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


“Doug Halter and his partner were shocked to learn that they had AIDS and only had a few months to live. Doug’s partner grew sick and passed away, but Doug miraculously got into the first successful trial of a drug that blocked AIDS complications – and he survived.

Achieving success as a chemical engineer and computer sales executive, Doug found his true calling as a highly innovative landscaper. Give Me Time is the inspiring story of Doug Halter’s lifelong dedication to AIDS and LGBTQ causes, how he created his immensely popular landscaping business, built landmark houses…and his groundbreaking contributions to the culture and civic renewal of his chosen home, Ventura, California.”

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