SH Historical Society hosts Oil Museum tour

oil-museum.jpgThe Signal Hill Historical Society has organized a tour of The California Oil Museum, 1001 East Main Street in San Paula, on Saturday, June 28. A bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Signal Hill Library, 1771 East Hill Street, and arrive at the museum at approximately 10 a.m. Lunch will be either brown bag or at one of the local restaurants. After lunch there will be time to visit local shops. The bus will depart San Paula at 3 p.m. and arrive back at the library at approximately 5 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and it covers the bus ride and admission to the museum.
From fossils to fill ‘er up, the California Oil Museum tells the story of the black bonanza that created wealth, work, and prosperity for generations of Californians. Operated by the City of San Paula Community Services Department, the museum highlights the inner workings of the state’s black gold industry through interactive displays, videos, working models, games, photographs, restored gas station memorabilia, and an authentic turn-of-the-century cable-tool drilling rig. Visitors can exercise their wits and luck as California wildcatters, see how the Indians used natural oil seeps, watch a miniature drilling rig bore into the earth, and explore the memorable brands of gas bought by early California car drivers. The Lundgren and Bennett Collections of gas station memorabilia are some of the largest displays of vintage gas pumps in California. In addition to the permanent petroleum exhibits, the museum presents new exhibits of science, transportation, history, and art throughout the year.
For more information or to make reservations for the bus ride and tour, contact Mary Justus at (562) 544-6003.

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