Maarten Platje: The Early History of the United States Navy
Jan
9
to Mar 25

Maarten Platje: The Early History of the United States Navy

Working professionally for over thirty years, Maarten Platje’s paintings reveal his ability to depict historic topics with a stunning level of detail. Dedicated to marine paintings, Platje’s carefully-orchestrated compositions are created from an assembly of several old pictures, old drawings and ship models discovered at antique stores or placed at his disposal from private collections. Maarten Platje has been exhibiting his signature maritime art paintings since 1986.

He studied at the Ars Aemula Naturae Art Academy in Leiden, in addition to his attendance at several artistic courses and studies. Upon graduating, he spent part of his youth as a sailor before devoting himself to the painting of ships; this period certainly contributed to his ability to transform his impressions and observations into highly accurate and lively marine paintings.

Today and during his professional career, Maarten Platje’s impressive body of work traveled internationally, and has acclaimed him several achievements. Some of which include, an official invitation by the Royal Dutch Navy to embark on a frigate during NATO operations in the Mediterranean waters, and an invitation to exhibit his work at the yearly international commercial maritime manifestation ‘Europort’ in Amsterdam.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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FREE Third Thursday!
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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CIVIL WAR SHIPS: Impact on the Future of the Navies
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

CIVIL WAR SHIPS: Impact on the Future of the Navies

Join us for a wonderful new addition to our Galleries. Reception will take place from 2-4PM on March 9th, 2019. Refreshments will be served. Special presentation by model builder and historian Steve Lund.

During the American Civil War, the CSS Virginia, a captured and rebuilt Union steam frigate formerly known as the Merrimac, engages the USS Monitor in the first battle between iron-fortified naval vessels in history.

The Confederate navy’s addition of iron plates to the captured USS Merrimac steam frigate temporarily made it an unstoppable force in the disputed waters of the Civil War. After seeing the Merrimac in action, the Union navy constructed its own ironclad, the USS Monitor. On March 8, 1862, the Virginia attacked a Union squadron of wooden-hulled vessels in Hampton Roads off the Virginia coast. The USS Congress, a frigate, and the USS Cumberland, a sailing sloop, were easily sunk by the Virginia, which suffered no noticeable damage. Late that night, the USS Monitor arrived in the area. With its deck nearly at the water level, the Monitor had an unassuming appearance, but it was a formidable match for the Confederate ironclad.

On March 9, the two vessels engaged each other, and both the Monitor and the Virginia suffered direct hits that failed to penetrate their iron shells. Finally, after four hours, a cannon blast from the Virginia hit the Monitor‘s pilothouse, temporarily blinding the ship’s captain, Union Lieutenant John L. Worden. The Virginia was thus allowed to escape to Norfolk, Virginia, and the Battle of the Ironclads ended in a draw. Two months later, the Virginia was trapped in Norfolk by advancing Union forces, and its Confederate crew blew up the fearful vessel rather than allow it to fall into Union hands.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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SPEAKER SERIES: Richard Senate
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

SPEAKER SERIES: Richard Senate

“Oxnard's Literary Gift to the world, Mystery writer, lawyer, defender of the underdog, Erle Stanley Gardner”

Gardner passed the California Bar in 1911. He opened his first law office in Merced in 1917. In 1921, he became a member of the Ventura firm Sheridan, Orr, Drapeau, and Gardner.

He enjoyed litigation and the development of trial strategy but was otherwise bored by legal practice. In his spare time, he began writing for pulp magazines. He created many series characters for the pulps, including Ken Corning, crusading lawyer, crime sleuth, and archetype for his most successful creation, Perry Mason. While the Perry Mason novels did not delve into their characters lives very much, the novels were rich in plot detail which was reality-based and drawn from his own experience. Early on, he typed his stories himself, using two fingers, but later he dictated them to a team of secretaries.

Gardner remained with Sheridan, Orr, Drapeau, and Gardner until 1933, when The Case of the Velvet Claws, a Perry Mason story, was published. Much of that story is set at the historic Pierpont Inn, just down the road from his law office. In 1937, Gardner moved to Temecula, California, where he lived for the rest of his life. The success of the Mason series eventually ran to over 80 novels. In 1957, Perry Mason became a long-running CBS-TV series, starring Raymond Burr in the title role.

