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Strong and Resilient Women of Rancho Guadalasca


March 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Museum of Ventura County
100 E Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join us for a captivating book talk on “Rancho Guadalasca: Last Ranch of California’s Central Coast” by Colleen M. Delaney. As a professor of anthropological archaeology at California State University-Channel Islands, Delaney skillfully unravels the untold stories of the resilient women who shaped this historical ranch.

In this event, we’ll explore the rich cultural tapestry of Rancho Guadalasca through archaeological discoveries, historical records, and captivating oral histories. Delaney’s expertise and engaging storytelling bring to life the challenges and triumphs of the women who left an indelible mark on this last ranch of California’s central coast.

This book talk promises an insightful journey into the heart of Rancho Guadalasca, celebrating the enduring spirit of the women who played a pivotal role in shaping the region’s history. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the fascinating narratives that make this book a compelling read for history enthusiasts and those intrigued by the cultural resilience of California’s central coast.

Author Bio: Colleen M. Delaney spent her childhood interested in history, stories and special places as she moved around, ultimately calling eight U.S. states and Germany home. She channeled these interests to earn a PhD in anthropological archaeology. Currently a professor at California State University-Channel Islands, Professor Delaney uses archaeology, history, and oral history to tell the stories of the past and present in Ventura County, California.

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