Feb
16
to Feb 18

Anniversary Weekend

Come celebrate with the Maritime! It's our 27th year anniversary of Celebrating Art that Sails and we have some wonderful events planned for everyone to enjoy:

Friday, Feb 16th 27th Anniversary Dinner 6:00 pm Cost $50

Saturday & Sunday, Feb 17th & 18th Celebrate Art Comes Alive! 

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: New Nuclear Submarine and the birth of the Nuclear Navy

NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE AND THE BIRTH
OF THE NUCLEAR NAVY

With Physicist and Retired Naval Officer, Warren Haussler

History and Evolution of the Nuclear Submarine

Warren Haussler was a Naval Officer during the Korean War.  He served with the top management group in the Navy’s Bureau of Ships in Washington, DC, directing the design and construction of the USS NAUTILUS, the Navy’s first nuclear-powered submarine.  He was involved in the development of the ship through her keel-laying, launch, sea trials, commissioning and subsequent operation at sea and under the North Pole.  His background was with the Manhattan Project where he was a physicist on the reactors producing Plutonium for the atomic bomb.

His talk will cover submarine history and development, starting with basic principles and a discussion of the original concepts from the late 19th Century through World War One, a brief review of submarine warfare in World Wars I and II, post-war considerations of nuclear technology and application to submarine propulsion, the development of the NAUTILUS and the eventual conversion of the entire US Fleet to nuclear power with some final remarks on naval operations during the Cold war and today.

Mr. Haussler has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester and for the past 25 years has run his own company in Pasadena in Industrial Design, developing new products for every-day use and designing and building machinery for production and manufacturing operations.

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Water Works Closes
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Water Works Closes

artist statement
Eubank sketching aboard Phoenicia. Photo credid Aziz
Isle of Mull by Danielle Eubank, Oil on linen, 28x44 inches
My work bestrides the line between abstraction and representation. I am looking for the tipping point between the conceptual and visible. I consider the forms created by ripples in a pond or the lines of receding waves a foundation for deconstruction. I create patterns within patterns, representing vertical stacks of rhythms in the physical matter I paint.

Through the theme of water, I explore natural forms and the consequences of the human footprint on landscapes all over the world. Destruction surrounds many sites where I paint water. My work features cigarette butts, oil slicks, and drinks cans. Looking for formal value is my way of coping with the destruction.

My work highlights questions of proximity that brings the subject right up to the surface of the canvas, almost into the viewer's space. By layering the paint with broad brushstrokes, I invite the viewer to appreciate the physical, painterly qualities that form the depth of that experience.

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Water Works Opening Reception
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Water Works Opening Reception

Danielle Eubank is an expedition artist in pursuit of painting all of the major bodies of water in the world. She is beginning by painting all of Earth’s oceans. She is currently painting the second to last ocean on her list, the Arctic Ocean. So far she has painted all of the other oceans but one, as well as water in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Asia. Eubank has painted around 200 bodies, in and around 21 countries. 

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Mix & Mingle at the Maritime
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Mix & Mingle at the Maritime

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The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Board of Directors Cordially Invite You to Our Mix & Mingle Social Wednesday January 10th, 2018. Come meet our board members and staff, take a docent led tour and learn about upcoming events and exhibits. Complimentary Appetizers, Beer & Wine. We will have a short program with door prize giveaways. If you have not been to Oxnard Harbor's "Crown Jewel" this is a great opportunity to visit the museum and meet our team.

Please RSVP: hbehrens@cimmvc.org

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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

#GIVINGTuesday

Your support for our educational programming helps Adults and children to explore a little deeper. Our robust educational program educates and enthralls children from second through twelfth grade.  Engaging, interactive activities, stimulate learning in biology, the arts, science, and marine crafts. CIMM will further expand our programming offerings to build on our interactive and hands-on approach to learning. #GIVECIMMVC

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Ship in a Bottle Class
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Ship in a Bottle Class

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Learn how to make a Ship in a Bottle


The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Master Ship Modelers have designed a course to teach this unique skill. The class takes up to 6 hours to complete and can be organized in one or two sessions. This is a hands-on experience where the students saw, drill, cut, paint, glue, and tie specific knots. The student finishes with a completed ship in a bottle to take home.
Group Size:  4 - 10 (must be an even number of participants to allow for partnering on some techniques). 
Age: 11 years and older
Cost:  $10.00 per person
The Museum supplies all materials and tools.
Place:  At the Museum (or at your facility can be set up as well).
Food: Please bring your own lunch to be eaten on our patio.

Reservations are required.

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Free Admission Day!
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Free Admission Day!

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 school or other large groups of children, without a ratio of 1 adult for every 4 children.

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Veterans Day
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Veterans Day

Join us Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, for Veteran's Day. Free admission is offered to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. 

