Port Hueneme Histoical Society Museum
The current featured exhibit at the Museum is the 1948 Incorporation of Port Hueneme coinciding with the 70th Birthday of the City.
Other Museum sponsored events include the monthly Historic Port Tour on the third Friday of each month. Also offered on a quarterly basis (Next is April 20, 2019), the Museum and Port provide transportation to the Lighthouse for visitors who cannot make the approximately one-mile round trip walk to Lighthouse.
In addition, the Museum and the Friends of the Bard offer tours of the Berylwood Mansion in conjunction with the quarterly dinners of the Friends of the Bard. https://www.bardmansion.org/Current-Newsletter.html
Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Distinguished Speakers Series
Author and Journalist John Krist
will be addressing the topic:
“The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Voyage of Rediscovery”
at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum
220 Market Street
on April 13, 2019 at 11:00AM
According to John Krist, the author of Voyage of Rediscovery (based on his personal experience in retracing the journey of Capt. Meriwether Lewis and 2nd Lt. William Clark), “It is difficult to overstate the significance of [their May 1804 to September 1806] expedition in American history.”
When the explorers set out in 1804 to cross the largely unknown territory between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean, the United States was largely oriented toward the Atlantic and Europe. When the expedition members returned in 1806, the nation started to view itself as continental in scale and started dreaming about traveling all the way to the West Coast.
Krist’s adventure began in the early summer of 2001 when he hit the road to retrace the Lewis and Clark expedition’s steps from St. Louis to the Oregon coast. Three months later, he had paddled, pedaled, hiked, and driven nearly 16,000 miles across 22 states.
The resulting yearlong series of stories published monthly by the Ventura County Star is an adventure tale filled with extremes in weather, encounters with wild animals, triple-threat torment by mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies, as well as interviews with biologists, bartenders, river guides, history buffs, musicians, ranchers, and Native Americans.