John Spoor Broome Library


Library Rooftop

Collecting Ventura: The Gold Coast Collections

Collecting Ventura Save the Date Card

When:  Saturday, March 10 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Broome Library

Please join us for Collecting Ventura: the Gold Coast Collections, an event showcasing Ventura County's museums, libraries, and historical societies.   Hosted by California State University Channel Islands (CI), the day brings together teachers, students, and those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the county with the organizations that collect, display, interpret and preserve it.  The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the E.P. Foster Library of Ventura County Public Libraries, Museum of Ventura County, and the U.S. Navy SeaBee Archives will all be there along with
a number of other friends.

Building community, celebrating our cultural legacy, and promoting the important institutions that help make our county exceptional are just a few of the reasons to attend Collecting Ventura: the Gold Coast Collections.  We hope to see you there!

Program Schedule

Archives Bazaar

10:00am – 1:00pm

Archives Bazaar: Celebrate, Educate, & Discover
Exhibition Hall, Broome Library
Visit local institutions and discover collections that celebrate the cultural heritage of Ventura County's history. For students, teachers, scholarly researchers, history buffs, and those simply interested in exploring the stories of Ventura County, discovery awaits everyone at the Archives Bazaar.

Program Sessions


Using Primary Documents to Teach and Learn About Politics
Sean Q. Kelly, Associate Professor of Political Science, CSU Channel Islands
Broome 1360

Picture This: Teaching Visual Literacy through History
Elnora Kelly Tayag, Librarian, CSU Channel Islands
Broome 1756


Hidden Treasures in the Seabee Museum Archives
Gina Nichols, Archivist, US Navy Seabee Museum
Broome 1360

Lincoln in the Classroom: A Fresh Look at the Constitution and the Civil War
Laura Worden, Librarian, CSU Channel Islands
Kaela Casey, MLIS Candidate, San Jose State University
Broome 1756

Architectural Tour


Architectural Tour


The Road to Yerba Buena: The Importance of Primary Documents in Historical Research
Charles Johnson, Librarian, Museum of Ventura County
Broome 1360

Camarillo State Hospital, CI's Oldest Collection
Evelyn Taylor, Archivist, CSU Channel Islands
Archives Reading Room

Architectural Tour

Information for Attendees

Parking: Once on campus follow the directional signs to parking lot A2 behind Sage Hall.  Click here to view a map of the campus.

Refreshments:  Light refreshments will be served at Broome Library for the duration of the program.  Dining options on campus include Islands Cafe, or Tortilla's and Subway located in Town Center.

For more information please contact Elnora Tayag or Matt Cook.