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



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

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