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Speaker Series
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

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Seabird Restoration on the California Islands

WITH ANNIE LITTLE OF THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The talk will highlight restoration efforts for seabirds on the Channel Islands and Baja California Pacific Islands, including invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and social attraction.

For the past 21 years, Annie Little has worked as a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Based out of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office in southern California, she initially worked on endangered species conservation in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties. Since 2002, Annie has been the lead avian biologist for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program. In this role, she oversees the implementation of multiple seabird restoration projects on the California Islands and the reintroduction of the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands. Annie's focus is th conservation of unique island ecosystems, including eradication and control of invasive species, biosecurity, habitat restoration, and reintroduction of native species.

Annie is the U.S. coordinator for the Trilateral Island Initiative, which promotes island conservation and collaboration among partners in Canada, U.S., and Mexico. Annie is stationed at Channel Islands National Park in Ventura, California. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. Annie has been fortunate to do fieldwork in remote places of the world, including Ecuador and the subantarctic island of Crozet, but she is most happy working close to home on the California Islands.

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

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Opening Reception: Our Ocean's Edge
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Our Ocean's Edge

Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine parks. Accompanying the images, author Dwight Holing's prose contributes narrative interpretations of these otherworldly landscapes.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

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"Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus"
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

"Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus"

CHINESE EXPLORERS SAILED TO AMERICA LONG BEFORE COLUMBUS

CHARLOTTE HARRIS REES

Reception 6:00 pm,   Presentation 7:00 pm

MEMBERS: $7   NON-MEMBERS: $10

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is gratified and honored to offer an evening with CHARLOTTE HARRIS REES, a renowned author and scholar of Chinese Discovery and Colonization of Ancient America. 

Born in China, Ms. Rees is a Senior Researcher and a graduate of Columbia International University.  She has appeared on television and National Public Radio in the United States and Canada, in numerous news articles around the world, and has spoken at the Library of Congress, the National Library of China, Stanford University, Tsinghua University (China’s Harvard), Switzerland, the University of Maryland, City U of NY, the China Institute (NYC), Portland (Oregon) State University, the University of London, Royal Geographical Societies in London and Hong Kong, Nanjing University, and Simon Fraser University (Canada) about her family’s map collection and the early arrival of Chinese to America.  This is a rare opportunity to meet and share Ms. Rees’ extensive knowledge and years of research in this field of study. 

Please RSVP http://www.cimmvc.org/charlotterees/

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Exhibit Opens: Our Ocean's Edge
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibit Opens: Our Ocean's Edge

Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine parks. Accompanying the images, author Dwight Holing's prose contributes narrative interpretations of these otherworldly landscapes.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all. Our Ocean’s Edge is a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

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Music at the Maritime
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Music at the Maritime

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Music at the Maritime is our Premier Annual Fundraiser! We promise a night of entertainment, fine dining, libations, and wonderful auction items all with a lovely harbor view. We are currently seeking sponsors, contact our Executive Director Peter Crabbe for further information, pcrabbe@cimmvc.org

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Speaker Series
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

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A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea

WITH HISTORIAN, RICHARD SENATE

On September 20, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents “A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea”, with writer and local historian Richard Senate. Hollywood by the Sea owes its existence to the movie industry of the early 20th Century. The first film shot at the sand dunes was a Romantic Action Adventure film called "Bound for Morocco" shot in 1918 and staring Douglas Fairbanks. Two years later a low budget film called the Sheik propelled Italian dancer Rudolph Valentino into super stardom. Made at the beach it was the reason the community came to be established here.  On the heels of the success if the Sheik, Comedy film maker Mack Senate quickly made a parody called "The Shriek of Araby" with Ben Turpin. other movies were made here as well--some scenes from King Vidors Classic "The Crowd" and the sexy "Queen of Sheba" with a scantily clad Betty Blythe. The tours came and so to the developers but the coming of sound a developementcaused the movie people to stay away--but the legend of Hollywood by the sea was firmly established. The talk will feature on the films made here and where Movie Stars walked the beach.

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

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3rd Annual Chowderfest
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Chowderfest

Selected local restaurants will compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the 3rd annual Chowderfest on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2pm – 6pm. A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complimented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Kelly's Lot & Friends Play the Blues to create a festive mood with multiple bands! Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing Harborfront garden party!

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Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Mixer
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Mixer

A military appreciation mixer hosted by the Port of Hueneme at CIMM. Join the Oxnard and Port Hueneme chambers in honoring the military at this after-hours mixer. Enjoy great food, beverages and an opportunity to network.

*Please note - this event is not open to the public

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Free Admission Day!
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Free Admission Day!

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.

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Speaker Series
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

The Truth About Sharks in Southern California

With Shark Researcher Apryl DeLancey 

Sharks are undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet.  These beautiful creatures have been around for over 400 million years and are of vital importance to keeping our oceans - and our planet - alive.  With humans killing over eleven thousand sharks every hour, it is important to become informed about the importance of the species and what we can all do for their conservation. Learn about what lives in our local waters, as well as the difference between shark facts and media hype. You’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for sharks and how to be a “Citizen Scientist” that contributes to their preservation!

