Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Distinguished Speakers Series

Charles T. Watson

Executive Director of the Ventura County Brain Injury Center 

will be addressing the topic:

“Understanding Brain Injuries”

at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

220 Market Street

on January 12, 2019 at 11:00AM

The yearly incidence of traumatic brain injuries in the United States is estimated at 180 to 250 per 100,000 people.  Falls are the leading cause.  If you want to learn more about brain injuries, Charles T. Watson is definitely your man.

Chuck Watson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Ventura County Brain Injury Center.  Not only does he teach nonprofit courses at CSUN and Phillips Graduate Institute but as Senior Vice president at the Oertel Group, he also provides training and technical assistance to such local organizations as the Center for Nonprofit Management and the Ventura County Community Foundation Resource Center.  

In his spare time, Chuck loves to referee soccer.  He was tapped as a referee for the USPSA, a national power wheelchair-assisted soccer program as well as the Special Olympics 2015 World Games.  Needless to say, he is an avid Manchester United fan. 

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 Janurary 19, 2019 at 11:00AM

According to John Krist, the author of Voyage of Rediscovery (based on his experiences retracing the Lewis and Clark trail) “It is difficult to overstate the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition in American history.”

When the explorers set out in 1803 to cross the largely unknown territory between the Mississippi River and the Pacific, the United States was largely oriented toward the Atlantic and Europe. When the expedition members returned in 1806, the nation had become continental in scale.  Detailed new information provided by the expedition drew Americans to travel westward.

Krist’s adventure began in the early summer of 2001, when he hit the road to retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark 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, torment by mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies, and interviews with biologists, bartenders, river guides, history buffs, musicians, ranchers, and Native Americans.

   Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum presents

Artist and Art Instructor, Ethel Todd

“Understanding Modern Art”

at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

220 Market Street

on SaturdayJanuary 26, 2019

at 11:00AM

There’s something fascinating about modern art. Although we often struggle to understand what it’s all about, many of us can’t help feeling the urge to attempt to comprehend the highly unique, hard-hitting, and/or arresting images.

Port Hueneme’s own Ethel Todd has agreed to help us understand and appreciate modern artists.  Not only has she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts but she has also studied art at the Layton Art School in Wisconsin, California Lutheran University, California State University at Northridge, and Los Angeles Pierce College. 

In addition, Ethel is an experienced art instructor.  She has taught courses in art history at Los Angeles Pearce College and Los Angeles Mission College as well as led art travel study programs in Europe, North Africa, and Japan. 

Finally, Ethel, whose art has been exhibited in numerous private shows, is a professional skilled in acrylic and shaped painting as well as composition abstract and realism. 

Ethel, who holds a Special Education credential, also volunteers with the disadvantaged and the handicapped.


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