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“Speaking of Ventura County” Series at Museum of Ventura County

March 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Museum of Ventura County’s “Speaking of Ventura County” Begins Wednesday, February 1st!

 Our popular lecture series featuring experts, authors and storytellers returns on February 1.

Sign up now for one or all of the 8 weekly sessions, on Wednesdays from February 1 through March 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the Museum’s pavilion. Members attend free!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“The Real Thing: The Value of Primary Resource Material in Research Today”

Charles Johnson, Research Library Director & Managing Editor, The Journal of Ventura County History

Michael Redmon, Director of Research, Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Frank Barajas, History Department Chair, CSUCI


Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“Making the Garden Bloom: A History of Agricultural Water Use in Ventura County”

John Krist, Chief Executive Officer, Farm Bureau of Ventura County


Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“Lightning Strikes of Loopy Giddiness: Adventures in Travel Writing, from Burrowing Bot Flies to the Charms of the Channel Islands”

Ken McAlpine, Local Author


Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“The History and Pageantry of the Dixie Thompson Saddle”

Tom Peterson, Director, Carriage Museum


Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“My Darkest Hour”

James Bachner, Holocaust Survivor


Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“California vs. the Nation: Gov. Brown’s Democrat California contends with President Trump’s Republican Federal Government”

Herbert E. Gooch III, Ph.D., M.A., M.B.A., Professor, Department of Political Science, Cal Lutheran University


Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm 

“Delinquent Girls and Incorrigible Women: A History of the Ventura School for Girls”

Colleen Coffey, Professor of History, Ventura College

Catelyn Kindred, Education Specialist, Museum of Ventura County


Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Reinterpreting Ventura County History through La Voz de la Colonia Newspaper, 1926-1932

Dr. Jose M. Alamillo, Professor, Chicana/o Studies, California State University Channel Islands


$7 per session; $40 for the whole series.  Free to members!


March 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Museum of Ventura County
100 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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