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Local History Happy Hour with Roz McGrath


April 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Museum of Ventura County invites you to join us for our new bi-monthly Zoom series, Local History Happy Hour. In this series, local authors and historians will sit down with MVC Executive Director Elena Brokaw to discuss their unique perspectives on our region’s history, and take questions from the audience.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 20th from 5—6PM for our first installment featuring Roz McGrath, author of Memoir of a Feminist. A retired educator and farm manager, Roz teaches Women’s History and explores the question of why women are still so under-represented. Her book offers a concise overview of American Women’s History through the author’s own experiences as a young feminist. Admission is free with registration.

“The idea for Local History Happy Hour is to bring people safely together in a more casual setting, like friends meeting at a wine bar or cocktail lounge to converse,” MVC Deputy Director Denise Sindelar says of the new online program. “During each program, our guest author will share their favorite cocktail and how to prepare it — a fun bonus to our participating audience.”

While this program is currently virtual, the Museum has their sights set on in-person Local History Happy Hour in the near future. “Our hope is to transition to in-person programming sometime this summer, while following the safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and Ventura County health officials,” explains Digital Media & Marketing Manager Jonathon McGee.

In May, Elena Brokaw will interview CSUCI professor Jose Alamillo about his latest book, Deportes: The Making of a Sporting Mexican Diaspora, and Oxnard author and historian Jeff Maulhardt. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks for both these programs, as well a list of upcoming Local History Happy Hour events through August 2021.

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