago will be presented to each tour group as they walk along the path. Not all of our ghosts are based on real people, but all of the tales are tied to historic people, incidents, disasters, or general history of the city of Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley. But Beware! You never know who will make an appearance at the Santa Paula Ghostwalk! The tour will take place indoors as well as outdoors so a coat and comfortable shoes are recommended. We encourage you to book tours and times ahead of time as these events do sell out.

Admission
Adults: $15
Kids (under 12): $10

Sat., Oct 13
1:00 PM
Bolton Hall Museum
Detective Norris Stensland: The Human Bloodhound

Norris Stensland was a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department from the early 1920s until his retirement in 1951. During those three decades, he worked on many of the most sensational crimes in county history. The bespectacled lawman's unassuming appearance may have lulled many a felon into a false sense of security, but he didn't earn the nicknames "The Human Bloodhound" and "Little Satan" for nothing. Join writer and historian, Joan Renner, as she explores the life and work of legendary lawman, Norris Stensland.

Joan Renner has a great interest in historic Los Angeles crime. She has appeared on the TCM channel in a segment on film noir, and in episodes of the Investigation Discovery channel’s series: Deadly Women , Deadly Affairs , Evil Twins , Nightmare Next Door , and Dark Temptations . She has also appeared in an A&E mini-biography of infamous Depression era gangsters.
In April 2018, Joan’s book The First With The Latest!: Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City made the top 10 list of L.A. crimes books in the L.A. Weekly.

Sat., Oct 13 - Sun., Oct 14
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
International Printing Museum
10th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair

With the backdrop of the world’s largest collection of working antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 80 artistic vendors and 1,700 visitors to celebrate all things Letterpress Printing, Bookarts, and Paper. Exhibitors include many of the greatest printmaking artists in the Southwest and beyond, offering custom posters, printings, hand-printed cards, memorabilia, hand-made paper, and antiquarian books for sale. Throughout the Museum’s galleries visitors can print their own keepsakes on antique letterpresses, have their name cast in printer’s type, make paper by hand, or even screen print their own shirt! 

FEATURED ARTIST will be “The Itinerant Printer”, aka Chris Fritton who sojourned on a two-year, coast-to-coast adventure to redefine the idea of “tramp” printers in modern times. With only paper and ink, he hit the road, traveling 50,000 miles across North America, visiting 120 letterpress shops. Working exclusively from the proprietors’ collections of wood type, metal type, border, ornaments and more, Chris produced a total of 15,000 prints during his journey. Chris will be showcasing his unique prints at this year’s Fair and guests will be able to meet the artist, hear his colorful stories, and even purchase one of his prints or cards.

Admission
General: $10
12 and under: $5

Sun., Oct 14
1:00 PM
Museum of Ventura County
Museum Matinee Film Series
Second Film Showing: Chef

The Museum of Ventura County and the Ventura Film Society will co-present the Museum Matinee Series, a monthly film experience that will kick-off with three films related to the Museum’s current exhibit, At Table: The Business of Food and Community. The second showing will feature the film Chef , directed and starring John Favreau. Favreau plays a chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic, quits his job at a Los Angeles restaurant and begins a journey of starting a food truck. The next and last film featured will be Tortilla Soup in November. A concession stand will offer boxed candy, bagged popcorn, soft drinks, beer, and wine for purchase.

Admission
Members: $5
General: $10

Wed., Oct 17
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Women's Literary Festival: A Literary Salon and Happy Hour

Reservation required. Please reserve through cosponsor Women's Literary Festival Committee .

Please join the Women’s Literary Festival Committee in an evening of dialogue with Reyna Grande as she shares her memoir that created her book A Dream Called Home . In her writing she shares her search for the place where one feels they belong. Crossing the border as a 9-year-old undocumented immigrant, to be reunited with her parents in the City of Angels created a disturbing sense of disconnection with what she thought would embrace her verses what reinforced her identity as an outsider. As an art form, writing has given Reyna the ven ue to show how personal pain turns into resilience.

For more information contact:

Admission
$25

Thurs., Oct 18
7:30 PM
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Robert Yacko, "Opening Doors"

Broadway Musical Singer and Actor Robert Yacko has been enjoying a long and robust career on the musical and non-musical stage for decades. The Broadway veteran will celebrate the music of several different composers and lyricists as he recounts his own career and experiences in the theatre.

Fri.-Sun., Oct 19, 20, & 21
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Agriculture Museum
Ghostwalk

First tour at 6:00 PM; last tour at 9:00 PM. Can't attend this weekend? The final weekend of Ghostwalks will be held the 26th, 27th, and 28th. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.

