Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Presents Linda Bentz

Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Distinguished Speakers Series

Historical Archaeologist Linda Bentz

“The Chinese in Ventura County”

at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

220 Market Street

on June 22, 2019 at 11:00AM

Linda Bentz, who researches Chinese fishermen, California-built Chinese junks as well as Chinese American women and families, researched and wrote the script for the documentary Courage and Contributions: the Chinese in Ventura County She has also published scholarly essays in books, journals, and newsletters.

In 2012, she and co-author William Gow completed Hidden Lives: A Century of Chinese American History in Ventura County.  She is currently the Vice President of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and serves as the historian for the Ventura County Chinese American Historical Society.  

She also has extensively investigated the presence of Chinese abalone harvesters on the Channel Islands by working with the National Parks Service and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.   

Mrs. Bentz is the mother of four sons and lives with her husband in San Pedro. 


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.  https://www.bardmansion.org/Current-Newsletter.html

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