High School Art Exhibit Opens
Apr
3
10:00 am10:00

High School Art Exhibit Opens

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

For the past 26 years, CIMM has been proud to present artwork from the Oxnard Union High School District, displaying student work and fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend this wonderful annual exhibition.

26th Annual High School Exhibit Opening Reception
Apr
6
5:00 pm17:00

26th Annual High School Exhibit Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Join us for the opening reception of the 26th Annual Oxnard Union High School Discrict Opening Reception! For the past 26 years, Oxnard Union High School District and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum have collaborated on this exhibition displaying student work, fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend.

JOIN US for a Strategic Planning Community Meeting!
Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

JOIN US for a Strategic Planning Community Meeting!

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is embarking on a strategic planning process for its future and would value your input and participation in the process! Join community members, local business leaders, artists and residents for an interactive meeting to discuss the role of the Museum, its programs, its future, and how it can best serve its community. Please join us for a community meeting on Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at cimmvc.org/strategicplanning.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!

Speaker Series
Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Shifting Sands: The Early Years of Channel Islands Harbor

with historian & author, Cherie Brant

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 Harbor, one of the jewels of Ventura County, was built to meet the growing need for a recreational small craft facility. Hueneme Harbor, completed in 1939, was designed to be a commercial hub. The harbor was a success, but its construction caused erosion problems that threatened the town of Port Hueneme and Navy facilities along the coast. The history of constructing Channel Islands Harbor shows how that challenge was met.

High School Art Exhibit Closes
Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

High School Art Exhibit Closes

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

For the past 26 years, CIMM has been proud to present artwork from the Oxnard Union High School District, displaying student work and fostering creative appreciation and cultural development in Ventura County for students and young artists. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend this wonderful annual exhibition.


Speaker Series
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

The Clipper Ship Era and the Royal Clipper Saga

with CIMM 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 2016 the speaker traveled on a 19-day sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the Royal Clipper along with 200 passengers and the crew of about 100. Ports-of-call included Lisbon, Casablanca, Sofi, and the last port was Tenerife in Canary Islands. The last 11 days were open-ocean across Atlantic to Barbados. 

Learn about this exciting sailing adventure across the Atlantic, including the ship’s operations, and brief accounts of other ports-of-calls made by the Royal Clipper in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30 pm and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Art Comes Alive!
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Art Comes Alive!

  • 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, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” event!

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students/active military with ID, $3 children (ages 13 – 17), and free for members and children 12 and under. 

Art Comes Alive!
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Art Comes Alive!

  • 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, world-class ship models and maritime artifacts, at the third annual Channel Islands Maritime Museum “Art Comes Alive” event!

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students/active military with ID, $3 children (ages 13 – 17), and free for members and children 12 and under. 

Speaker Series
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Help!! We Are Sinking! 

with Captain Paul Amaral of Ventura Vessel Assist

Vessel Assist Ventura is owned and operated by Captain Paul Amaral. The company, which has a second location in Oxnard, was recognized in 2015 by the Boat Owners Association of The United States for its near perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and satisfaction, and ongoing towing case management, and its work in the local boating community. Much like an auto club for boaters, Vessel Assist gives recreational boaters and anglers a reliable way to call for assistance when their boats break down on the water, run out of gas, or run aground. Amaral's locally owned business is part of a nationwide professional network of over 300 locations and fleet of over 600 TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30pm and the lecture begins at 7:00pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Hawaii Club of Ventura County visits CIMM
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Hawaii Club of Ventura County visits CIMM

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Guests are invited to enjoy a short Hawaiian entertainment at CIMM organized by Kaimana Pendergrass so our membership along with Museum visitor may enjoy some “Hawaiiana.” Time to meet at the Museum, around 2:00 pm. Club members and guests will tour the Museum.

The Hui Lima Kokua (Hawaii Club of Ventura County, California) is a family oriented non profit organization comprised of members from Hawaii and people who want to perpetuate the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. They strive to promote the social welfare of the Club's membership and develop and extend the concept of "hui lima kokua" (helping hand) among its membership and within the community.

For more information visit their website at www.huilimakokua.com.

Love Letters Home Opening Reception
Jan
25
5:00 pm17:00

Love Letters Home Opening Reception

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Come celebrate the opening of CIMM's new exhibit, Love Letters Home, which explores different ways in which sailors and soldiers corresponded with their loved ones waiting back home. COST: Free to Members, $7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for seniors, Free for children under 12. Appetizers, coffee, and water are served at no cost. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Speaker Series
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Who Cleans Up the Ocean?

with Kevin Augarten & Jeff Larson, Ocean Defenders Alliance

Ocean Defenders Alliance works to clean and protect marine ecosystems through documentation, education, and meaningful action. Working with affected communities, we focus primarily on the reduction and removal of man-made debris which poses serious threats to ocean wildlife and habitats. ODA envisions a world in which we educate communities and involve them in solutions that help ensure marine ecosystems can exist free from harm caused by human debris. Without abandoned fishing gear, trash, and improperly sunken vessels damaging their habitat, marine flora and fauna will be able to thrive.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Wednesday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6:30pm and the lecture begins at 7:00pm. Entry is free with membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

Dec
31
10:00 am10:00

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Due to the holiday, CIMM will be closing early at 1 PM.

