Town Talk: Dan Lopez Modern Day Vaqueros

Town Talk: Dan Lopez Modern Day Vaqueros

Champion horse trainer Dan Lopez is featured in our current exhibit. And he’ll be here to tell us all about the life of a modern day vaquero. He knows how to tell a story, so this is sure to be an interesting, and informative talk. Just a few of the many, many belt buckles he has won over his long career shown.

Sunday, June 30
4:30-6pm
$5 admission, members free
FOUNDING FAMILIAS: THE OJAI VALLEY DURING THE RANCHO ERA

FOUNDING FAMILIAS: THE OJAI VALLEY DURING THE RANCHO ERA

The Ojai Valley Museum celebrates the Ojai Valley’s founding families. Tico, Lopez, Ayala, Vanegas, Arnaz, Ortega, Reyes, these are the families who settled the valley. Their stories have been too often overlooked. The newest exhibition by the Ojai Valley Museum shines the light on these families and their descendants still living in the valley.

When California was part of Mexico, there were two ranchos in the Ojai Valley: Rancho Ojai and Rancho Santa Ana. Learn more about the families who owned the ranchos and controlled the valley.

Vaqueros took care of the cattle on ranchos. Local resident Dan Lopez is a modern day vaquero. The national and world champion is also highlighted in the exhibition, linking the vaqueros of the rancho era to life today in the valley.

The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Free parking is available behind the museum, off Blanche Street. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Group or school tours available by appointment.

For more information, call the museum at (805) 640-1390, ext. 201, email info@OjaiValleyMuseum.org , or visit the museum website at OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

Ojai Walking Tours

Ojai Walking Tours

Our popular historic walking tours take a break during Ojai’s hottest months. So take a walk with us one Saturday in June, or be prepared to wait until October. You’ll look at architectural features and hear about some of the people, places and events that have impacted Ojai.
Every Saturday through June
10:30am
$7 per person or $15 family, $5 museum members
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