Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA  93035

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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series Presents David Leach-LightHouses
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   Do you know how many lighthouses there are? Savers of countless lives. Comforting beacons that provide hope and a reminder of home. Watchful sentinels in a timeless conflict between seafarers and an unforgiving ocean.
   Stop by and learn about these Beacons of Hope!
   Event Category & Type:   Presentation ( Classes, Seminars, Meetings, Conferences)
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Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA  93035
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Phone:  (805) 984-6260
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 Recent News & Buzz!!
8/27/15 - Volunteer Training Starts Monday September 14, 2015 at 10 AM
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Volunteers are the backbone of the museum. There are dozens of ways to contribute. Do only what interests you. You can conduct tours for visitors, staff the front desk and gift shop, facilitate the school education programs, host various events and work behind the scenes to keep the museum running.
The advantage to you is enjoyment of the company of an active and interesting group of volunteers. You get to meet people from around the world, learn maritime history and art in a small setting and enjoy our great events free of charge.
You become a volunteer by going through the training program. You will learn the Museum’s purpose, objectives, and about the museums wonderful collection.
There are eight classes from 10:00am until 12:00 on Mondays starting September 14, 2015 and running through November 9, with October 12th off. You must become a member $35 and training materials are free.
If interested Call Jerry Leckie at 805-217-8363

The Maritime Museum is open daily 11-5 pm. Located at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 South Harbor Boulevard, on Bluefin Circle, permanent exhibits include a seascape gallery of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, as well as interactive contemporary exhibits and there is a gift shop.   (805) 217-8363
8/6/15 - 1st Annual Chowder Fest -- Saturday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum
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Entry entitles you to FREE TASTINGS of chowder from 15 different restaurants, wine from several wineries and beer from Firestone Walker Brewery. Also live music by local favorites, children’s navigation games and museum entry and waterside view of the many harbor activities. Vote for your favorite chowder! Do you agree with the judges? 4– 8pm, food and drink. Kontiki movie outside 9:00 pm with free popcorn. Bring your own chairs or blankets.
The event is in collaboration with the Ventura County Wine Trail wineries, participating restaurants, the International Order of Blue Gavels (an association of former yacht club commodores).
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4/16/15 - Privateers, Pirates, Frigates & Politics --April 16 at the maritime Museum
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Speakers Series Third Thursday ..... Step back in time to the beginnings of our country and its navy. Hear the remarkable story of how the heroic acts of the fledgling navy brought the states of a brand new country to think of themselves as a single nation. Social Hour 6:30, refresments served. Speaker 7:00.
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12/17/14 - Family from out of town visiting? Stop by the Maritime Museum
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See Ship Models, Oil Paintings, Learn Ancient Maritime Secrets, a wonderful place to visit and fun for the whole family!
11/23/14 - Save the Date! The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Is having an ATTIC SALE and your Invited! -- 12/6
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Yard Garden in front of the museum, plenty of parking! Original artwork, beautiful ship models, books and more.
For information call 805-984-6260 3900 Bluefin Circle Oxnard, CA 93035 (next to Whales Tail) in Channel Islands Harbor
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11/16/14 - The CI Maritime Museum “Fish on Friday: How Eating Fish on Holy Days Changed the World” -- 11/20
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Brian Fagan, Anthropology professor at UCSB and author of numerous books, will share the story of “Fish on Friday: How Eating Fish on Holy Days Changed the World” Thursday November 20th Social Hour 6:30 Speaker 7:00pm
When I arrived in Santa Barbara, I was handed the assignment of teaching a large introductory archaeology course for 300 students. I found there were no good textbooks for beginning students, but a chance meeting with a textbook editor provided me with the opportunity to write such a book on basic archaeological methods and theoretical approaches. It took 5 painful years to write, but In the Beginning appeared in 1972, and has been in print through 11 editions, the latest coming out in 2004. Subsequently, I wrote People of the Earth, a world prehistory, which was published in 1975 and is now in its 13th edition (2009). I have written, or co-authored, eight textbooks of different types, all of which are still in print. The writing and especially revision, of these books consumes a great deal of my time.
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10/20/14 - “Semper Paratus:Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” -- 10/20
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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents, “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” This exhibit will feature artworks by outstanding artists from around the United States from August 4th through March 31, 2015. The images were commissioned to illustrate the day-to-day activities and services rendered by the men and women who are charged with the security of our coasts. Photographs by USCG Auxiliary member, Michael Brodey, will complement the exhibit.
