Museum of Ventura County closed but the Museum’s Pavilion remains open

The Museum of Ventura County, at 100 E. Main Street is closed for renovation until September 20, 2019. There will be a re-opening on September 20th with a massive party to launch the latest exhibit, California Cool. The opening reception, California Club, will be an exciting trip back to an era of Mid-century modernism. The era-immersive experience will feature craft cocktails, live entertainment, 1950’s inspired cuisine, period costumed actors, and much more! Tickets are available now at the early-bird rate.

Free Figure Drawing at the Museum is back in full swing. The Museum’s Artist in Resident, Ryan Carr, leads this class every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pavilion. All skill levels are welcome and some instruction is provided. This is a dry medium drawing class, so we ask that attendees refrain from watercolors or paints. Although the Museum’s Research Library and Galleries are currently closed, many events/community activities are still scheduled in the Museum’s Pavilion.

The Free 7th Annual Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair is taking place at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on September 2, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Performing at the Labor Day Vintage Tractor Fair is Salty Suites. Their songbook of original and traditional songs will cover bluegrass, old country, swing, and classical music with a current edge. Also performing is the Museum’s very own Haul & Oaks, featuring members of the Education department. Other family-friendly activities include pie-eating contests, bouncy houses, tractor crafts, and so much more. Many educational and preservation groups will be in attendance, including the UC Master Gardeners, The Santa Paula Bee Club, the Boys and Girls Club, etc. with a slate of free activities.

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