 

Biography

Mr. Richard Senate was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, until his father retired and moved to Ventura, California. Here he attended Ventura High School and Ventura Community College where he earned an AA Degree. He went on to Long Beach State University where he earned a degree in History. He did a years post grad work at UCSB Santa Barbara and attended the Archaeological Field School (out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) at San Antonio de Padua Mission. He became the site manager of the Albinger Archaeological Museum, the the Olivas Adobe Historic Site, both in Ventura. He gave tours of historic sites and acted as historian for the city of Ventura. He became interested in the paranormal after seeing a ghost and is the author of 23 books on the subject of ghosts. He is married to Debbie, a psychic, and they have three children and six grandchildren. They reside in Ventura where Mr. Senate continues to give tours, teach history, and write for several small newspapers and magazines, such as Fate. He also is a biographer of Erle Stanley Gardner, the creator of the fictional attorney, Perry Mason.

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Printmaking Workshop with Christina Altfeld
Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Printmaking Workshop with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 materials cost) or $40 (+$5 materials cost) for one adult and one child

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld
Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Friday, January 25                     10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, January 26                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Ocean Related Printmaking

                                                          Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees

Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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Hawaiian Cheiftain
Jan
30
to Feb 12

Hawaiian Cheiftain

JANUARY 30 TO FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Hawaiian Chieftain, a gaff-rigged topsail ketch built in Lahaina, Maui, will visit Channel Islands Maritime Museum and offer Vessel Tours at the dock, a Natural History Sail, and Adventure Sails. Vessel Tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per person. Come check out the ship and meet her crew!

Sailing guests will embark on sailing experiences as it was done for hundreds of years. Join in a sea shanty, enjoy breathtaking views, and meet the modern day crew that travels the west coast.

A ticket is required for all sailing passengers, including babies. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are not provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own (no glass containers, please). Accessibility is addressed on a case-by-case basis, so please talk to us ahead of time to be sure we can accommodate your needs.

Call 1-800-200-5239 for tickets and information or click on the BUY TICKETS Button. A ticket is not required for Vessel Tours.

SCHEDULE

January 30-31 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Boat is closed for maintenance and crew training

February 1 (Friday)
Vessel Tours: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM ($5 donation)

February 2 (Saturday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ($49-$55)

February 3 (Sunday)
(Superbowl Sunday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ($49-$55)

February 4-8 (Monday-Friday)
Boat is closed for maintenance and crew training

February 9 (Saturday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ($5 donation)
Natural History Sail: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ($59-$65)
Join science educator Amy Davis from The Nature Conservancy
to learn about the ecology of the Channel Island region

February 10 (Sunday)
Vessel Tours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ($5 donation)
Adventure Sail: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM($49-$55)

February 11 (Monday)
Boat is closed for maintenance and crew training

February 12 (Tuesday)
Hawaiian Chieftain departs for Ventura

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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Printmaking Workshop with Christina Altfeld
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Printmaking Workshop with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Saturday, January 26                 10:00 to 1:00 pm – Workshop – Ocean Related Printmaking Wall Hanging

                                                          Cost of workshop is $35.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees (SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE) as of 1/23/19

Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $35.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Friday, January 25                     10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, January 26                 10:00 to 1:00 – Workshop – Ocean Related Printmaking Wall Hanging

                                                          Cost of workshop is $35.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees

Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $35.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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Artist in Residence with Christina Altfeld
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

Thursday, January 17                     10 am to 1 pm

Friday, January 25                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, January 26                 10:00 to 1:00 – Workshop – Ocean Related Printmaking

                                                          Cost of workshop is $35.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees

Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $35.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

  

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the

CIMM Gift Shop

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FREE Third Thursday!
Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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SPEAKER SERIES: Kiki Patsch "Beaches on the Edge"
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

SPEAKER SERIES: Kiki Patsch "Beaches on the Edge"

CIMM welcomes Kiki Patsch as she speaks on the “Beaches on the Edge,” Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30PM. Refreshments are served and the lecture begins at 7PM. Free for CIMM Members, $7 non-members, $5 seniors/students and military personnel.

