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Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speakers Series: Damn the Petticoats! Female Mariners in the Days of Sail

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speakers Series: Damn the Petticoats! Female Mariners in the Days of Sail

With Historias & CIMM Docents, Jim Kosinski & Martina Melero Queens commanded fleets, female tars climbed the foremast, mistresses in disguise, pirate queens took charge and whaling wives longed for home. Learn why these women chose to risk their lives in a man’s domain and cast their fates to the wind. Speaker Series is a […]

America’s Waterways, with artist Daven Anderson to Open at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

America’s Waterways, with artist Daven Anderson to Open at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Rivers: A Celebration of Life & Work on America’s Waterways, with artist Daven Anderson on view July 17 – September 24, 2017 Opening Reception/Artist Talk: July 20 from 6 pm – 8 pm (Members  Only  5 pm – 6 pm) In conjunction with his exhibition at CIMM, artist Daven Anderson will be holding a […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show

Annual Wooden Boat Show and Treasure Sale Sunday, June 18, 2017   10:00am to 4:00pm The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will host “From the Tree to the Sea”: the Second Annual Father’s Day Wooden Boat Show – an event of the most enjoyable and rustic variety! It will feature a series of classic wooden boats on […]

“The Most Mad Seas: Tales of Sail from Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean” at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

“The Most Mad Seas: Tales of Sail from Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean” at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to present, “The Most Mad Seas: Tales of Sail from Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean”, a lecture to be held on May 17 with local historian and author, Glenn Hening. The Roaring 40s, the Furious 50s, the Screaming 60s – the “most mad seas” of the Great […]

American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Maritime Museum

American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Maritime Museum

ASMA Exhibit Opens Monday, May 8, 2017 The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is pleased to host the 2017 American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) West Juried Regional Exhibition. ASMA was founded in 1978 by a small group of the country’s leading maritime artists looking to explore and record the history of American marine art and to […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit

By Tim Pompey There’s something about people gathering for an art exhibit that translates into high energy. When it’s a student exhibition, that energy kicks up a notch. Proud students. Proud parents. Proud teachers. A proud museum and school district. The opening reception on Thursday, April 6 for the 24th Annual High School Art Exhibit […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum: Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Maritime Museum: Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor

On April 19 at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum historian and author, Cherie Brant will give her lecture “Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor”. The story of the Channel Island and Hueneme Harbors is a fascinating example of how engineering designs and shifting sands can benefit or threaten coastal communities. Channel Islands […]

The Clipper Ship Era and The Royal Clipper Saga

The Clipper Ship Era and The Royal Clipper Saga

DOCENT & HISTORIAN, TOM DANZA Clipper ships and windjammers were the fastest commercial ship built in the 19th century, holding world records for ocean crossings for 100 years. This presentation will explore the faster clipper ship features, some famous ships, and high lights in their history.  In November 2017 the speaker traveled on a 19-day sail […]

Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) Awarded Edison International awarded $10,000 grant

Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) Awarded Edison International awarded $10,000 grant

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) is pleased to announce that Edison International awarded a $10,000 grant in December 2016 to underwrite Third Thursday Free Days at the Museum.   CIMM recognizes that some individuals are not able to afford the museum’s modest admission prices. Third Thursday Free Days give everyone an opportunity to experience the museum’s […]

Art Comes Alive at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Art Comes Alive at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Visitors of all ages can enjoy an assortment of maritime mysteries associated with the life and times of historical characters, portrayed by volunteers in period costume, and hear stories about the fascinating maritime heritage surrounding rare and beautiful paintings dating back to the 1600s and more than 60 world-class ship models, at the third annual […]