Jan
24
Fri
Dig Into History @ Albinger Archaeological Museum
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dig Into History @ Albinger Archaeological Museum | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Albinger Archaeological Museum Friday, January 24, 2020 — Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11AM—4PM as we dig through the layers of the past with music, dance, crafts, and storytelling to honor the diversity of the cultures who have lived here and left their mark on history. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

The Museum of Ventura County and the City of Ventura are collaborating to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Albinger Archaeological Museum and 3,500 years of cultural diversity at the archaeological site with “Dig Into History!” This three-day celebration will include special exhibits, activities for all ages, educational opportunities and much more to celebrate the cultures that have existed in Ventura County.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for a more detailed schedule of the events in the new year.

Jan
25
Sat
Dig Into History @ Albinger Archaeological Museum
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dig Into History @ Albinger Archaeological Museum | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Albinger Archaeological Museum Friday, January 24, 2020 — Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11AM—4PM as we dig through the layers of the past with music, dance, crafts, and storytelling to honor the diversity of the cultures who have lived here and left their mark on history. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

The Museum of Ventura County and the City of Ventura are collaborating to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Albinger Archaeological Museum and 3,500 years of cultural diversity at the archaeological site with “Dig Into History!” This three-day celebration will include special exhibits, activities for all ages, educational opportunities and much more to celebrate the cultures that have existed in Ventura County.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for a more detailed schedule of the events in the new year.

California Cool Lecture Series & Documentary Screening @ Museum of Ventura County
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
California Cool Lecture Series & Documentary Screening @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 2—4:00PM for an afternoon about modernist design, fine arts and crafts, and the creative individuals who made a lasting impact in design history. Admission is free for members, $5 for nonmembers.

First, Guest Curators Eric Huff, Jordan Downs and Steve Aldana will participate in an insightful conversation with the Museum’s Chief Curator Anna Bermudez about their collaboration on the California Cool: Mid-century Modernism on the Central Coast exhibit.

Following the discussion, Laura Ackerman-Shaw will share recollections about her parents’ personal and professional lives that intertwined during their 64-year marriage. Through their combined complementary talents and temperaments, the Ackermans forged a prolific partnership that produced a wide range of timeless designs including ceramics, mosaics, tapestries, woodcarvings, and hardware, an unusual cross-disciplinary approach for designer-craftsmen.

Rounding out the afternoon is a documentary screening of In Tandem: The Life and Work of Jerry and Evelyn Ackerman. Filmmakers Katie Nartonis and Margaret Halkin debuted their film at Palm Springs Modernism Week. The film features extensive interviews with Jerry Ackerman and a rich roster of noted California design experts including internationally known designer Jonathan Adler. Their story is, at its heart, a love story, and it chronicles the legacy of two now legendary mid-century designer-craftsmen who were able to build a flourishing 50-year career.

A schedule of the events will be available soon.

Jan
26
Sun
Dig Into History @ Albinger Archaeological Museum
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dig Into History @ Albinger Archaeological Museum | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Albinger Archaeological Museum Friday, January 24, 2020 — Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11AM—4PM as we dig through the layers of the past with music, dance, crafts, and storytelling to honor the diversity of the cultures who have lived here and left their mark on history. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

The Museum of Ventura County and the City of Ventura are collaborating to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Albinger Archaeological Museum and 3,500 years of cultural diversity at the archaeological site with “Dig Into History!” This three-day celebration will include special exhibits, activities for all ages, educational opportunities and much more to celebrate the cultures that have existed in Ventura County.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for a more detailed schedule of the events in the new year.

Jan
31
Fri
Jr. Livestock Nutrition Seminar @ Agriculture Museum
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jr. Livestock Nutrition Seminar @ Agriculture Museum

CALLING ALL FFA, 4-H, Grangers and students interested in learning more about livestock feed management and selection — You are invited to join us at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4—6PM for the Jr. Livestock Nutrition Seminar! Admission is free and open to the public.

The Jr. Livestock Nutrition Seminar program will include a presentation by show feed specialist Adam Mendonza, a raffle for Farmers Showtime feed, supplements and more, plus light refreshments. The Jr. Livestock Nutrition Seminar is presented by Ag Farmers Best Feed and Showtime Feed. RSVP with Martha Wooten at (209) 409-2275.

Feb
9
Sun
Author Talk, Musical Performance and Crafts @ Museum of Ventura County
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Talk, Musical Performance and Crafts @ Museum of Ventura County

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1—3PM for a special afternoon with author Toni Jannotta. Following Toni Jannotta’s talk on her book, My Little Heart, Ruthie, there will be a musical performance and a book making craft for visitors to participate in. Admission is free for museum members, $5 for nonmembers.

