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Ventura | ‘Leap of Faith’ Complex – New Ideas for an Old Project

Ventura | ‘Leap of Faith’ Complex – New Ideas for an Old Project

By Kevin Harris The Ventura City Council green lighted the review process for a local, controversial new residential-commercial complex, adopted an amended second-year Capital Improvement Plan, and authorized the city to fund the Museum of Ventura County another $250,000, during a marathon, 5-hour city council meeting Monday night. The meeting was so long that the […]

Author Ivor Davis to read his new children’s book, “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Penguins! February 3rd

Author Ivor Davis to read his new children’s book, “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Penguins! February 3rd

Museum of Ventura County for Free First Sunday on February 3 features Author Ivor Davis who will read his new children’s book, “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Penguins!” Author Ivor Davis will read his new children’s book, Ladies and Gentlemen… The Penguins!, and Alan Shapiro will perform music, including a new song written for the book at […]

Museum of Ventura County Names New Library and Archives Director

Museum of Ventura County Names New Library and Archives Director

Ventura, Calif.— The Museum of Ventura County has announced Deya Terrafranca as its new library and archives director. Terrafranca will be responsible for managing all aspects of the regional special collection and historical research library, including collection development and supervision of more than 20 volunteers. Terrafranca’s appointment follows the retirement of Charles Johnson, who came […]

Museum Asks Community for Help Documenting Tragic Shooting

Museum Asks Community for Help Documenting Tragic Shooting

Ventura, Calif.— As curator and repository for Ventura County’s history, the Museum of Ventura County is reaching out for community help to document personal experiences and stories of the shooting of 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 7, 2018. The museum has launched “rapid response collecting” to secure […]

Native Plants Sale at the Museum of Ventura County

Native Plants Sale at the Museum of Ventura County

Ventura, Calif.— The California Native Plant Society Channel Islands will host a native plant sale at the Museum of Ventura County, 10 a.m. – 3 pm., Nov. 17. The CNPSCI is dedicated to conserving California native plants and their natural habitats while preserving our local ecosystems. The Museum is located at 100 E. Main St., […]

Ventura Friends of the Library and the Museum of Ventura County Team Up for a Benefit Art Sale

Ventura Friends of the Library and the Museum of Ventura County  Team Up for a Benefit Art Sale

Museum of Ventura County     Ventura, Calif.— A benefit Art Sale with original pieces donated by the family of Hank and Susan Stouz will be held from 11 am – 3 pm on Nov. 10 at the Museum of Ventura County, located at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. Also available for sale will be […]

Ventura County Lecture Series | Craig Owens Discusses Haunted Histories of Local Hotels

Ventura County Lecture Series | Craig Owens Discusses Haunted Histories of Local Hotels

Ventura, Calif.— “Haunted by History” author Craig Owens will share haunting facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories, 6 pm Nov. 13, as the featured speaker for the “Speaking of Ventura County” series at the Museum of Ventura County, located at 100 E. Main […]

Museum Panel Discussion | History, Experiences, Contributions by legendary ARTLIFE Founder Joe Cardella

Museum Panel Discussion | History, Experiences, Contributions by legendary ARTLIFE Founder Joe Cardella

Ventura, Calif.—The Museum of Ventura County will host a panel discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 2, on the history, experiences and contributions of ARTLIFE founder and publisher Joe Cardella at the Museum’s Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. The discussion is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s pop-up […]

Museum Hosts 4th Annual ArtWalk Ventura Collectors Reception 2018

Museum Hosts 4th Annual ArtWalk Ventura Collectors Reception 2018

Ventura, Calif.–The Museum of Ventura County and the City of Ventura will host the 4th Annual ArtWalk Collectors Reception for the 2018 ArtWalk Ventura, 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 4, in the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. The ArtWalk Collectors Reception is a preview of juried works by 2018 ArtWalk featured artists and provides […]

Volunteer Opportunities Available at the Museum of Ventura County

Volunteer Opportunities Available at the Museum of Ventura County

Ventura, Calif.– 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 […]

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