The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Presents Connie Korsenstein

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The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum





The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum
cordially invites you to hear
“The Port of Hueneme: A Father and Son Legacy”
On Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00AM at
the Museum (220 Market St.)

This presentation tells the story of the development of the Port of Hueneme–beginning in 1865 with Thomas Bard’s vision of a wharf capable of shipping out all the crops harvested by local farmers. Central to this story are not only the ups and downs of the wharf through two generations, but also the dream of a thriving port in the sleepy little town of Hueneme that the father, Thomas, passed on to his son, Richard. Richard Bard’s struggle to build the port, though, was finally realized, despite considerable opposition, controversy and a World War.

Connie Korenstein is a retired educator who devotes her time to historic research, tours, living history presentations, historic fashion consulting, and community events. She has a collection of historical characters that she has researched and portrays in costume, sometimes solo and sometimes with a cast of other characters. Connie is a docent at Heritage Square and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard, as well as the Dudley House in Ventura. She has also been trained to guide tours at the Bard Mansion.


Museum Distinguished Speaker events in June:

June 1   Bridge Carney “PT-157: Missions in Solomons/ Rescue of JFK and the PT-109 Crew”

June 14 Hueneme Spirit Award:  Helen Brant

Circle of Service Exemplar:  Capt. Mike and Cheryl Saum @Bard Mansion 5:30pm

June 15 Dr. Jose M. Alamillo “La Voz de La Colonia:  Colonia’s News Source from 1926-1932”

June 22 Linda Bentz “The Chinese In Ventura County”

June 29 Connie Korenstein “History of the Port of Hueneme”


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 July 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.

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