Distinguished Speaker Series 2016

Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

****2016 Distinguished Speaker Series****

Most presentations at 11:00 AM (220 Market Street) & are free

March 5, 2016  Tom Figg “Redevelopment:  The Metamorphosis of Port Hueneme.”

April 2, 2016 Author and Lighthouse Curator Rose Castro-Bran “Port Hueneme & Great Los Angeles Area Lighthouses.”

May 14, 2016 Mayor Pro Tem Jonathan Sharkey “Dedication of Monterey Cypress Plaque.”

May 21, 2016 Julie Tumanait-Stenslie “Chumash Culture, History and Song.” (Within the Context of Chumash Storytelling)

June 4, 2016 Oxnard Harbor District Marketing Dir. Will Berg “History of the Port: 1872 to 1960;” June 11, 2016 “History of the Port: 1960 to Present.”

July 30, 2016 Author Gerry Olsen “Adolfo Camarillo.”

August 6, 2016   Eleanor Arellanes “Chumash History”

August 20, 2016  Georgia Newton Pulos “Joanna Bard Newton” (Daughter of Richard Bard & Joan Boyd Bard).

September 17, 2016  Council Member Sylvia Munos Schnopp “Hispanic History Month.”

October 1, 2016 Channel Island Harbor Director Lyn Krieger “Sand Erosion and Replenishment”

October 8, 2016  Mayor Doug Breeze “What the City of Port Hueneme has done for the Oxnard Harbor District.”

October 15, 2016

October 23, 2016 Connie Korenstein and Diane Mautner  “Levy, Wolf and Lehmann and other Jewish Pioneers in old Hueneme” Note this is on Sunday.

October 29, 2016 Will Berg “Update on Port of Hueneme Security”

November 5, 2016   Captain Bill Hodge, Captain Bob Quinn, Master Chief Jim Daniels and Corporal Ron Mongeau “50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.”

November 11, 2016 “2016 Veteran’s Day Celebration Note:  This event will be at 9:00 AM in front of City Hall

November 19, 2016 “Celebration of WWII Greatest Generation” 

December 10, 2016  Lydia Stevenson “A Tribute to Elaine Garber”  Elaine will be receiving the “People Who Make a Difference” Award


Every Second Sunday Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop @ 1:00PM

Sunday June 25, 2017 Scrapbooking Workshop Noon to 3pm

Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day (City Hall) @9:00 AM Captain Chris Janke (NBVC)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Second Annual Veterans Day Celebration (City Hall) @8:30 AM


@11:00AM @ Museum

January 14, 2017 Author Astrid Adler “Our Ancestors Were German”

January 21, 2017 Frank Naumann “History of Naumann Family Farms in Oxnard (est. 1893)”

January 28, 2017 Jim Campos “Citrus Labels in Ventura County”

February 4, 2017 Brig. Gen. Tony Volante “Air National Guard in Ventura County”

February 25, 2017 Author, Historian and Model Maker, Bridge Carney “Rescue of PT 109”

March 11, 2017 Educator Denis O’Leary “History of Cinco de Mayo”

March 18, 2017 Captain Bob Quinn “History of the Navy League in Ventura County”

March 25, 2017 Peggy Kelly “Thornton Edwards:  Hero of the St. Francis Dam Disaster”

April 8, 2017 Frank Naumann “Pioneers Interred in Hueneme Masonic Cemetery”

April 15, 2017 Dr. Bob Allison “History of the Camera in Ventura County”

April 29, 2017 Captain Thomas Santamouro “Navy Drones in Ventura County”

May 6, 2017 Anthropologist Dr. Mark L. Fleischman “Skeletons and What They Tell Us”

May 20, 2017 Dr. Beverly Kelley “History of the Vote for Women in California”

June 17, 2017 Gerry Olsen “History of the Western Grades in Ventura County”

June 24, 2017 Mayor Pro Tem Jim Hensley “From Alaska to Port Hueneme”

