Museum Winner

I won tickets to the Museum of Ventura County through a Facebook contest - my love of Ventura history was finally good for something - so we took Leia and headed down there today.
Leia working on her storyboard.
I hadn't been since their expansion a few years back and the remodel looks good. Hubby and I were both surprised that there wasn't more room for exhibits; the expansion seems to have been directed toward adding a new courtyard, waterfall and meeting room.

Current exhibits were "Shooting For The Stars", with fabulous photos of Hollywood royalty by Guy Webster; "Quiet on the Set", showing where in Ventura County films had been shot (answer: everywhere), and including a great hands-on, kid-friendly section that Leia loved; and my favorite, George Stuart's one-quarter life size replicas of historical figures. The Stuart Gallery is worth the price of admission, all by itself. 

My prize also included tickets to the agriculture museum in Santa Paula. If the weather cooperates next week - and stays out of the 100's - we may take Leia to visit the tractors.    


captainhook said...

And you said you never win anything! Congratulations--sounds like fun!