Oxnard has a medley of museums. History buffs can enjoy a variety of museum experiences offering California art, maritime history and classic cars display.
Cultural Events in Oxnard
Shore Lore: How Prohibition Changed Ventura County
We look back on the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition and how Ventura Country dealt with the 18th Amendment. Rumrunners Delivered the Good Stuff to America’s Speakeasies. Rumrunning, the organized smuggling of imported whiskey, rum, and other liquor by sea and overland to the United States, started within weeks after Prohibition took effect on January 17, 1920. People still wanting to wet their whistles in illegal speakeasies and at home were rejecting foul-tasting and dangerous locally made industrial alcohol being passed off as the real thing. They were demanding quality, authentic Scotch and other liquor “right off the boat.” Learn about prohibition in this exhibit at Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
We've missed you. We are working on a host of measures that will assure that visitors will be able to enjoy our galleries and collections within social distancing guidelines. We anticipate that the visitor experience will be different, with limited numbers of guests on-site, but we know that everyone is eager to come back and we are eager to welcome them. Facemasks are required inside the museum. As of July 4th, Museum hours: Fri-Sun 12-4 PM. Blue Fin Gifts is also open by appointment 10-12 PM and 2-4 PM Mon-Thurs.
The FIREBALL GALLERY is an all new Nostalgic Automotive Art Gallery at the Murphy Auto Museum. Art Exhibits will feature focused work of the best in Automotive Pop Culture and Design around the world.
Fireball Tim is a talented friend of ours and is the creator of the "Fireball Malibu Vlog", an Automotive Beachlife VLOG series with over 820 episodes.
Live streams occur on Instagram Live and are meant to be viewed on a smartphone through the Instagram app. Live streams are also available for rewatch on Instagram stories for 24 hours after the broadcast. Starting May 5th, 2020, the museum will also be posting YouTube videos on their popular “Under the Hood” lecture series.
Our newest exhibit will bring together a group of the finest French automobiles in the world, to tell the story of the most prominent companies in emerging automotive market. Starting from the day of horse-drawn carriages, through the first understandings of aerodynamic form, this collection is one not to be missed! Cars include several of the finest from the Mullin Collection including - 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, 1939 Delahaye 165, the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance winning 1935 Voisin Aerodyne!
Reservations required. $16 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+), $13 Student w/ID, $8 Children (3-12), Children under 2 & active Military with ID FREE.