July 15, 2017 Dante Honorico “Filipino History in Ventura County”

August 5, 2017 Eleanor Arellanes “History of Chumash in Ventura County”

August 19, 2017 Cheri Brant “History of Market Street in Port Hueneme”

August 26, 2017 Ola Washington “African-American History in Ventura County”

September 16, 2017 Dr. Frank Barajas “Hispanic Heritage Month”

September 30, 2017 Dr. Cynthia Herrera “Hispanics in Higher Education in Ventura County”

October 7, 2017 Connie Korenstein & Diane Mautner “From Gilded Age to Broadway Stage”

October 28, 2017 Diane Mautner “Jewish Pioneers in Oxnard”

November 4, 2017 Dr. Rainer F. Buschmann, “The Road to WW I”

November 18, 2017 Veterans Panel


First Sunday Rock Painting Workshop @Noon Email amy.differ@gmail.com to sign up $5

Second Sunday Sea Glass Workshop @12:30PM Email amycbruder@aol.com (waitlist) $5

Third Friday History of Port Tour @10AM.  Must see Museum film in advance to sign up

Third Sunday Knot-typing Class @Noon Email amycbruder@aol.com $5

Fourth Sunday Scrapbooking Workshop @Noon Email tennisrwr@gmail.com to sign up $5

May 28 Second Annual Memorial Day (City Hall) @8:30 AM

November 11 Third Annual Veterans Day (City Hall) @8:30 AM


@11:00AM @ Museum

January 20 Retired Supervisor John Flynn “History of Ventura County”

January 27 Frank Naumann “Naumann Family Immigration and Move to Oxnard”

February 3 John Krist, CEO Ventura County Farm Bureau “Beets. Berries and Beyond”

February 10 Dr. Colleen Delaney “Past & Present Human Occupation on Santa Rosa Island

February 24 Rose Castro-Bran “Lighthouses in Hueneme and Southern Calif.”

March 3 Author Dennis O’Leary “Alba Walking in the Shadows

March 24 Frank Gorman, Olympic Silver Medalist “Conversation with Beverly Kelley”

April 28 Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Event with Beverly Kelley

May 5 Sylvia Munoz Schnopp “Cristero Rebellion”

May 12 Jeff Maulhardt “Oxnard Bros Sugar Beet Plant in Ventura County”

May 19 Eleanor Arrellanes Fishburn “History of Chumash in Ventura County”

May 28 Second Annual Memorial Day (City Hall) @8:30 AM

June 2 Jim Kosinski “Mariner History of Ventura County and Coast Areas”

June 9 Hueneme Spirit Award: Dennis Carpenter @Community Center

June 16 Robert Salas “UFOs & Nukes”

June 23 Jim Campos “Lemon and Orange Labels of Ventura County”

July 14 Linda Bentz, “Chinese Abalone Harvesting @ Channel Islands”

July 21 Joy Todd “Impossible Women of Pleasant Valley”

August 4 Eileen Tracy “History of the Saviers Family”

August 11 Richard Senate “Films Made in Hueneme Area”

August 18 Frank Naumann “Pleasant Valley Cemetery & Savier’s grave”

August 25 Dr. Mark Fleischman “Anthropologist’s Field Work Warao”

September 8 Dr. Herb Gooch & Jon Sharkey “Conversation about Local Politics: 1960-2018”

September 22 People Making a Difference: Bob and Judy Quinn @Community Center

September 29 Dr. Frank Barajas

October 20 Richard Senate “Ghosts and Haunnted Places in Ventura County”

October 21 Diane Mautner

October 27 Gerry Olsen “Adolfo Camarillo”

November 3 Dr. Rainer Buschmann “WWI: The Road to War” Part 2

November 11 Third Annual Veterans Day (City Hall) @8:30 AM

December 2 “People Making a Difference” Stewart Family @Community Center 1:00PM