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July 11, 1999
* The Conejo Valley Historical Society will hold its 35th annual Fiesta Del Triunfo benefit dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. There will be music, dancing and a tribute to top volunteers of the Conejo Valley. Proceeds will benefit the Stagecoach Inn Museum. $70. Reservations: 495-8317 or 495-8774. Restaurant Group to Host Golf Benefit * The Ventura County chapter of the California Restaurant Assn.
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October 23, 2000 | JENIFER RAGLAND
The Conejo Valley Historical Society will recognize two residents for helping preserve the valley's history during a ceremony today at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. The society's first Heritage Award will be given to Patricia Russell Miller and Russell Huse, the grandchildren of Andrew and Abigale Russell--one of the area's founding families. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
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November 22, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There is a term often used when describing movies and books that can be appropriately applied to the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park--suspension of disbelief. It may be that the replica stagecoach has an axle that does not turn. After all, the closest it came to the true West was on a Hollywood set. And it's true that when children crowd into a pioneer kitchen to bake biscuits, an electric toaster is hidden in the antique black iron stove. And then there's the inn itself.
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September 5, 2000 | CHARLES RICH
Memories of the past are kept alive at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, nestled in a small valley off the Ventura Freeway in Newbury Park. But the museum and its staff will need some help if it's to remain a teaching source on local historical facts. The museum, at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, is recruiting volunteers to become tour guides and will hold a training session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The sessions will run Thursdays through Oct.
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October 2, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By day, Gordon Ting is a Westlake dentist, but when night falls on the historic Stagecoach Inn Museum this month, he's a guitar-strumming balladeer, sort of a frontier lounge lizard, if you will. In his vintage get-up, he sings old chestnuts, much as pioneers might have heard in 1876 had they stopped here for some supper, a little poker with the boys or just a restful night before journeying on.
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November 22, 1994 | MATTHEW MOSK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There is a term often used when describing movies and books that can be appropriately applied to the Stagecoach Inn Museum--suspension of disbelief. It may be that the replica stagecoach has an axle that does not turn. After all, the closest it came to the true West was on a Hollywood set. And it's true that when children crowd into a pioneer kitchen to bake biscuits, an electric toaster is hidden in the antique black-iron stove. And then there's the inn itself.
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November 1, 1990 | JANE HULSE
For stagecoach travelers 100 years ago, there were certain rules of the road--some to ensure a safe journey and others to preserve a delicate accord among passengers. Always spit on the leeward side of the coach, gentlemen were advised. Don't swear or smoke a strong pipe. Never discuss politics or religion. Avoid dozing on your neighbor's shoulder. Don't grease the hair--it attracts dust. And if the team bolts, don't jump out of the coach.
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May 25, 1995 | DUNCAN MARTELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Filing into the one-room schoolhouse, the children slid into the well-worn, shiny 150-year-old Welsh desks and curiously surveyed the potbellied stove, the portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln above the blackboard and, finally, Miss Jones. As the students shuffled their feet on the unfinished wooden floor, the teacher explained the ground rules of life in the classroom during the 1880s.
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February 9, 1995 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You'd be hard-pressed to find a grandma with a magneto electric machine--a 19th-Century remedy for "nervous disorders"--stashed in her attic. Or, old-fashioned toothache drops, still in the bottle. But these oddities and others are part of "Grandma's Attic," the featured exhibit at the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park. Don't expect the 100 or so old and not-so-old items in the collection to be artfully showcased--that is not the effect the museum sought.
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October 26, 1989 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're back. Back in the canyons, houses and museums. And in the minds of true believers in the supernatural. Halloween makes its annual visit next week, with young, make-believe Jasons and Freddys ready again to stalk San Fernando Valley streets. Meanwhile some people believe the ghosts of another time and place stalk their own hideaways.
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August 13, 2000 | MATT SURMAN
The Stagecoach Inn Museum is seeking volunteers interested in learning about the history of the Conejo Valley and possibly becoming museum docents. Training includes information on early cultures and lectures by experts on the Chumash and the pioneers. Upon completion of the course, students are invited to act as docents for the museum. Docents lead tours, help with the museum's elementary school program or work in its store for two three-hour shifts each month.
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February 24, 2000 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Long before Jungleland, DuPar's, The Oaks mall and the Civic Arts Plaza, there was the Stagecoach Inn in Newbury Park. The Grand Union Hotel was built in 1876 by James Hammell near the present-day intersection of Ventu Park Road and the Ventura Freeway. Hammell, a Santa Barbara businessman, built the structure out of redwood imported from Northern California at a cost of about $7,200. The building was constructed in the Monterey style featuring two stories, a wraparound porch and a balcony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999
* The Conejo Valley Historical Society will hold its 35th annual Fiesta Del Triunfo benefit dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. There will be music, dancing and a tribute to top volunteers of the Conejo Valley. Proceeds will benefit the Stagecoach Inn Museum. $70. Reservations: 495-8317 or 495-8774. Restaurant Group to Host Golf Benefit * The Ventura County chapter of the California Restaurant Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1998
Cabrillo Music Theater will open a new performance season Friday with the behind-the-scenes show business musical "Gypsy" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Kavli Theatre. The production has traditionally been considered a star vehicle since 1959 when Ethel Merman first wowed Broadway audiences as Mama Rose. The show was revived with Angela Lansbury in 1973 and Tyne Daly in 1989, both of whom won Tonys for the part.
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October 22, 1998 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Kent Christenson was up against a deadline as he helped put the final touches on a new Chumash exhibit at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. It wasn't the exhibit's opening last Sunday that he was sweating. "I've got 40 deer and elk legs I have to boil today," he said. Christenson painstakingly crafts replicas of Chumash tools, clothing, ceremonial implements, even games--adhering strictly to the way the Chumash would have created these things.
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August 13, 1998 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ah, the wedding cake, that elegant tower of white confection. It seems like an age-old tradition, but it's only been on the marital scene since the mid-1800s. That's when finely ground white flour, baking powder and baking soda arrived on pantry shelves in the U.S. Until then, the newlyweds usually cut into a dark, spicy fruitcake. For the matrimonially curious, historical tidbits like this are served up in a wedding exhibit at the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2000 | JENIFER RAGLAND
The Conejo Valley Historical Society will recognize two residents for helping preserve the valley's history during a ceremony today at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. The society's first Heritage Award will be given to Patricia Russell Miller and Russell Huse, the grandchildren of Andrew and Abigale Russell--one of the area's founding families. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1996 | JASON TERADA
Voices of the past will reverberate through the halls of the Stagecoach Inn Museum in early October. "An Evening on the Conejo--1876," an annual look at the area's past, will transport visitors back to the days when the Stagecoach Inn Museum was known as the Grand Union Hotel, offering travelers on the old El Camino Real shooting, fishing, bathing and dining at a first-rate table. The program will be offered Oct. 4, 5, 11 and 12. Starting at 6:30 p.m.
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October 2, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By day, Gordon Ting is a Westlake dentist, but when night falls on the historic Stagecoach Inn Museum this month, he's a guitar-strumming balladeer, sort of a frontier lounge lizard, if you will. In his vintage get-up, he sings old chestnuts, much as pioneers might have heard in 1876 had they stopped here for some supper, a little poker with the boys or just a restful night before journeying on.
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