Dec
24
10:00 am10:00

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Due to the holiday, CIMM will be closing early at 1 PM.

Model Month
Dec
1
10:00 am10:00

Model Month

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

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!

COME VISIT SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER FROM 12 - 2 PM TO ENJOY A SHIP IN A BOTTLE DEMONSTRATION, FROM RESIDENT MODEL MAKER BOB LITTLE.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Nov
28
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Nov
21
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

Speaker Series - AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR: NAVIES OF THE NORTH & SOUTH
Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series - AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR: NAVIES OF THE NORTH & SOUTH

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR: NAVIES OF THE NORTH & SOUTH

WITH JIM KOSINSKI & JERRY LECKIE

While American soldiers fought on American land, Union and Confederate navies met on the water. One with old tradition and might, the other with creativity and determination. America’s water ways would be the world’s proving grounds for new strategies, designs, and armaments. Hear how brother fought brother on rivers and oceans in America’s bloodiest war.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Thursday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6.30pm and the lecture begins at 7.00pm. Entry is free with membership, $5 for non-members, $4 for seniors. 

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Nov
7
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

New Docent Class
Oct
31
10:00 am10:00

New Docent Class

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents!

New class begins at CIMM on Monday, September 12, 2016 and runs for 8 consecutive Mondays from 10:00 am to noon.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Oct
31
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

Opening Reception - Designs from the Deep
Oct
27
5:00 pm17:00

Opening Reception - Designs from the Deep

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Visitors are invited to explore the science of shells, the tiny architects that reside within, and the differences that make each shell so unique and spectacular. The exhibit will feature hundreds of stunning shells from around the world, selected from the private collection of local collector Catherine Wiggins. To many people, seashells are keepsakes from a vacation, or from a fun day at the beach.  Designs from the Deep: The Architecture of the Shell aims to expand the awareness of beachcombers and shell enthusiasts who encounter these beautiful objects, and help them consider more substantially the creatures that resided within the shells, and the science that went in to creating these exquisite homes.

The collection presented here is one person’s culmination of over 50 years of diving, snorkeling and climbing over rocks to gather these amazing gifts from nature. Every shell serves as a memory - a lifeline of experiences dear to the heart of shell collector, Catherine Wiggins.

 

New Docent Class (7 of 8)
Oct
24
10:00 am10:00

New Docent Class (7 of 8)

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents!

New class begins at CIMM on Monday, September 12, 2016 and runs for 8 consecutive Mondays from 10:00 am to noon.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Oct
24
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

Speaker Series - CHRONICLES OF THE PT-157
Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

Speaker Series - CHRONICLES OF THE PT-157

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

CHRONICLES OF THE PT-157

WITH BRIDGE CARNEY

Mr. Carney is a PT boat historian and PT model maker with special emphasis on the ELCO PT boats and specifically on the PT 157. His two books on the subject, written in collaboration with the original Skipper and torpedo man of the PT 157, cover the making of his highly accurate and detailed PT 157 model, which will be on display at the presentation! Mr. Carney will review the ELCO PT boat and its missions in the Pacific, as well as discuss the PT 157, its crew, and its assignments in the Solomon Islands. He will recount some of the more notable and harrowing missions for the crew of the PT 157 in the South Pacific during the summer of 1943. These missions include the 157’s skillfully executed rescue, in contested waters, of the PT 109 crew and its Skipper Lt. John F. Kennedy, would go on to become the 35th President of the United States.

Speaker Series is a lecture series held every third Thursday at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Refreshments are served at 6.30pm and the lecture begins at 7.00pm. Entry is free with membership, $5 for non-members, $4 for seniors. 

New Docent Class (6 of 8)
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

New Docent Class (6 of 8)

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents!

New class begins at CIMM on Monday, September 12, 2016 and runs for 8 consecutive Mondays from 10:00 am to noon.

Morning Yoga at the Maritime
Oct
17
8:00 am08:00

Morning Yoga at the Maritime

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Start your week off right and join us for gentle yoga, in the Upper Deck Gallery of CIMM. Surround yourself with world-class art and enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and distant mountain ranges. All levels of yogis, beginners or otherwise, are welcome! Bring your own mat to the class. There is a suggested donation of $10-$15 per class, part of which will be donated to CIMM.

New Docent Class (5 of 8)
Oct
10
10:00 am10:00

New Docent Class (5 of 8)

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents!

New class begins at CIMM on Monday, September 12, 2016 and runs for 8 consecutive Mondays from 10:00 am to noon.

New Docent Class (4 of 8)
Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

New Docent Class (4 of 8)

  • Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents!

New class begins at CIMM on Monday, September 12, 2016 and runs for 8 consecutive Mondays from 10:00 am to noon.