"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
SANTA PAULA—October 21 is a “big bash” to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Ventura County, part of a series of events that will be hosted into November. A Mountain to the Sea Jubilee will be held in Santa Paula and will feature community performances, interactive booths, and the opening of the Ventura County, the Place We Call Home exhibit.
Where: Agriculture Museum, Museum of Ventura County | 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, CA 93060
When: 11 am–3 pm
FREE and open to the public!
Other project-supported events include:
· The Japanese American Experience in Ventura County, by Dr. Lily Anne Welty-Tamai, California State University Channel Islands, Oct. 25 in Camarillo.
· “The Ramona Story: Film Screening and Discussion,” at Rancho Camulos Museum, Oct. 28, in Piru.
· History is Now Photography Exhibit curated by Focus on the Masters, in Thousand Oaks, Now through Nov. 5, Exhibit Walkthrough, Oct. 26.
· El Bracero: A Mariachi Opera at the Fillmore Town Theatre, presented by the ÁNIMO Theatre Company, Nov. 10, in Fillmore.
· “A Celebration of the Indigenous Peoples of Ventura County for Native American Heritage Month,” at the Chumash Indian Museum, Nov. 12 in Thousand Oaks.
More information on all the County of Ventura’s 150th Anniversary events, including dates, times, and locations is available on the dedicated website, venturacounty150.com. On the website, visitors can also explore the full roster of 150th Anniversary events and even submit their own favorite moments in Ventura County through VC150 Memories Project.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.