The Opening Reception will celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and the 75th of the USCG Auxiliary. It will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 9th. The reception is open to the public. It will honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Channel Islands Harbor Station and the USCG reservists, the USCG veterans and retirees with a ceremony and a birthday cake. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals who provide marine search and rescue and coastal security for Ventura County. USCG attendees in uniform and their immediate families are admitted free to museum activities through Labor Day. The cost for the reception is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is located at 3900 South Harbor Boulevard (at Bluefin Circle) in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor. It is open daily 11-5 pm Admission for adults $5, seniors $4, children 6-17 $2. The museum may be contacted at (805) 984-6260. Visit our website: www.cimmvc.org
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10/14/14 - Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speakers Series-13,000 Years of Change Along the Central Coast -Thur
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Dr. John Johnson of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will speak about the people who lived in California before the arrival of Europeans. He will give us some new perspectives on the Chumash, descended from the "first pioneers" who migrated to the west coast thousands of years ago, and their maritime culture.
Johnson has served as Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History since 1986. His career has been devoted to understanding the culture and history of the Chumash Indians and their neighbors in south central California through the study of archaeology, archival records, and interviews with contemporary Native Americans. He has published more than 80 studies about California Indians, particularly the Chumash.
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Located at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 South Harbor Boulevard, on Bluefin Circle Permanent exhibits include a seascape gallery of world-class marine art and more than sixty models of historic ships. Museum entry is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children. Members free Info: CIMMVC.org or 805.984.6260. Hours 11-5 daily
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10/6/14 - Save the Date! Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speakers Series- 13,000 Years of Change Along the Central Coas
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Dr. John Johnson of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will speak about the people who lived in California before the arrival of Europeans. He will give us some new perspectives on the Chumash, descended from the "first pioneers" who migrated to the west coast thousands of years ago, and their maritime culture.
Johnson has served as Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History since 1986. His career has been devoted to understanding the culture and history of the Chumash Indians and their neighbors in south central California through the study of archaeology, archival records, and interviews with contemporary Native Americans. He has published more than 80 studies about California Indians, particularly the Chumash.
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Located at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 South Harbor Boulevard, on Bluefin Circle Permanent exhibits include a seascape gallery of world-class marine art and more than sixty models of historic ships. Museum entry is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children. Members free Info: CIMMVC.org or 805.984.6260. Hours 11-5 daily
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9/15/14 - Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series Presents Fog and Wrecks -- 9/18
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Meet Ken McAlpine, local Ventura author. He has written several books one of which is” Fog”, an eerie mystery that unfolds on the wreck-strewn coast of Cape Cod in 1882. Thursday, September 18 Social Hour: 6:30 Speaker: 7:00
Ken McAlpine’s magazine articles have earned three Lowell Thomas awards, travel writing's top award. More important to him, assignments from magazines ranging from National Geographic Traveler to Sunset have provided him unbridled opportunity for play; from diving with white sharks, to running the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, to sparring with the world shoot fighting champion (you cannot learn a martial art in a week).
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9/10/14 - Save the Date! Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series Presents Fog and Wrecks -- 9/18
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Meet Ken McAlpine, local Ventura author. He has written several books one of which is” Fog”, an eerie mystery that unfolds on the wreck-strewn coast of Cape Cod in 1882. Thursday, September 18 Social Hour: 6:30 Speaker: 7:00
Ken McAlpine’s magazine articles have earned three Lowell Thomas awards, travel writing's top award. More important to him, assignments from magazines ranging from National Geographic Traveler to Sunset have provided him unbridled opportunity for play; from diving with white sharks, to running the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, to sparring with the world shoot fighting champion (you cannot learn a martial art in a week).
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9/4/14 - Have you explored the Channel Islands Maritime Museum?
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Explore five centuries of exquisite maritime art, unique ship models, and dynamic exhibits at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum right at the Harbor!  Website
9/3/14 - Save the Date! Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series Presents Fog and Wrecks -- 9/18
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Meet Ken McAlpine, local Ventura author. He has written several books one of which is” Fog”, an eerie mystery that unfolds on the wreck-strewn coast of Cape Cod in 1882. Thursday, September 18 Social Hour: 6:30 Speaker: 7:00
Ken McAlpine’s magazine articles have earned three Lowell Thomas awards, travel writing's top award. More important to him, assignments from magazines ranging from National Geographic Traveler to Sunset have provided him unbridled opportunity for play; from diving with white sharks, to running the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, to sparring with the world shoot fighting champion (you cannot learn a martial art in a week).
