Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 1

September 1, 2017

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the
City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura.

Icons and Archetypes

A new series of large-scale oil paintings by Ojai-based artist, Tom Hardcastle, explores the artist’s perspective of popular cultural icons and exploitative archetypes that have come to represent more than their own personal identity and in some cases, a paradoxical delineation. Join us September 1 for the opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura.

For more information, visit or call 805.653.0323.

Free First Sunday: It’s a Day at the Farm!

September 3 is Free First Sunday and the Museum of Ventura County is hosting a Day at the Farm 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Enjoy a screening of the beloved film, Babe, at 1 p.m. and a chance to plant a seed to take home, plus fun coloring sheets. Admission is free, thanks to the generous support of museum member, Mimi Allin.

For more information, visit or call 805.653.0323.

Free Labor Day Tractor Fair at the AgricultureMuseum in Santa Paula
Bring the family for a fun-filled Labor Day at the Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., September 4. Move to the music of Cruise Knights as you cruise the vintage tractor display by the Topa Topa Flywheelers before joining in the traditional pie-eating contest and enjoying the local food trucks. Kids of all ages will love making crafts, playing games and experiencing the Aloha Animal Petting Zoo.

Admission is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Topa Topa Flywheelers and Limoneira Company. Plenty of free parking adjacent to the museum.

For more information, visit or call 805.525.3100.

“From the Peace Corps to the Port”
with speaker Will Berg

Port Hueneme City Council member, Will Berg, will present “From the Peace Corps to the Port” at the September 12“Speaking Of Ventura County” lecture series, 1–2:30 p.m., at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura. Berg will share the fascinating history of Richard Bard‘s vision to build a port to serve the citizens of Ventura County, the port’s growth and its current position as one of America’s top ports for fresh fruit.

Admission to the event is free for MVC members; $5 for non-members. Light refreshments provided. The Museum’s “Speaking Of” series takes place at the Museum of Ventura County on the second Tuesday of the month, September through June.

It’s back to school with the Museum of Ventura County

From one-room schoolhouses to the formation of school districts, visitors of all ages will enjoy the stories of achievement, discipline and friendship explored through “Back to School,” at the Museum of Ventura County. Visitors will see how schooling has changed over the last 100 years through stories, uniforms, trophies, prizes, photographs and report cards provided from the community and the Museum’s collection. The exhibit runs through September 10.

Located at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura, the Museum? of Ventura County is open Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 adults (18 years and older), $3 seniors (62 and over) and students with ID, $1 children (6-17 years old) and children 5 years old and younger are free.

Phone 805.653.0323 for more information or visit,

In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Latin American & Latino Art in LA, the Museum of Ventura County presents

Ayer y Todavía

Experience Chicano culture and history, as well as current struggles and social issues, as seen through the eyes of Chicano artists in Ayer y Todavía, opening Friday,September 15 with an evening of art and music, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura.

Enjoy live music provided by Los Fabulocos Band, and a chance to visit with the artists and the collectors who helped shape this unique Chicano exhibit.

Featured artists include Margaret Garcia, Frank Romero, Leo Limón, Salomon Huerta, Jack Vargas, Harry Gamboa, Diane Gamboa, Ignacio Gomez, and Patssi Valdez among others.

Members are free; non-members are $5. No-host bar and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibit will be on view through November 26. For more information, visit

Exhibit and event are sponsored by the Port of Hueneme, Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. and Santa Paula Latino Town Hall.

Special thanks to the MVC Latino Advisory Committee.

Free First Sundays and Appreciation Weekends

The museum offers Free First Sundays and free admission for featured groups on designated Appreciation Weekends.

September 3: Free First Sunday

September 9-10 – Nonprofit organization employees
September 23-24 – Zip code 93066 (Santa Paula)

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. 
Museum of Ventura County • 100 East Main St. Ventura, CA 93001 • 805.653.0323
Agriculture Museum • 926 Railroad Ave. Santa Paula, CA 93060 • 805.525.3100


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