"Plein Air painters draw lovely Nature at our Complex"

The Plein Air Painters of Ventura graced our complex for two weeks in a row in August. Their members arrived, brushes in hand, to render in ink, watercolor and oil the beautiful landscape scenes that are found here.

Three of the painters were here on August 16 to paint various scenes; one of a vintage Chevy truck; one wildlife scene on the trails and one a view of the Museum itself.

Susan Torkey, Luis Cujino, and retired Professor Norm Fullner shared their images and their thoughts on the wonderful concept of painting outdoors, something which has been practiced for many centuries throughout Europe and the United States. For more information, contact David Deyell at 805-494-1700.

Enjoy the images that they have created and consider joining them in their pursuits!

CONEJO FOSSILS CLUB for kids!!

Do you like fossils? Did you know we have a collection from here in Conejo Valley?

Our newest exhibit, coming in mid-September, will feature fossils that are right from our area- and kids can touch them and learn about them! Due to a generous grant from the National Charity League and efforts of our tireless staff, we will be exhibiting fossils recovered from the area at the exit of US 101 and Ventu Park Road, down the street from the Museum.

This exhibit will feature WiFi so you may bring your cell phones and access more information and fascinating details about the area around Conejo Mountain, a defunct volcanic site. Come and Join us! Details will be on our web site near the opening date.

 

ANDERSON HALL ready for sign-ups: register to use our meeting space

Anderson Hall holds 75 for meetings, lectures, workshops.  A kitchen area with sink and fridge is adjacent to the hall.  A pull-down screen and lectern are available.

Anderson Hall is currently under renovation and should be ready for rental in November.

  Click here to go to the Reservations tab.

Coming up in Anderson Hall:

"Voices on the Conejo" after-theatre party for the first two weekends of October.

Presentation by Professor Susan Kinkella:  "Cultural Disruption and Assimilation: Impact on Women.  October 22 at 1 pm.  In collaboration with the City of Thousand Oaks One City, One Book project. A complete calendar for the project will be posted here and on the City of Thousand Oaks Library Web site.

Antiques Guild meetings held the third Thursday of every month: topic to be announced. We welcome the public. More information will be posted as the event approaches.

Please call the Museum or email the Director at roman.deb55@gmail.com for more information. An image of one of our past Don and Donas is included in our image gallery- Fiesta del Triunfo is one of many events we host for our community!

 

Thank you, volunteers!

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

On June 27th, we honored our amazing volunteers who contribute to our community in so many ways!!  We even have two volunteer 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 a daily basis

-20 new crafts

Conejo Kids Fun Facts

Become a Conejo Explorer with the Conejo kids! Here are some fun facts about living in the Conejo Valley:

MAMMOTH BONES FOUND- On the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Ventu Park Road an Imperial Mammoth jaw bone was found in 1971 - maybe the largest ever discovered! The Mammoths lived in the Conejo Valley about 150,000 years ago. They were "14 feet tall and weighed about 40,000 pounds!!" WOW-

The Stagecoach Inn Museum has bones of this Mammoth, which were recovered during the construction of roads in the area.  See them at the Grand Opening of Anderson Hall this summer!

You can look up more information on Imperial Mammoths at your local library, at our Museum Library, or on the Internet. We even have the Conejo Kids books for sale!  We live in a place that has lots of exciting things to see.

Information for Conejo kids on this subject from Miriam Sprankling's book: "Discovering the Story of the Conejo Valley", published by CVHS 2002.