My Little Heart, Ruthie is the story of a wounded heart living alone in a cold, icy cell with only her harp for company. One day a warm breeze blows into her small space and so startles Ruthie that she gathers her courage and goes to see what this beautiful feeling is all about, nearly breaking free of her confinement. The breeze turns out to be a fellow heart warming up on his trumpet. This jazz guy named Clyde turns out to be a friend with whom Ruthie can share her darkest secrets. Their conversation, told both musically and in rhyme, leads Ruthie to realize that her sadness can heal, and that she has the right to be free. Told as a children’s rhyme this story speaks to the child inside of every person who believes that past abuses are because they did something wrong and tries to convince them that it was never their fault.

About the Author

Toni Jannotta started as a dancer, became an actress, performed in children’s theater, sang in musical theater, and ended up in jazz clubs. She has written jazz tunes, performed in the U.S. and abroad, and has composed the music for her original story rhyme, “My Little Heart, Ruthie.” Toni lives with her violin and piano in Southern California. This is her first book. Feel free to visit www.tonijannotta.com

Feb
20
Thu
VC Master Gardeners: Grow Your Own Tomatoes @ Agriculture Museum
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
VC Master Gardeners: Grow Your Own Tomatoes @ Agriculture Museum | Santa Paula | California | United States

Join in on the fun with a new gardening topic each month presented by Ventura County’s top Master Gardeners. Advanced registration advised. The UC Master Gardeners Program extends research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices.

Join us at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12—2PM to learn about the different types and classes of tomatoes, how to plant and grow tomatoes from seeding to transplanting, fertilizing, is pruning necessary, and harvest, and some of the more common diseases affecting tomatoes and how to cope with them. Ventura County Master Gardener Julian Hoyle will be joining us.

Admission is free, but please register in advanced at this link.

Feb
22
Sat
La Conchita: A Different Kind of Paradise Author Talk @ Museum of Ventura County
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
La Conchita: A Different Kind of Paradise Author Talk @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 3—4PM for an author talk with Dr. Bonnie G. Kelm, Ph.D, who will be discussing her book La Conchita: A Different Kind of Paradise. Admission is free for museum members, $5 for nonmembers.

It was through the failed beachfront resort development of 1923 that the tiny enclave of Punta, California, was renamed La Conchita del Mar and promoted as a seaside paradise. La Conchita, however, was destined to become a different kind of paradise. Abandoned by wealthy investors, it was settled by Filipino farmhands, Mexican railroad workers, and white oil workers, and became a unique, multicultural, working-class neighborhood. Total equality marked this early integrated community. At a time when the Civil Rights movement wasn’t even on the horizon, in La Conchita, prejudice simply didn’t exist. La Conchita’s distinct sense of place clashed with the affluent, exclusive communities surrounding it on the Gold Coast. Despite attempts to destroy this perceived misplaced community over the years, like-minded people have been drawn to it like magnets. The recollections of La Conchita residents reveal untold stories of fascinating people, a few with familiar names and others with names that won’t soon be forgotten. This tiny place with a receptive atmosphere also nurtured astonishing historic and cultural landmarks that deserve to be remembered and celebrated.

About the Author

BONNIE G. KELM served as an associate professor of art history and museum director at Miami University (Ohio), the College of William & Mary, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, over a thirty-year period. She was a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of a NEH Fellowship, among other honors. Among the author’s best-known publications is Georgia O’Keeffe in Williamsburg (co-authored with Ann Madonia), a critically acclaimed study that details her discovery and recreation of a previously unknown 1938 exhibition by the famed artist. Other publications include the jointly authored Greater Carpinteria, Summerland, and La Conchita, and Madge Tennent: Contested Images from Paradise in Modernism, Gender, and Culture

 

Mar
19
Thu
VC Master Gardeners: Creating a Shade Garden @ Agriculture Museum
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
VC Master Gardeners: Creating a Shade Garden @ Agriculture Museum | Santa Paula | California | United States

Join in on the fun with a new gardening topic each month presented by Ventura County’s top Master Gardeners. Advanced registration advised. The UC Master Gardeners Program extends research-based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices.

Join us at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12—2PM to learn the names of shade plants that will grow in our climate, how and where to plant them, their water needs and other cultivation tips. Ventura County Master Gardener Olwyn Kingery will be joining us.

Admission is free, but please register in advanced at this link.

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