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Book Release – Ventura County Lima Beans: A History


August 3
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Agriculture Museum
926 Railroad Ave
Santa Paula, 93060
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Step into the fascinating world of Ventura County’s agricultural heritage with ‘Ventura County Lima Beans: A History’ by Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt.

Join us at the Agriculture Museum for this immersive book release event where we invite you to indulge in delicious lima bean hummus courtesy of the Spanish Hills Club, meet the author for a personalized book signing, and delve into insightful discussions about the importance of lima beans in our region’s history.

This event promises to be more than a mere book release—it’s a celebration of community, heritage, and the enduring spirit of exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned historian, a culinary aficionado, or simply curious about the intricate tapestry of Ventura County’s past, we welcome you to join us for an evening of enlightenment, camaraderie, and, of course, lima beans.”

Author Bio:
Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt was born in Oxnard and is a fifth-generation Ventura County descendant of the Maulhardt and Borchard families. Jeffrey’s deep connections to the area helped in his accumulation of images, used to document the city’s history beyond his three previous titles in the Images of America Series: Oxnard: 1867-1940, Oxnard: 1941-2004, and Oxnard Now & Then. Jeffrey Maulhardt taught American History for thirty years in the Oxnard Elementary School District. He is the founder of the Oxnard Historic Farm Park, and his books can be purchased at the Oxnard Historic Farm Park Foundation website.

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