In remembrance of D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Southern California Wing of CAF will celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most pivotal events in military history. They will discuss the impact of the P51 Mustang on the conduct of the war and the invasion of mainland Europe. Man O’ War will be on display and available for inspection, also P51 “Miss Kandy” will be present and you can see her start up and fly out back to her home hangar in Torrance following the event. $10 admission www.cafsocal.com/d-day-anniversary-event
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The Stagecoach Inn Museum hosts its Annual Pioneer Jamboree from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019, on the museum’s grounds at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park.
This is a "hands on history" event. Featured activities include gold panning, pioneer and Indian games, storytelling, antique toys, rock painting, butter churning, clothes washing, lemon squeezing, old-time school lessons, handwriting, corn husk and yarn doll making, humongous bubble blowing, old-fashioned costume dress-up and others.
There will be food and beverages for sale. Free parking in Stagecoach Park – enter from Lynn Road just west of Ventu Park Road. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (62+) $5, Children $4. Free under age 5. Family (up to 6) $20. For further information, call the museum at (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachinnmuseum.org.
CANCELLED DUE TO ANTICIPATED RAIN ON SUNDAY. May be rescheduled.
Strathearn Historical Park will transform itself into a small town in rural America in the 1860’s for the 8th Annual Civil War Days Encampment on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10am-4pm and February 3, 2019 from 10am-3pm.
Step back to another place and time, when President Lincoln could take a break from his Washington duties to give a speech on the steps of our Strathearn House. Here, costumed civilians, as well as soldiers from the north and south stand ready in their camps, eager to tell their stories to the passing visitors. Sergeants drill groups of local boys and girls curious to experience military life. Skirmishes, as well as artillery, infantry and cavalry demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend.
President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address
General Ulysses S. Grant & General Robert E. Lee reenact the Surrender at Appomattox
Kids wanted as recruits – come early & enlist, plus interview a soldier for a school report
Civil War Era Boutiques on Sutlers Row offer unique treasures
Authentic artillery, Infantry & Cavalry demonstrations
Old fashioned dance lessons by Simi Valley Vintage Dance Society
Tour historic Simi houses & buildings
Food for sale from Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley
Advance Adult Tickets: $5 on-line tickets at svhs.ticketleap.com
Tickets at the Gate: $7 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 5 to 12 and free to 4 and under. $5 for active/retired military with ID.
The Blue & The Gray Civil War reenactment in Moorpark is the largest battle reenactment on the West Coast. Now in its 17th year, the event will take place March 17 and 18 at Hitch Ranch (100 West High St., Moorpark, entrance adjacent to the Moorpark Post Office).
Hundreds of re-enactors from all over the country come to Moorpark each year to participate.
Activities include four battle reenactments (with cannon and musket fire), Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, solider and civilian encampments, Confederate army surrendering to the Union army and period dancing and music. The featured battle this year is the Battle of Gettysburg. Presented by the Rotary Club of Moorpark, the event is designed to educate the public about the historical significance of the Civil War and its effect on the United States including the abolishment of slavery.
Hours: 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Admission: $20/adults (online, $22 at the gate), $15/ages 6 through 17 (online, $17 at the gate), free/ages 5 and under. Bleacher seats: an additional $4 per person, per battle. Parking: $5 per car. A free shuttle will take visitors to the event site. Discount packages are available online. For more information: go to www.MoorparkCivilWar.com, CivilWar@MoorparkRotary.com, 805-279-5253.