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8/28/14 - Visit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and Step Back Into History!
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Explore five centuries of exquisite maritime art, unique ship models, and dynamic exhibits at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum right at the Harbor!  Website
8/19/14 - Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series: Anacapa Avenger-The Wreck That Started It All
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Relive Local History with Patrick Smith, Commercial and Scientific Diver
In the spring of 1945 in the skies above the Santa Barbara Channel there occurred a tragic mishap, a mid- air collision that resulted in a tragic loss of two naval aircraft and the lives of four airmen. In the overall sweep of WWII it was a relatively insignificant event that was quickly forgotten, but it would provoke questions and generate research over the next 40 years.
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8/13/14 - Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series: Anacapa Avenger-The Wreck That Started It All
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Relive Local History with Patrick Smith, Commercial and Scientific Diver
In the spring of 1945 in the skies above the Santa Barbara Channel there occurred a tragic mishap, a mid- air collision that resulted in a tragic loss of two naval aircraft and the lives of four airmen. In the overall sweep of WWII it was a relatively insignificant event that was quickly forgotten, but it would provoke questions and generate research over the next 40 years.
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8/4/14 - “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program”
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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents, “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” This exhibit will feature artworks by outstanding artists from around the United States from August 4th through March 31, 2015. The images were commissioned to illustrate the day-to-day activities and services rendered by the men and women who are charged with the security of our coasts. Photographs by USCG Auxiliary member, Michael Brodey, will complement the exhibit.
The Opening Reception will celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and the 75th of the USCG Auxiliary. It will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 9th. The reception is open to the public. It will honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Channel Islands Harbor Station and the USCG reservists, the USCG veterans and retirees with a ceremony and a birthday cake. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals who provide marine search and rescue and coastal security for Ventura County. USCG attendees in uniform and their immediate families are admitted free to museum activities through Labor Day. The cost for the reception is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is located at 3900 South Harbor Boulevard (at Bluefin Circle) in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor. It is open daily 11-5 pm Admission for adults $5, seniors $4, children 6-17 $2. The museum may be contacted at (805) 984-6260. Visit our website: www.cimmvc.org
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7/31/14 - “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the US Coast Guard
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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents, “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” This exhibit will feature artworks by outstanding artists from around the United States from August 4th through March 31, 2015. The images were commissioned to illustrate the day-to-day activities and services rendered by the men and women who are charged with the security of our coasts. Photographs by USCG Auxiliary member, Michael Brodey, will complement the exhibit.
The Opening Reception will celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and the 75th of the USCG Auxiliary. It will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 9th. The reception is open to the public. It will honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Channel Islands Harbor Station and the USCG reservists, the USCG veterans and retirees with a ceremony and a birthday cake. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals who provide marine search and rescue and coastal security for Ventura County. USCG attendees in uniform and their immediate families are admitted free to museum activities through Labor Day. The cost for the reception is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is located at 3900 South Harbor Boulevard (at Bluefin Circle) in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor. It is open daily 11-5 pm Admission for adults $5, seniors $4, children 6-17 $2. The museum may be contacted at (805) 984-6260. Visit our website: www.cimmvc.org
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7/21/14 - Save the Date! “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” -
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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents, “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” The Opening Reception will celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and the 75th of the USCG Auxiliary. It will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 9th. The reception is open to the public. It will honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Channel Islands Harbor Station and the USCG reservists, the USCG veterans and retirees with a ceremony and a birthday cake. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals who provide marine search and rescue and coastal security for Ventura County. USCG attendees in uniform and their immediate families are admitted free to museum activities through Labor Day. The cost for the reception is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!   Website
7/21/14 - Save the Date! A Big Fish Block Party and Film Screening -- 7/26
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A Big Fish Block Party and Film Screening to benefit the Museum at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 26, 2014! Join us in our beautiful new yard garden and enjoy gourmet food and popcorn, fine wine, an exhibit tour, and an outdoor showing of Spencer Tracy’s portrayal of Santiago at 8:30 pm.
Tickets available by phone or at the door: $25/couple, $15/adults, $10/members and $5/children under 12. Reserve your seats early! 805.984.6260
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