Welcome to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Online Press Room

Listed and featured here are press releases about upcoming events and exhibitions, pertinent information and announcements by the museum, as well articles and mentions written by other news sources about CIMM. 


The mission of the Museum is to provide a rewarding museum experience based on the age of sail and to enhance the understanding of our rich maritime heritage through world-class maritime art, unique ship models, dynamic exhibits, and educational programs.



Channel Islands Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA 93035



ATE * DRANK * SAW, VCS Eats Issue 32 - VC Star - August 23, 2017

3rd Time A Charm! Record-Breaking Ticket Sales at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum Chowderfest 2017 - Citizen's Journal -  August 20, 2017

Maritime museum recruiting new volunteers - VC Star - August 19, 2017

Ever-growing Chowderfest will be Saturday at Channel Islands Maritime Museum - VC Star - August 17, 2017

Shark Week, Every Week - VC Reporter - August 9, 2017

From the Tree to the Sea boat show put classic wooden boats on display for Father's Day - KEYT-TV - June 18, 2017

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Hosts Student Art Exhibit Citizen's Journal - April 10, 2017

Art Comes Alive! event helps Channel Islands Maritime Museum celebrate 26th anniversary KEYT-TV - February 20, 2017

Life imitates art at museum's historical event - VC Star February 18, 2017

Veteran's letters to home on display - VC Star January 10, 2017

Interview with CIMM Curator Kate Crouse on new exhibit "Love Letters Home" - Locals Only - News Talk 1590 KVTA January 8, 2017

Channel Island’s Maritime Museum Offers “Groups Only” Days for Customized Events - Citizen's Journal January 5, 2017

Shells: Oxnard displays nature's architectural wonder -  VC Star October 24, 2016

Replica of Cabrillo's galleon sailing into Oxnard - VC Star September 12, 2016

THE SAN SALVADOR SAILS AGAIN | Galleon replica to dock at Channel Islands Harbor - VC Reporter September 7, 2016

Silver Strand shipwreck back in the spotlight - VC Star August 26, 2016

Local restaurants earn bragging rights for winning Chowderfest in Oxnard - VC Star July 31, 2016

Chowderfest at Channel Islands Harbor is just what it sounds like - VC Star July 25, 2016

Learn the secrets of local shipwreck La Jenelle VC Star July 14, 2016

Restaurants to compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at Chowderfest 2016 - Citizen's Journal July 12, 2016

Maritime Museum plans hosts reception for whale sculptor - VC Reporter May 27, 2016

Coastal Oxnard - Coronado Lifestyle April 2016

History on the High Seas - VC Reporter February 25, 2016

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Celebrates 25th Anniversary- Ventura County Star February 25, 2016

Fun Things to do in Oxnard with Kids (Passport 2 History): Look Who's Traveling (YouTube) December 21, 2015

Cover Story Making Waves: Julia Chambers and the Cultural Revolution of Oxnard - Ventana Magazine December 2015 Issue 

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Celebrates the 225th Birthday of the Auxiliary Coast Guard - Ventura County Star August 3, 2015

California: Oxnard maritime museum awash in art - Los Angeles Times November 10, 2014 

A treasure close by - Santa Barbara News January 1, 2014

A Tall Order - LA Times October 30, 1997

Ship Shapers : Museum Guild's Model Builders Take History Into Their Own Hands - LA Times February 24, 1997













CIMM Speaker Series on August 16 explores the truth about sharks in Southern California - July 31, 2017

Speaker Series on July 19 explorers International SeaKeerper's Society - June 15, 2017

2-Day Watercolor Workshop to be held at CIMM with exhibiting artist, Daven Anderson - June 9, 2017

CIMM Welcomes artist Daven Anderson for summer exhibition - June 7, 2017

CIMM Grants free access to Active Duty Military Personnel and their facilities as part of the Blue Star Military Program - June 2, 2017 

CIMM to host prestigious exhibition of juried artists from the American Society of Marine Artists – May 8 through June 24, 2017 April 17, 2017

Channel Islands Maritime Museum welcomes new Executive Director April 3, 2017

CIMM Invites the Community for a Strategic Planning Session on April 12 March 29, 2017

Edison International $10,000 Grant Awarded to CIMM for Third Thursday Free Admission and Education Program February 23, 2017

Art Comes Alive at CIMM February 18 & 19  January 30, 2017

New Docent Class at CIMM to Begin March 6, 2017 January 23, 2017

December is Model Month at CIMM November 8, 2016 

Starting October 1, 2016, CIMM will be Available for Exclusive Access to the Museum on Tuesdays and Wednesdays August 29, 2016 

New Docent Class at CIMM to Begin September 12, 2016 August 22, 2016

CIMM Grants FREE Museum access to active duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program June 29, 2016

Exhibit to open at CIMM - LA JENELLE: Recovered Relics From A Local Legend June 23, 2016

CIMM Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence June 17, 2016

The EVENT of the Ventura County Summer: CHOWDERFEST 2016 June 6, 2016

Ed Cristal: Retrospective- Life and Work of the Artist Explored in New Exhibit April 19, 2016

25th Annual High School Art Exhibition February 24, 2016

World Affairs Councils of America-California Central Coast: Dinner & Lecture March 7, 2016

Art Comes Alive: Anniversary Weekend/Hey, Sailor! Pre-Valentine's Day Cocktail Party February 2, 2016

Discover "Art That Sails" Become a Volunteer at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum February 1, 2016

Tall Ships Moving to Channel Islands Harbor January 21, 2016

Floating Stories, Ancient Waves: The Moche Maritime Heritage

Marple Deconstructed: The Evolution of a Master