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

Marteen 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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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                 10:30 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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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 12:00 pm – 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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Hawaiin Cheiftain
Jan
30
to Feb 12

Hawaiin 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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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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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
8
10:00 AM10:00

AIR: Printmaking with Christina Altfeld

Artist in Residence

January 12, 2019 – February 9, 20198

Christina Altfeld

_________________________________________________________________

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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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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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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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                 10:30 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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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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Artist in Residence with Christina Altfeld
Jan
17
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

Saturday, January 19 10 am - 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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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

______________________________________________________________________

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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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…

Please Reserve Your Ticket Here.
Please No walk-Ins

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Music at the Maritime (Museum Closed)
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Music at the Maritime (Museum Closed)

http://www.cimmvc.org/musicatthemaritime/

Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s Premier Fundraiser, Music at the Maritime, is given in appreciation of the many people and businesses that support the museum through their generous donations. These sponsorship's are responsible for helping to keep the museum doors open through the year. 
The 2017 event was an Italian-themed sit-down dinner with live entertainment featuring “An Evening with Frank & Dean,” starring Jim Brewster as Frank Sinatra & Paul Elia as Dean Martin. Our sponsors and their guests had great fun. 
This year’s 6th Annual Fundraiser, “Music at the Maritime” is promising to be another fun-filled evening, with a sit-down dinner buffet, live & silent auctions, and live entertainment by talented singing duo, Sharon and Jade Hendrix. Their show is dynamic and inspiring,  with special guests and stories. Sharon, a world-renowned back-up vocalist for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones and Barry Manilow, and Jade, an up and coming singer-songwriter from right here in Ventura County. Their universal music and program speaks to young and old, offering an intimate insight into a beautiful familial bond for which music is the bedrock.
All sponsorships are appreciated and so very valuable in helping to keep the museum doors open for another year. Thank you for your continued support of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, a community treasure.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Sep
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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Speaker Series: Speaker David-Bryden Pease
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Speaker David-Bryden Pease

Saving History! By DAVID-BRYDEN PEASE, Retired Director of Natural & Cultural Training for DOD (Dept. of Defense), Civil Engineer Officers Corps School; Retired Army Reserve Major

The Topic of this Speaker Series Evening will be Maritime Archeology. Maritime archaeology (also known as marine archaeology) is a discipline within archaeology as a whole that specifically studies human interaction with the sea, lakes and rivers through the study of associated physical remains, be they vessels, shore side facilities, port-related structures, cargoes, human remains and submerged landscapes. nautical archaeology, which studies vessel construction and use.

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CIMM Ship Model Guild Meeting
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

CIMM Ship Model Guild Meeting

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

For the ship model enthusiast, CIMM is a Mecca of the art.  The Museum sponsors a Ship Model Guild, an active club of local model builders, who meet once a month at the Museum.  The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings, third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM and all are welcome to join the Guild.

Learn Maritime history by building models of ships that made history.  Techniques for wood, plastic or metal construction are addressed at the meetings.  Every meeting is different as members discuss their progress during the “show and tell” sessions.  Interesting bits of information are exchanged about the ships of adventure on the high seas.  Attend the meetings to learn an interesting and relaxing pastime and produce a lasting tangible piece of unique art work.

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Tattoos and Tenacious Women Exhibit Opening Reception
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Tattoos and Tenacious Women Exhibit Opening Reception

Almost a quarter of American women now have tattoos, while over a third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 40 wear permanent skin art. 

From the upper-class women who started the tattoo craze to the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows, this exhibit puts the foremothers of modern tattooing in the spotlight. Through photographs and personal histories, this exhibit uncovers the fascinating and largely unknown story of women and tattoos before WWII. A show-stopping mannequin, hand-drawn by current Bay Area female tattoo artists and specially commissioned for this show, highlights how far women and tattooing have come.

Join us for light appetizers and a cash bar, Free Admission for Members, $3 Students 6-17 years, $5 Seniors/Active Military, $7 Adults and children under 6 are free. 

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Exhibition: Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California History
Sep
2
to Dec 30

Exhibition: Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California History

CIMM Presents Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History. Opens to the Public Sunday, September 2, 2018; 12:00pm – 4:00pm at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard 93035. Explore the rich and surprising history of women and tattoos in California at CIMM’s newest exhibit.

While many may think of tattoos as a recent trend, inked women have a long history in California. From the working-class Tattooed Ladies who performed in circus sideshows to the upper-class inked women who helped popularize the tattoo craze; visitors will discover the largely unknown history of women and tattoos through photographs, personal histories, and artifacts. “We are so excited to share the remarkable stories of these women and connect them with tattooing today”, said Heather Behrens, Curator, and Collections Manager at CIMM.  

Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California History will be open until Sunday, December 30, 2018.       
 

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CIMM Ship Model Guild Meeting
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

CIMM Ship Model Guild Meeting

For the ship model enthusiast, CIMM is a Mecca of the art.  The Museum sponsors a Ship Model Guild, an active club of local model builders, who meet once a month at the Museum.  The public is welcome to attend the monthly meetings, third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM and all are welcome to join the Guild.

Learn Maritime history by building models of ships that made history.  Techniques for wood, plastic or metal construction are addressed at the meetings.  Every meeting is different as members discuss their progress during the “show and tell” sessions.  Interesting bits of information are exchanged about the ships of adventure on the high seas.  Attend the meetings to learn an interesting and relaxing pastime and produce a lasting tangible piece of unique art work.

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FREE Third Thursday!
Aug
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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Chowderfest (Museum OPEN to Chowderfest Ticket Holders Only)
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Chowderfest (Museum OPEN to Chowderfest Ticket Holders Only)

 
 

4th Annual Chowder Tasting & Competition
THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER!
Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 2:00 - 6:00 PM

 

On Sunday, July 22, the CI Maritime Museum presents the 4th annual Chowderfest. The EVENT OF THE SUMMER in Channel Islands Harbor featuring local restaurants competing for the honor of "Best Seafood Chowder". Guests enjoy chowder tastings as well as side dishes from restaurants, wine tastings, and Firestone Walker Brewery providing fine craft beer. Kelly's Lot & Friends will be performing non-stop blues music.  

Proceeds from Chowderfest enable the museum to continue as a cultural gem in our beach community, displaying a world-class collection of maritime art, dynamic temporary exhibits, and providing education programs for area students.

Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOBG (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, manhattan, potato, veggie, and more!) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, a non-profit which celebrates Five Centuries of Art that Sails and gives back to the community nearly every day of the year.

The $25 ticket price ($30 at the event, 11 years and under are free) includes chowder and wine tastings, a variety of side dishes, four hours of live blues music, and free Museum admission. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. 

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