Collaborating with the Santa Paula Theatre Group, the Agriculture Museum is proud to host this year’s Ghostwalk event, now in its 24th year!! Come along as the history of Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley come alive through this popular event. Told by great actors in a great historical location, stories of long ago will be presented to each tour group as they walk along the path. Not all of our ghosts are based on real people, but all of the tales are tied to historic people, incidents, disasters, or general history of the city of Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley. But Beware! You never know who will make an appearance at the Santa Paula Ghostwalk! The tour will take place indoors as well as outdoors so a coat and comfortable shoes are recommended. We encourage you to book tours and times ahead of time as these events do sell out.

Admission
Adults: $15
Kids (under 12): $10

Sat., Oct 20
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Murphy Auto Museum
3rd Annual Memorial Car Rally Honoring Fallen Fire Fighter Cory Iverson

This year’s rally is in honor of Cory David Iverson who lost his life on December 14, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire in Fillmore, California. Proceeds of this rally will benefit two charities: Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness (IFAA)* and The Murphy Auto Museum. We encourage you to share this rally with your family and friends, especially the community of first responders.

The rally will take its participants on a beautiful drive through Ventura County’s backcountry. Each car will have a driver and a navigator. A rally map will be given to the navigator at the start of the rally. At each checkpoint along the route, a poker card will be given to the driver/navigator, as well as a fun activity to be played. Lunch will be served at a stopping point along the rally route, and rally participants will end their day at a festive after rally party at The Murphy Auto Museum. Ashley Iverson will be present at the after party in Oxnard. The rally is open to the first 50 cars, classics, and modern day automobiles. Sponsorship levels are:

Starter - $500.00
• One car entry for driver and navigator
• Two tickets for kickoff breakfast and lunch
• Two tickets to rally after party
• $50.00 for each additional person for rally after party

Driver’s Seat - $1,000.00
• One car entry for driver and navigator
• Two tickets for kickoff breakfast and lunch
• Four tickets to rally after party
• Name and logo on all rally marketing material
• $50.00 for each additional person for rally after party

Checkered Flag - $2,000.00
• One car entry for driver and navigator
• Two tickets for kickoff breakfast and lunch
• Four tickets to rally after party
• Name and logo on all rally marketing material and banner signage recognition will be displayed in the museum for perpetuity. Corporate booth setup at the museum the day of the rally.

Download the rally brochure Download the rally registration form . Complete instructions for entry and payment are detailed on the registration form. Questions? E-mail the  museum's director.

* IFAA's focus is to create awareness on mental health and help first responders deal with the trauma they see on the job, encouraging firefighters and other first responders to take time to heal themselves after saving others.

Sat., Oct 20
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Commemorative Air Force - Southern California
The Bearcat F8F2

The fastest propeller-driven fighter of World War II.
 
Join us for a presentation showcasing the design, development and combat performance of this legend, and hear our Wing Leader, Jason Somes, describe what it’s like to fly this prop’ed rocket at the Reno Air Races.
 
The aircraft will be available to attendees for a walk-around and photos, and if weather and maintenance permits, the event will conclude with a flight demonstration.

Sat., Oct 20
12:00 - 4:00 PM
African American Firefighter Museum
3rd Annual "Fire It Up!" BBQ Competition

This free entry, family-friendly event features local firefighters competing for the title of Best BBQ, BBQ tastings, live band, DJ, an optional VIP experience, vendors, kids activities, and firefighter meet-and-greets. VIP and tasting tickets are on sale now at fireitupbbq.org. Tasting tickets will also be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds from "Fire it Up!" support these two local nonprofit organizations benefiting the fire service. The Museum and Foundation will have their own booths at the event to share information about their missions and to thank everyone for their continued support!

Admission
1 Tasting: $5
10 Tastings: $40
VIP: $75

Sat., Oct 20
4:30 - 9:30 PM
Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Death of Peter LeBeck & Candlelight Ghost Tours

A thrilling family fun event that brings history back from the afterlife.

Ft. Tejon comes alive after dark!

Ft. Tejon’s residents in period attire celebrate Peter Lebeck
Period Games, Crafts and Tours.

Proceeds to benefit the reconstruction of Fort Tejon.

Delectable sandwiches and sides catered by FALCON'S NEST.

Sat., Oct 20
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Candlelight Tours

Advanced ticket purchase required.

One night only! Drum Barracks has a long and well-documented history as a haunted landmark. Docents in period attire will lead candlelight tours through the museum and tell tales about the historical figures who are said to reside here. Advance ticket purchase required. Call Drum Barracks Museum at 310.548.7509 or email drumbarracks@gmail.com for additional information and to purchase tickets.

Admission
Adults: $15
Children (12 and under): $13

Sat.-Sun., Oct 20-21
6:30 - 9:30 PM
DANA Adobe Cultural Center
Death Walks the Rancho: Ghost Tours at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center

Reservations strongly suggested. Can't attend this weekend? This event will be held one additional date, on the 28th.