Dr. Patsch's past and current research focuses on coastal geomorphology and processes, shoreline hazard assessment, sediment budgets analysis, sea cliff and beach erosion, reductions in the natural supply of sediment to the coast, and coastal armoring along the California coast. Dr. Patsch is co-author of the book, Living with the Changing California Coast, published by the University of California Press, Berkeley which covers the processes and hazards associated with California’s geologically dynamic and heavily populated shoreline. As part of this book, Patsch developed a GIS for the entire coastline of California, mapping and taking inventory of such information as shoreline hazard level, shoreline armoring, sea cliff erosion rates, and shoreline environment. Through her work, Dr. Patsch aims to bridge the gap between policy makers, scientists, engineers, and private citizens on issues related to the coastal zone.

Dr. Kiki Patsch is currently developing regionally based, socially relevant research projects and programs with fellow faculty members as well as undergraduate students and pushing the boundaries of our knowledge of the dynamic coastal zone in the framework of environmental science and resource management. Our beaches and coastal environments are an important natural resource that needs to be studied and preserved. California’s beaches alone generate billions of dollars annually to California's economy, not to mention the US economy on a whole. With a dynamic sea level threatening to erode our beaches and sea cliffs, coastal zone planning and resource management will need our attention in the coming years.

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Artist in Residence with Christina Altfeld
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Artist in Residence with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Saturday, January 12                 10 am to 1 pm

Thursday, January 19                     10 am to 1 pm

Friday, January 25                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, January 26                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Ocean Related Printmaking

                                                          Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees

Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

  

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction
Jan
9
to Mar 18

Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction

Monsters: Alive and Well and Living in the Deep

 

That newspaper headline says it all. It could be 2018, 1918, 1818, or if daily newsprint had been invented, 318 BC in Greece. Countless headlines such as this reach back hundreds of years, and the story is essentially the same. Some “sea monsters” are both age-old and current, yet we still know little about them. Do Monsters actually lurk in the deep? Well, from Jan 9th to March 18th, come by the Maritime to find out.  “Monsters of the Deep: Fact or Fiction” is the next exciting exhibit in the Farr Gallery at Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Works by local artisans, images and stories of the deep will be featured; a historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean’s depths. Family friendly – great for all! The public is invited to the opening reception January 9, 2019, 5:30-7:30 PM.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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Printmaking Workshop with Christina Altfeld
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Printmaking Workshop with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

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Saturday, December 15            10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Holiday Card Printmaking

                                                          Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees

Saturday, January 12                 10 am to 1 pm

Thursday, January 17                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, January 25                     10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, January 26                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Ocean Related Printmaking

                                                          Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

                                                          Workshop limited to 15 attendees

Friday, February 1                      10 am to 1 pm              

Saturday, February 2                 10 am to 1 pm

Friday, February 8                      10 am to 1 pm

Saturday, February 9                 10:30 to 12:30 – Workshop – Valentine Card Printmaking                Cost of workshop is $25.00 (+$5.00 supplies cost)

Workshop limited to 15 attendees

 

Christina’s artwork is also for sale in the CIMM Gift Shop

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Lighting of the Mast & Parade of Lights Viewing Party
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Lighting of the Mast & Parade of Lights Viewing Party

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is excited to start a new tradition at the Harbor; The Holiday Lighting of the 75 foot “Tallship Mast” in front of the museum. It will take place on December 8 at 6 p.m. before the start of the 53rd annual Parade of Lights. There will be carolers, sing-alongs, a visit from Santa and the official Lighting of the Mast which will shine nightly through the Holiday Season. EVERYONE is invited to this FREE event! Afterwards the Museum will have a limited amount of seating inside to watch the Parade of Lights at 7 p.m. for $10 per person. Tickets for Parade seating HAVE SOLD OUT, Sorry for the Inconvenience. For more information contact 805.984.6260.

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Dec
1
to Dec 31

Model Guild Show and Sale

CIMM displays an extensive number of exquisitely detailed ship models from all over
the world and dating back hundreds of years! From December 1 through December 31, the CIMM Ship Model Guild will display projects that they have been working on over the past year.  The Museum will also hold its annual ship model sale, so you can take one home with you! For the ship model enthusiast and interested novice alike, CIMM is the place to be!
 

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FREE Third Thursday!
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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Speaker Series: Douglas Williams
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Douglas Williams

Anacapa Island and the Channel Islands National Park

Covering just over a square mile and located about 12 miles from the nearest mainland in Oxnard, Anacapa Island may be small in size, but it’s rich with history — from sheepherders and rum runners to shipwrecks and a lighthouse.

