Jun
1
Aug 31

"Just Married": An exhibit of Vintage Wedding Dresses

"Walk down the aisle" on a special tour of the Museum through September, with an antique wedding costume in each room.

Every gown tells a love story.  Frances Kellogg and Egbert Star Newbury's granddaughter, Mary Jane Manierre wore the white wedding gown in 1942 when she married Peter C. Foote.  Their daughter, Suzanne, wore it when she married Christopher Hanks in 1962.  Their photographs are on the reed organ behind the dress.

Queen Victoria introduced the idea of wearing a white gown to the world in 1840, but it's only been since World War II that white has become the favorite color for Western bridal gowns. Throughout history, blue has been the far more common choice, as the color blue represents faithfulness, purity, chastity and the Virgin Mary--all of those aspects that a young lady most wanted to espouse. Today we remember all of this with the old adage “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

Take a Special Walk Down the Aisle...
Jun
22
Jun 24

Take a Special Walk Down the Aisle...

Join us for a special tour of the Stagecoach Inn Museum on June 22nd and June 24th.  Meet the sweethearts and hear love stories of the Conejo Valley, some of them tragic and some enduring.  We'll explore our heritage from a unique perspective: touch, see, and hear history come alive on this tour!

Jun
27
11:30 am11:30

A River Ran Thru It: Docent Recognition Luncheon

Our annual Docent Recognition Luncheon will be held at Conejo Creek North Park, in the Willow Bend Picnic area.  Docents will be honored for their hard work and years of service.  Lunch is potluck, so we're guaranteed to have a selection of delicious dishes.

4th of July Ice Cream Social
Jul
4
1:00 pm13:00

4th of July Ice Cream Social

Let the fireworks begin!  Well, actually, let the ice cream sundaes begin.  Join us for a 4th of July celebration, with complimentary ice cream, music, and singalongs.  The Stagecoach Inn Museum will be celebrating not only the birthday of our nation, but its own birthday as well. Tradition has it the the original Inn opened on July 4th, 1876.

Jul
15
5:30 pm17:30

Fiesta del Triunfo BUY HERE

Celebrate with us at a special evening that includes dinner, dancing, live music, and silent and live auctions.  Proceeds from this event support CVHS' educational programming for children and adults.

Don and Dona Triunfo Awards will be presented to two community members, honoring them for their service to the Conejo Valley.

Attire: Western, Spanish Rancho Costume, or Dressy Casual

 
Location: The Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, 91320.

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Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Out of the Attic Sale

Antiques, clocks and watches, artwork, jewelry, small furniture, ceramics and pottery, folk art, collectibles.  Free admission to the sale (only).  Museum tours will be conducted from 1:00 to 4:00, with a donation.  Vendors wanted - $50 each table; $45 for members.  Call Lou at (805) 497-3364.


Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Pioneer Jamboree- for the whole family!

Come pan for gold, lasso the horse like true cowboys and experience our "Living West of the Conejo" at Pioneer Days! One of the kids' favorites, this great day will include the whole family in our games, our gold panning, refreshments and the fun of pretending to be a real "cowboy or cowgirl".  Wear your Western costumes and join the fun!

We will have a full brochure on this web site detailing all activities and the locations. We have two parking locations- one next to the Museum on Ventu Park and one behind the Museum on Susan Drive. Don't forget to bring the whole family!

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May
16
11:30 am11:30

Docent Field Trip: Oxnard Historic Farm Park

The Oxnard Historic Farm Park is dedicated to the preservation of the two oldest structures on the Oxnard Plain & creating a place where people can learn about the history of the area as well as share stories & pictures. 

May
12
1:00 pm13:00

Join our PASSPORT 2 HISTORY TOURS- put our stamp in booklet!

Passport 2 History is a special program for those who wish to visit Ventura County Museums, with each Museum offering a special stamp for your visit! When you visit our Museum, we stamp your book with a stagecoach logo...and you have the opportunity to visit so many of the great Museums in Ventura County.

The Passport 2 History passport book can be downloaded at the "Passport 2 History Newsletter" sites on the Internet. Then just come out and enjoy the fun! It's like visiting other worlds, as we are a "step back in to time". Bring the whole family!

Our Special Event, Pioneer Jamboree will also be a great way to see how the early settlers lived in Pioneer times. Bring your favorite Western costume!

May
11
May 28

Anderson Hall renovation- parking Susan Drive behind Museum

Anderson Hall is being renovated! During this time, we encourage you to park at our lot behind the Museum on Susan Drive, next to the "Stagecoach playground". Just follow Lynn Rd. and turn in to Susan Drive; you will see the entrance next to the playground.

