The Museum’s transformation led visitors on an historical journey. Photos by Patricia Schallert and staff
The Museum of Ventura County held an open reception introducing the new exciting exhibitions and welcomed guests to a free event on June 18th, in Ventura. The Museum debut included All That Glitters Is Not Gold, Always Keep Creating, Chromatic: The Museum in Six Colors and Behind The Curtain:An insider’s look at the George Stuart Historical Figures.
The Museum’s transformation led visitors on an historical journey, from the 1920’s as lived by residents of Ventura County and through 100 years of collected Country artifacts displayed in eye catching chromatic brilliance, to a celebration of Carol Rosenak’s artistic range.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold is about the surprising history of the 1920s and Prohibition in Ventura County. As population and wealth boomed, creativity flourished – but so did a tide of repression and exclusion. This exhibit tells the local story of the jazz age through collections and archives.
The event included fine finger food, wine and music.
On June 15, an exclusive behind the scenes, pre-public opening press tour with Actor Curator of Collections, Renee Tallent and Research Library & Archives Director, Deya Terrafranca was held unveiling the exciting 2022 exhibit transformation.
The Museum of Ventura County is located at 100 E Main St. The Museum celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications and its research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community.
The Museum has two locations – the main museum is located at 100 East Main Street, Ventura, California (805-653-0323). The Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, California (805-525-3100). Both museums are open Thursdays through Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – venturamuseum.org.