Anacapa is comprised of three small islets; East, Middle, and West. Exploration is permitted on the east islet, accessed via the Landing Cove, and a small beach on the west islet called Frenchys Cove.   The middle islet and most of the western islet remain a wilderness area set aside for nesting seabirds, like the endangered California Brown Pelican.

Learn more about this beautiful place during a talk with Doug Williams.

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World War One - History in the Making EXHIBIT EXTENDED
Nov
10
to Nov 30

World War One - History in the Making EXHIBIT EXTENDED

November 11, 1918 - Germany agrees to an armistice and the fighting comes to an end at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Join the Maritime as we take a look at the effects and tribulations of WWI. Called “The Great War” and more optimistically “The War to End All Wars,” World War I was an event that changed the world’s political map and the fabric of civilization. To honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum is unveiling its newest exhibit: WWI 100th Anniversary: History in the Making. The exhibit runs for a short time, Nov 10-26, 2018. Along with the exhibit of WWI artifacts and memorabilia; a special remembrance ceremony will take place on the 11th Day, Sunday, of the 11th month, Nov., at the 11th hour. Stay while we sound 6 bells on our ship's bell signifying the 11th hour and join friends, neighbors and members of the Channel Islands Museum as we observe 2 minutes of silence while we remember the 13 million, mainly young men, whose lives were lost in WWI.

The exhibit showcases from combatant nations, art medals and military decorations, as well as pictures, to illustrate the events and effects of World War I politically, economically and socially.

Notable artifacts on display include rare military decorations (awarded for heroism) such as the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre; personal items soldiers carried in the field; dog tags, military badges, and insignia.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Third Thursday!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ADMISSION TO CIMM IS FREE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH - SPONSORED BY EDISON INTERNATIONAL.

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

  • PLEASE HAVE 1 ADULT FOR EVERY 4 CHILDREN VISITING.

  • GUIDED TOURS MAY BE LIMITED DUE TO THE LARGER CROWDS THAT ATTEND FREE THURSDAY.

  • AS YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT, THINK ABOUT BECOMING A CIMM MEMBER! MEMBERS ENJOY FREE ENTRANCE TO MANY EVENTS AND EXHIBITS HERE AT CIMM.

  • UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT SCHOOLS OR OTHER LARGE GROUPS OF VISITORS ON FREE THIRD THURSDAYS.

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Speaker Series: Life of an American Consul on the  African Coast in the Age of Sail
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Life of an American Consul on the  African Coast in the Age of Sail

In the diplomatic world, one of the least understood roles is that of consul. Of all the continents where American diplomats serve, Africa is the least familiar. Dr. Stephen Grant lived in sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years, with a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a career as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Government. He is an author with 5 books to his credit.

In an illustrated talk on October 17, Grant will turn his attention to Peter Strickland, a Connecticut Yankee who was born in the 1830s and died in the 1920s. Grant will address the following subjects of inquiry before giving the audience the opportunity to ask their own questions.

1--How did a sea captain from New London, CT become the first American consul to Senegal on the westernmost tip of Africa?  2--What did Peter Strickland do as consul in French-speaking West Africa from 1883 to 1905? 3--What kind of family life did Peter Strickland have during his long posting? 4—What communication did Consul Strickland have with his superiors at the State Department? 5--What legacy did Strickland leave behind?

The Honorary Consul from Senegal to L.A. has been invited to attend the event, at which there will be live music and an opportunity to purchase an inscribed copy of the speaker’s biography of Peter Strickland for $15. The $15 can be cash or check. 

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Hikianalia Dockside Tours
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Hikianalia Dockside Tours

Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Saturday Oct 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Download an event flier Ever wonder what it's like to sail, navigate and live for weeks at sea aboard a Hawaiian voyaging canoe? Hikianalia will be visiting your community and we'd like to invite you to come and tour the canoe and meet our voyagers. Hikianalia crewmembers will be hosting dockside open-house canoe tours and welcomes families and people of all ages to visit this very unique canoe.…

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Hikianalia Crew Presentation
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Hikianalia Crew Presentation

Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Fri, Oct 12, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Download an event flier Hikianalia will be visiting your community and we'd like to invite you to come and meet our voyagers. We like to call our crew presentations "talk story" sessions because they are a great way to ask questions and interact with crewmembers. These events are open to the public and great for people of all ages interested in voyaging, traditional wayfinding, Hawaiian culture and engaging dialog…

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Please No walk-Ins

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