During our renovation, ALL AREAS other than Anderson Hall will be open, so please come out and visit us! Once the renovation has been completed, we will have a Grand Re-Opening of our wonderful downstairs hall.

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding- we are improving in order to serve our Conejo Valley in every way!

May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Teacher Appreciation Day at Stagecoach Inn Museum

Do you enable thinking, engage minds, entertain (countless) questions, encourage risk, embrace struggles, embolden dreams and learn every day? Then YOU TEACH! We want to honor your contribution by offering a token of our appreciation to all teachers with their current staff IDs who visit the Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex for a tour. We salute you!!!

Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

"Digging into the Past: Dinosaurs and our North America"

Celebrated archaeologist/paleontologist Don Morris will be speaking to our Annual Museum gathering on Sunday, April 23 at Dos Vientos Community Center. We are pleased to have Mr. Morris, who first discovered the bones of the oldest human remains on the Channel Islands, again with us this year to review his newest discoveries in the Dakotas! Working with an international team, Mr. Morris has assisted with the recovery of massive dinosaur bones. He will bring replica copies of selected bones as well as his library of photographs of these valuable finds!

Please call 805-498-9441 for more information. We also encourage early arrival as this event often results in heavy attendance!

Best for children over 8 years old.

Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

EARTH DAY- come and see our trails!

EARTH DAY IS ABOUT ALL OF US! Come and celebrate our commitment to our wonderful California and our Nation by enjoying our Museum and the grounds. We honor Nature with our beautiful trails and our unique Pioneer outdoor exhibits as well as with our stagecoaches and our operating Blacksmith Shop- We can't wait to see you here!

Mar
18
2:00 pm14:00

Spring hats celebration!

Come join us and bring your spring hats to show off- we have our vintage beautiful spring hats on display throughout the Museum! 

MEN WEAR THOSE COWBOY HATS OR BOATERS AND WOMEN THOSE PRETTY HATS OF ALL COLORS- AND BRING THE KIDS TOO!

Mar
17
1:00 pm13:00

St. Patrick's Day- Wear green and receive 20% off admission!

Welcome, welcome to all you Westerners who may have had Irish ancestors migrating to the Old West! We are here to show you our "living history" examples of how they first lived when they came out to the truly "wild" west- and you can see it at 20% off when you wear green on this day! Come to see the nature, the Pioneer House, the way they even had to do their laundry! (An all day affair often).

We are looking forward to greeting you!

Feb
25
Feb 26

PRESIDENT'S DAY SPEECHES

President's Day Speeches...Our Junior docents will be delivering short excerpts from speeches made by our most beloved Presidents. These "living history" events will occur throughout the day in the Main Inn building and on the porch. The Junior Docents have chosen those words that "speak to them" directly and will be sharing them with you!

Our Junior Docents perform, play the piano, and invite you to experience our "living history" environment...

Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Director's speech at Chumash Indian Museum

The Director will be reporting on the exciting new radiocarbon dates reported from testing on Conejo Valley sites..all older than anticipated. We invite you to enjoy the Chumash Indian Museum and their monthly presentations at the Ventura County Archaeological Society. Donations are welcome...

Chumash rockshelter at Oakbrook Park
Feb
12
1:00 pm13:00

SWEETHEART SUNDAY IS BACK AGAIN....

Bring your sweetie to this day of Photo Ops at our wonderful gardens- enjoy the trunk of costume hats and accessories for your photo op and smile for all of us! This event is very popular so come early and plan to use the cell phone camera or your photo devices and we will provide the romantic backdrop!

Weather permitting- photos will be inside certain key buildings in the case of rain....

VICTORIAN ROMANCE SPEAKER: Andrea Tice, who helped to curate the Victorian Jewelry exhibit, is our expert on the romantic use of various media for remembrances in Victorian times. Women often used portions of their long hair to create amazing jewelry and art pieces- these were meant to convey their deep bond with the men who were part of their lives- men who went off to war, who travelled and were not home, and who were special members of the British society.

Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

"Conejo Valley History through our stamps" T.O. Stamp Society

We are pleased to invite Mr. John Weigle of the Goebel Stamp Collectors Guild (Philatelic Society of Thousand Oaks). He will present a special program about the local history of the Conejo Valley as reflected through the stamps of the period.

There will be a table of stamps available for young stamp collectors, and historic stamps will be on display. Held at Anderson Hall on February 11, 2017. Please come at 1 pm to hear John speak about the fascinations of collecting historic stamps.

Jan
7
8:30 am08:30

Rose pruning society

Do you love roses? Our wonderful Rose pruning society will be out again to manage our award winning Rose gardens- thank you so much!

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