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Opening Reception & Tour

Thursday, April 26, 2012    
5:30-8:30 pm

Museum of Ventura County

100 E. Main Street
Ventura, California 93001

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with colleagues over a sumptuous meal and explore the art, history, and culture of our host city!
                                                                                                           Image courtesy of the Museum of Ventura County

Admission to the Opening Reception and tour are included in AGM Full Registration fees.  If you’d like to bring a guest please pay online ($35.00) during the registration process or pay at the door (cash or check only).

SCA would like to express sincere gratitude to the Museum of Ventura County for hosting the Opening Reception,  and to the museum staff who are generously donating their expertise and time to provide behind-the-scenes tours.

Questions about the Opening Reception? Contact Shelley Nayak  <shelleyrnayak@gmail.com>


Enjoy a delicious buffet, catered by Command Performance, featuring options for carnivores and vegetarians alike, culminating in a dessert and coffee bar that is sure to impress.  The Museum will provide a no-host (cash) bar offering beer and wine. Weather permitting, the buffet will be held outdoors in the interior courtyard of the Museum.

Be sure to dress warmly--it gets cold along the coast when the sun goes down!


The Museum is less than a mile from the Crowne Plaza, along a route lined with vintage shops and historic landmarks, making for a lovely 15-minute walk.  Free parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Museum for those who choose to drive.  Due to the close proximity of the Opening Reception venue to the conference hotel, no shuttles will be provided, however, if you have special transportation needs you may contact Cyndi Shein <cshein@getty.edu> to arrange transportation.


Throughout the evening the Museum librarian and curators will conduct guided tours of the exhibit gallery and research library, speaking about some of the gems of the collections.  The Museum collections include:

  • Museum art collection by local artists
  • Museum artifact collection of  objects from Chumash baskets and Mission-era objects to historic agricultural tools
  • The Research Library and Archives holdings of over 170,000 items relating to Ventura county history, including maps, photographs, newspapers, books, periodicals, manuscripts, oral histories, and audiovisual materials, many of them rare and unique

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