A Los Angeles native, Apryl has received bachelors degrees in chemistry and marine science, as well as her MS in Biomedical Science, and has been published in several scientific journals. An avid surfer she can be found on the waves.  As educating the public and next generation of scientists is of utmost importance, you can also find her working on shark programs with Waterfront Education in the South Bay.

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 CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors.

 

 

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Mix & Mingle at the Maritime
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Mix & Mingle at the Maritime

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Board of Directors Cordially Invite You to Our Mix & Mingle Social Wednesday July 26th, 2017. Come meet our board members and staff, take a docent led tour and learn about upcoming events and exhibits. Complimentary Appetizers, Beer & Wine. We will have a short program with door prize giveaways. If you have not been to Oxnard Harbor's "Crown Jewel" this is a great opportunity to visit the museum and meet our team.

Please RSVP: TandCoEvents@Gmail.com

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Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Workshop Day 2

CIMM is excited to host a 2-day Watercolor Workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolorists, taught by exhibiting artist Daven Anderson. Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people.  On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings 'Center of Interest'. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Please RSVP by July 8, as space is limited. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00, and $130.00 for one day. Each artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Workshop Day 1

CIMM is excited to host a 2-day Watercolor Workshop for intermediate and advanced watercolorists, taught by exhibiting artist Daven Anderson. Attendees will paint two works, one each day. On day one, artists will complete a marine painting that will include marine related structures, some trees and landscape and populated with one or two people.  On day two, participants will complete an urban or rural landscape that will include people. The two days are intended to explore the full range of watercolor techniques in classical watercolor style.  The class will run from 9:00 am to 4 pm with a lunch break on the patio of CIMM. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. There will be discussion on composition and the ways of directing attention to the paintings 'Center of Interest'. Instructor Daven Anderson will relate very interesting, little known facts of art history during the two days. Please RSVP by July 8, as space is limited. Cost for the 2-day workshop is $230.00, and $130.00 for one day. Each artist is responsible for bringing his/her own materials, a materials list will be provided by the instructor.

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Speaker Series
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series

International SeaKeepers Society: Drifters to Shark Tagging: Private Vessels Working with Scientific Projects!

WITH CAPT. TOM PETERSON - INTERNATIONAL SEAKEEPER'S SOCIETY

Captain Tom Peterson will share stories about the International SeaKeeper's Society. The Society was created to match yachts their owners with scientific programs, to promote the continued protection of the Oceans around the world. Learn about projects and adventures on the water, including shark tagging, underwater DNA collecting, and the deployments of drifters. Along with NOAA, major universities, and other Oceanic groups, SeaKeepers has contributed millions of dollars toward marine research. Captain Tom Petersen is a USCG licensed captain with over 100,000 miles logged cruising around the world. Captain Tom works alongside his wife at Valkyrie Yacht Sales based in Channel Islands Harbor. He is also a long-time PADI Scuba Instructor and a member of the Platinum Pro 5000 Hall of Fame.

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 CIMM membership, $7 for non-members, $5 for seniors. 

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Exhibit Opens: The Rivers
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Exhibit Opens: The Rivers

The Rivers: A Celebration of Life & Work on America's Waterways

with artist Daven Anderson

THE RIVERS paintings carry viewers to the banks of America's greatest waterways and beyond, into the shipyards, onto the docks, aboard the ships, and out on the swift, broad currents. Here, unbeknownst to the vast majority of Americans, more than 500 million tons of freight (grains, gravel and aggregates, paper, wood, coffee, coal, petroleum, chemicals, iron, steel, rubber, and manufactured goods) flow past our towns and cities every year. All this is just the traffic on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, all beyond our view and outside our purview, since commercial shipyards are cordoned off from the public. Commercial and industrial maritime operations, brawny, demanding, and usually dangerous to those untutored in nautical transport, are isolated for the safety of the pubic. 

Artist Daven Anderson describes himself as an ‘urban realist’, painting life as he sees it on the city’s streets and is essentially self-taught, spending only one year in a twice weekly evening open painting session at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. A long time Chicagoan and only moving to St. Louis in 2006 Daven is fascinated by urban life. In 2007 he picked up his brushes again after a 16 year hiatus. 

Daven is a studio painter, walking the streets or plying the rivers or Ports with his camera constantly searching for images that capture his imagination. The first phase of his effort is to capture the image in multiple shots even returning numerous times as the lighting changes. He uses his photos to develop a final composition. The next phase, the drawing of the piece, is critical to his work and can take significant time. Lastly, the final coloration and painting of the work completes the cycle. The end results are beautiful rendered and composed views of a  busy, yet mostly unknown world.

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