2/4/2013
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony to honor the 102nd anniversary of the late President Ronald Reagan’s birth Wednesday at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley.President Barack Obama also has authorized Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to place a rose wreath on Reagan’s gravesite on the library campus. Brig. Gen. Vinc...
1/25/2013
One of former Congressman Elton Gallegly's most precious mementos from his 26 years in the U.S. House of Representatives is a picture of himself and President Ronald Reagan in discussion on Air Force One.The photograph, taken just about the time they flew over Simi Valley, came with a handwritten note from the 40th president.Gallegly was on Air Force One with Reagan on April 1, 1988, during a visi...
1/6/2013
Visitors ran about seeking tiny troves in two scavenger hunt-style games Sunday at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula.The museum designed the event as a lesson in local history."I don't know if I'm a pro, but I know a lot more," said Desiree Munoz, 9.Desiree, of Simi Valley, checked out the exhibits for the first time with family members who live locally."It helps learning the history of our to...
12/2/2012
Families visited with Santa Claus, saw lots of animals, heard music and ate baked goods at the Leonis Adobe Museum's Winter Celebration on Sunday in Calabasas.Charlotte Stehlik, community liaison for the museum, said 22 docents were volunteering to lead such activities as arts and crafts, tortilla making and animal feeding.Tetrachord, a band from Agoura High School, performed jazz outdoors, while...
10/14/2012
Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was busy doling out funds for literacy in 1906, including $25,000 to the Simplified Spelling Board, which aimed to rid the English language of useless letters, e.g., changing "kissed" to "kist."Far more useful to Ventura County was his donation of $12,000 for a public library in Oxnard, one of 1,679 such libraries in the U.S. built with Carnegie funds.T...
7/24/2012
About 300 parents and children showed up for the Lil Ranchers Round Up program, reminiscent of something out of "Little House on the Prairie," at Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas on Tuesday.Aside from such activities as crafts, storytime, feeding animals and making tortillas in the horno oven, the property built in 1844 gives kids a taste of history. It includes a water pump for them to w...
3/23/2012
The Leonis Adobe Museum introduces the “Passport 2 History” program. This program unites over 50 historical and cultural venues in Southern California, introducing visitors to historical places, artifacts and stories in the southland.The program also encourages patrons to explore and build on the connection between each location. Throughout their journey, passport holders may be entitled to sp...
3/23/2012
Attention history buffs: your stagecoach has come in.A new program called Passport 2 History has been created that will make visitation to more than 50 museums, old homes and ranches—many of them in the area—easy, fun and educational.The program was designed by the Leonis Adobe Association in Old Town Calabasas to introduce the public to the rich history of the region and to encourage visits t...
3/2/2012
There's a new game in town called Passport 2 History, and it's aimed at attracting visitors to the wealth of museums, historic sites and other points of interest in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties while making learning about California's history fun.The program, unveiled by the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas, has signed up more than 50 locations to date, each with its own page...
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