This October, the DANA Adobe Cultural Center will host three evenings of ghost tours featuring chilling reenactments of tragic, terrifying, and TRUE events that took place on the Rancho Nipomo during the 19th century. These popular fall tours have been offered for the past two years and remain a favorite with DANA’s volunteers and staff as well as visitors.
For our 2018 season, the tours will be led by Death itself—in the guise of the Mexican trickster from 1960s Academy-Award nominated film Macario, based on a short story by B. Traven. Costumed interpreters stationed throughout the property will relate the stories of their own, often grisly, ends. Visitors are invited to come early and gather around a campfire outside our new Visitor Center (opened May 2018) and listen to reports of ghostly sightings from staff and visitors. Some of the stories may be difficult for young listeners; this event is recommended for ages 7 and up. Refreshments and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Admission
Members: $10
General: $15

Sun., Oct 21
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
Stardusk Dinner Dance

This special event, held in Rancho Los Cerritos’ iconic backyard, raises money for RLC’s educational programming, which includes free public tours, school field trips, and outreach throughout the community. While the adobe house was first built in 1844, it was significantly renovated in the 1930s, and the rancho will pay tribute to that era with the Stardusk Dinner Dance.

Admission
$150

Fri.-Sun., Oct 26, 27, & 28
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Agriculture Museum
Ghostwalk

First tour at 6:00 PM; last tour at 9:00 PM. Advanced ticket purchase recommended.

Collaborating with the Santa Paula Theatre Group, the Agriculture Museum is proud to host this year’s Ghostwalk event, now in its 24th year!! Come along as the history of Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley come alive through this popular event. Told by great actors in a great historical location, stories of long ago will be presented to each tour group as they walk along the path. Not all of our ghosts are based on real people, but all of the tales are tied to historic people, incidents, disasters, or general history of the city of Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley. But Beware! You never know who will make an appearance at the Santa Paula Ghostwalk! The tour will take place indoors as well as outdoors so a coat and comfortable shoes are recommended. We encourage you to book tours and times ahead of time as these events do sell out.

Admission
Adults: $15
Kids (under 12): $10

Sat., Oct 27
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Doctors House Museum
Beneath the Veil

In this one-day-only, self-guided education experience and exhibit, experience the mourning traditions, beliefs and superstitions of the Victorian era. A $10 (cash or check) donation per person is requested to contribute to the preservation of the museum. This exhibit is not suitable for small children or the faint of heart.

Sun., Oct 28
2:00 - 7:00 PM
Strathearn Historic Park
Dia de los Muertos

Enjoy music, dancers, and live performances! Activities include face painting and crafts for kids. Alters created by local families will be on display. Food and Dia de los Muertos craft vendors will have goods for sale.

Admission
Adults: $7
Children (5-12): $5

Sun., Oct 28
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Homestead Museum
Sorrowful Soirée

Celebrate life as you learn about death at our very first Sorrowful Soirée! People's relationship with death changed dramatically between the time that the Workman and Temple families lived at the Homestead. Come and learn more as you enjoy special tours and activities. We'll also celebrate some favorite seasonal traditions of the modern day that have rich histories of their own like trick-or-treating and making costumes.

Picnics welcome.

Sun., Oct 28
6:30 - 9:30 PM
DANA Adobe Cultural Center
Death Walks the Rancho: Ghost Tours at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center

Reservations strongly suggested.

This October, the DANA Adobe Cultural Center will host three evenings of ghost tours featuring chilling reenactments of tragic, terrifying, and TRUE events that took place on the Rancho Nipomo during the 19th century. These popular fall tours have been offered for the past two years and remain a favorite with DANA’s volunteers and staff as well as visitors.
For our 2018 season, the tours will be led by Death itself—in the guise of the Mexican trickster from 1960s Academy-Award nominated film Macario, based on a short story by B. Traven. Costumed interpreters stationed throughout the property will relate the stories of their own, often grisly, ends. Visitors are invited to come early and gather around a campfire outside our new Visitor Center (opened May 2018) and listen to reports of ghostly sightings from staff and visitors. Some of the stories may be difficult for young listeners; this event is recommended for ages 7 and up. Refreshments and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Admission
Members: $10
General: $15

Tues., Oct 30
6:30 PM
Pasadena Museum of History
Angels and Amazons & the First Women of Science Fiction

One of the persistent myths about science fiction is that women didn't publish - or were excluded from publishing - in the genre before World War II. Recent scholarship has demonstrated that this is not even remotely true. Building on a tradition of women's writing that included Margaret Cavendish ( The Blazing World ) and Mary Shelley ( Frankenstein ), the women science fictioneers of the early 20th century used revolutionary ideas to imagine worlds where women were in full control of their bodies, pushed scientific progress alongside men, and used feminine civilization to control masculine savagery. In this presentation, CSULA professor Patrick B. Sharp will spotlight the major contributions to this tradition of women's science fiction.

