Research Library Director Charles Johnson gives Gallery Talk at Agriculture Museum, August 8
Santa Paula News
Published: August 07, 2013
Charles Johnson, Director of the Research Library at the Museum of Ventura County, will speak at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula, on August 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. The title of his presentation is, “Meet the Oxnards.” The City of Oxnard, incorporated in 1903, was named in honor of the Oxnard brothers, who in 1898 built and opened the world’s second largest sugar beet processing factory on the plain north of Hueneme, before a town existed on the site. Johnson will reveal the little-known history of the brothers and their impact on Oxnard.
Admission to the Gallery Talk is free for Agriculture Museum members and is included with regular admission for the general public. No reservations are necessary. Admission includes refreshments and entrance to the temporary exhibit, “From Field to Factory: Oxnard’s Beet Generation.” A Gallery Talk on another topic will take place at the Santa Paula Art Museum, located one block away, at 3:00 p.m. Free parking is available at both locations.
The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is located in historic downtown Santa Paula at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, California. Hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children ages 6-17. Free for Museum of Ventura County members and children ages 5 and younger. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, and the first Sunday of every month is free general admission to the public. For more information, go to www.venturamuseum.org or call (805) 525-3100.