Jun
1
to 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.”

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Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

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.

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Voices of Old Conejo
Oct
7
to Oct 15

Voices of Old Conejo

Explore the history of the Conejo Valley through the voices of the people who once lived here.  As you walk the grounds of the Stagecoach Inn Museum you'll meet "Mr. Thousand Oaks", Alex Fiore; actress Frances Dee (wife of Joel McCrea); Frances Newbury, one of the area's first pioneers; Frank Crowley, who built the Crowley House (still standing on Pleasant Avenue) for his bride Mae in 1910; Guy Runnion., and many other notable residents of our past who helped to develop the Conejo Valley into the beautiful community it is today.

Step back in time with 8 scenes around the museum.

Join the theater after-party downstairs in Anderson Hall and enjoy a delicious assortment of refreshments!

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For more information contact: nelliekerrcusworth@gmail.com 805.405.4366 - leave a message

Alex Fiore, Margie Hibbits, Donna Fargo, Guy Runnion.  Photograph by Don Shipley for the News Chronicle, courtesy of Thousand Oaks Library.

Alex Fiore, Margie Hibbits, Donna Fargo, Guy Runnion.  Photograph by Don Shipley for the News Chronicle, courtesy of Thousand Oaks Library.


Tours at 4:40, 5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00 on October 7, 8, 14, and 15.
15 participants per tour
$20 for General Public, CVHS Members $15 w/Discount Code.

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Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour time.  Park on Susan Drive which is accessed from Lynn Road.  Wear comfortable shoes. 

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The Secret Lives of the Huntingtons
Oct
17
10:00am10:00am

The Secret Lives of the Huntingtons

Intrigue!  Riches! A secret love life!  Add to that a fabulous art collection, and you have the makings of a fascinating and provocative story.  Our speaker for October's docent meeting is Dr. Russell Westmann.   His talk, titled "The Secret Lives of the Huntingtons", will introduce us to Collis P., Henry, Arabella, and Archer Huntington.  Collis' is a rags to riches tale.  He was one of the "Big four" who gave us the Transcontinental Railroad.  Arabella was the second wife of Collis, and then the second wife of Collis' nephew, Henry! 

Collis, Arabella, Archer and Henry Huntington

Collis, Arabella, Archer and Henry Huntington

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Oct
21
9:30am 9:30am

Channel Your Inner Actor...Training for New Docents

Have you always longed to dress up in Victorian costumes, put on your cowboy gear in the morning, or play the part of a pioneer in the Old West?

If the answer is yes, then you're the person we've been looking for.  Our docents interpret Conejo Valley history in costume, sharing their love of history with museum visitors: young, old, and in-between.

Sign up to be a volunteer docent and join our next training session at the museum by calling Lou Kirby at (805) 497-3364

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Oct
28
9:30am 9:30am

Calling All History Nerds! Training for New Docents

Have you always longed to dress up in Victorian costumes, put on your cowboy gear in the morning, or play the part of a pioneer in the Old West?

If the answer is yes, then you're the person we've been looking for.  Our docents interpret Conejo Valley history in costume, sharing their love of history with museum visitors: young, old, and in-between.

Sign up to be a volunteer docent and join our next training session at the museum by calling Lou Kirby at (805) 497-3364

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Those Wild Women of the Conejo
Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Those Wild Women of the Conejo

Mabel Stark

Mabel Stark

The Conejo Valley changed dramatically between 1860 and 1970.  Come meet the free-spirited ladies who led the way as the area evolved from farms, ranches, and exotic animals to a highly desired residential community: Spanish landowner Maria Rodriguez de Lorenzana, pioneer Abigail Russell, artist Florence Pealer, Mabel Stark the tiger trainer, and "Living Legend" Donna Fargo.

Performance is at the Goebel Adult Community Center.  $5 per person; tickets may be purchased at the Goebel Center front desk beginning July 24th.  Showtime is at 2:00--doors open at 1:30 P.M.

Presented by the Goebel Senior Center Commission and the Stagecoach Inn Museum Theatre Group.

Goebel Adult Community Center: 1385 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, California, 91362.  Call (805) 381-2744 for more information.

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Take a Special Walk Down the Aisle...
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Take a Special Walk Down the Aisle...

Join us for a special tour of the Stagecoach Inn Museum on July 20th and July 22nd.  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!

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Anne Schroeder Book Signing
Aug
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Anne Schroeder Book Signing

Meet author Anne Schroeder, whose great- great-grandfather helped to settle the Conejo Valley.  Anne's short stories, memoirs and historical novels explore our Western heritage with themes that resonate today. Books will be available for purchase - ask her to sign your copy!

"A timely memoir of what life was like in Southern California before the land was paved and the memories lost." --Victor Davis Hanson, author, The Land Was Everything
 

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Jul
18
10:00am10:00am

"A Home of Her Own, in the End"

Our speaker for July's docent meeting is Professor Patty Colman, history professor at Moorpark College.   Her talk is titled "A Home of Her Own, in the End"  about local women who fought for their homestead...and won!  Very timely!  Patty worked with the National Park Service on various projects, including a history of homesteads in the Santa Monica Mountains.  She served as the editor of the Ventura County Quarterly for two years.    Location for the meeting is still under discussion, as Anderson Hall isn't ready to rock 'n roll yet.

 

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Jul
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

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

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.

Take the 4th of July Trivia Challenge! Find it at our Front Lobby Desk...see if you can beat the challenge!

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Jun
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Docent Recognition Luncheon- honoring service to community!

Our Docents are the public face of our Museum and we honor them!!

On June 27, we honored our amazing Docents who contributed to our community in amazing ways!! We even had two Docents with 40 or more years of service!

-4,749 hours of Daily Tours

-Eight weddings

-2500 school tour students with 30 Docents

-165 visitors for Special Tours

-26 Children on Young Children's Tours

-Chumash Travelling Trunk for 300 Students

-Emporium servicing our Museum on daily basis

-20 new crafts

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Jun
10
10:00am10:00am

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
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

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!

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May
11
to 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!

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May
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

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!!!

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Apr
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

"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.

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Apr
22
11:00am11:00am

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!

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Mar
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

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!

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Feb
25
to 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...

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Feb
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

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.

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Feb
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

"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.

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