Admission
Members: $10
General: $12

Wed., Oct 31
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
The Adobe at Night

Come and join us as we share the darker side of Montebello's history. Free treats for the kids! Free event!

Wed., Oct 31
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Trick or Treat Drum Barracks

During this FREE event, visitors can walk through the first floor of the museum and children in costume will receive candy.

Exhibits*
Opening Oct 6!
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.

Closing Oct 7!
Agriculture Museum
John Robertson Pop-Up Exhibit

Large-scale acrylic paintings by Ventura artist John Robertson depicting various scenes from the Ventura County Fair, a favorite past-time of the artist and his family, will be on display at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. Robertson is known nationally for his large-scale sports paintings, many of which are on display at major stadiums. The artist paints what he sees - local people and scenery–using house paint on large rolls of canvas to accommodate the grand-scale size.

Closing Oct 14!
California Oil Museum
DID YOU KNOW??? 500 Wacky Facts to Boggle Your Mind

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

Opening Oct 18!
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 .

Closing Oct 27!
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
The History of the Zoot Suit

The exhibit will feature the history of the Zoot Suit from its African American beginnings to its popularity with Asian, Latino, and Italian American communities in the 1940s and the Zoot Riots of June 1943 which represent “perhaps the first time in American history that fashion was believed to be the cause of widespread civil unrest."

Closing 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.

Through 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.

Through 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.

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

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

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
Agriculture Museum
Tweet This!

This interactive pop-up exhibit for children of all ages will feature an introduction to some of the birds of Ventura County, fun bird facts, bird sounds, eggs and nests of all shapes, sizes and colors, and a bird and egg touch table. Selfie Opportunity! Compare yourself to the world’s tallest and smallest birds. Featuring life-sized paintings by Ventura Artist, MB Hanrahan. 

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 Mar 31, 2019, with partial reinstall in Jan 2019
Pasadena Museum of History
SOMETHING REVEALED;
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.

Ongoing
Los Angeles Maritime Museum 
Taminaru: A Day in the Life of a Japanese American Fishing Village

One hundred years ago, Terminal Island, in the Port of Los Angeles, was 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.)

Ongoing
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:

Ongoing
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.  

Admission
Adults: $16
Seniors: $13

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

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 12-4 PM.
 
Come by and say "hello"!

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."

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

Climb into military vehicles and try on uniforms!

Announcements*
Museum of Ventura County
Volunteers Needed!
Ventura

The Museum of Ventura County is seeking volunteers to assist with tours, events, and programs, which cover the diverse culture, art, history and interests of Ventura County. The Museum has openings at both the Ventura and Santa Paula ( Agriculture Museum ) locations for volunteers to participate in educational programs, events and visitor services. Training and mentoring will be provided.
 
If you are interested in Ventura County’s history, art, culture and want to help create memorable experiences for our community or inspire the next generation of Ventura County history and art lovers, become a volunteer. Visit the museum’s volunteer page at our website to fill out a volunteer application or contact Coordinator of Volunteer Support Colleen Gallo at cgallo@venturamuseum.org
Leonis Adobe Museum
Hiring New Docents!
Calabasas

Join the award-winning team at the Leonis Adobe Museum as a part-time school tour and museum guide. Bring California's 1880s Rancho period to life through history, information, and activities. The Leonis Adobe Museum includes the Leonis family’s two-story Monterey-style adobe, period wagons, farm equipment, and livestock. There is a wealth of history to share with children and adults!
 
We are looking for energetic team players who are passionate about history, working with children, and interacting with guests.
 
Great for retired teachers, stay-at-home parents, and history enthusiasts. Paid position - must be available to work an average of 12hrs/week.
 
Morning, afternoon, and weekend shifts available.
 
Please contact Becky Oronoz at 818-222-6511 or email your resume to Becky@leonisadobemuseum.org
Agriculture Museum &
Museum of Ventura County
School Tours Offered
 
The Museum offers education tours available at both the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula and The Museum of Ventura County in Ventura.

The Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula offers students, educators and community members fun, hands-on, and educational tours including learning stations focused on plant growth, farm to table labor dynamics, seasonal produce, beneficial insects, farm practices past and present, water issues, and more. Visitors can explore themed garden beds, sit on an Oliver tractor, dress up like a farmer, play our electronic “Match the Crop” game, and many rotating interactive displays.

The Museum of Ventura County offers standards-based, active learning field trips for 3rd and 4th grade students. These visits are led by enthusiastic Museum Docents who will work with your students in small groups. For additional tour information email education@venturamuseum.org
Save the Date: November Preview*
Sun., Nov 11
2:00 - 5:00 PM
DANA Cultural Center
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. The event will take place on Sunday, November 11 at 2 PM.

Tickets
$40 per person
$60 for couples
$350 for a VIP table for 6 people
 
* 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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