Speaker Series at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Oxnard, CA – Interesting and captivating speakers are scheduled every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard. Refreshments are at 6:30 p.m., with the lectures at 7.

Next Speaker is January 15 Paul Swanson – Pleasure Boat Sailor “A Boater’s Guide to the Incredible Channel Islands.” Come and take an armchair tour of one of the best-kept secrets in Southern California.  Over nearly forty years of visiting the Channel Islands National Park by private boat, Dr. Paul Swanson has built a vast knowledge and photographic history of the islands. You will learn about popular anchorages on the five northern Channel Islands as well as see some of the interior sights that are not easily accessible.

Feb 19 Holly Lohuis – SCUBA Diver, Marine Biologist, Naturalist “Embracing Change Through Ocean Exploration: Complexities of Ocean Environments and the Inspiration for a Sustainable Future of Our Oceans”

Mar 18 TBA “TBA”

Apr 15 Keri Dearborn & Mike Watling – Friends of the Island Fox “Saving the Island Fox: The Interconnections Between Land & Sea”

May 20 Leslie Compton – Teacher, Musician, Collector, Non-Fiction Writer “Dearest Minnie, a Sailor’s Story: Travel with Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet 1907 – 1909”

Jun 17 Connie Korenstein – Historian, Educator “Eleanor Creesy: Navigator of the Clipper Ship Flying Cloud”

Jul 15 Mark Frees – Historian “Rum Runners: How Prohibition Changed Ventura County

Aug 19 Kathleen Roos, PhD – Teacher, Environmental Scientist “The Mysteries of Antarctica”

Sep 16 Olaf Engvig – Norwegian-American Maritime Scholar, Non-Fiction Writer “The Ships That Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy”

Oct 21 Ryan Kittell – Forecaster, Marine Program Manager for the National Weather Service “National Weather Service Marine Program & Area Weather Overview”

Nov 18 Paul Amaral – Towboat US Ventura I’m Sinking: What Happens When the Worst Happens”

December there is no Speaker Scheduled. Please enjoy the holiday season.

Admission is free for Maritime Museum members, $7 for adults, $5 seniors (62+)/military and their families/students with valid ID. More information is available at (805) 984-6260 or cimmvc.org/whats-on/speaker-list/.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum boasts an unsurpassed art and model collection, contemporary exhibits, monthly speaker series, exhibit openings, high-quality education program and research library that allows guests to expand their knowledge of maritime history, culture, and conservation. The museum has been a treasured cultural resource serving all of Ventura County, Southern California, and the world since 1991.

About the Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Nestled on the coast of Southern California, in Ventura County, supported by a vibrant community of art aficionados, a steady, year-round influx of art seekers from the area, and tourists from around the world, Channel Islands Maritime Museum is perfectly poised to bring vibrant and innovative art to the forefront of the local art scene. Discover the Maritime Museum as a volunteer. Located by Oxnard’s beautiful harbor on California’s Gold Coast, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035. Operating hours are M/Th-Sat 10-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm and closed Tues/Wed for group tours and private member events. Groups of ten or more can be accommodated with 48-hours’ notice. Admission rates are free for members and children under 6, $7 adults, $5 seniors (62 plus)/military and their families/students any age with valid ID, and $3 children (ages 6-17). The museum is free on the third Thursday of every month, sponsored by Edison International. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept school or other large groups on Free Third Thursday’s.) Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than seventy world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum


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