Ag Museum celebrates 4th Anniversary with Harvest Moon Barn Dance
Learn to Dance on Santa Paula’s Oldest Dance Floor, Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30 pm

The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum celebrates its fourth anniversary on Saturday, September 26, 2014, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm, with an old-fashioned family-friendly barn dance. Led by Ventura County’s skilled square dance and line dance caller, Wyane Simpson, celebrants from ages 8 to 88 will learn how to bow to the corner, allemande left, shuffle and slide. Wyane will be teaching in a way that allows both experienced and new dancers to enjoy themselves, on the Museum’s original maple, fir and pine floors, installed in 1887.

Now four years old, the Ag Museum has a lot to celebrate! Its education program, which offers vital information on food growing and nutrition, tours over 2,500 schoolchildren per year. The permanent and special exhibitions tell the stories of the rich agricultural history of Ventura County. Now on view are “The Dirt on Tractors” a vintage tractor display, and “Ag Air” about the role of aviation in agriculture in the past century. See these great exhibits at the barn dance.

Admission to the Harvest Moon Barn Dance is $10 for the general public, $5 for Museum members, and kids under 18, with an adult. Bring a partner or come on your own and meet people who like to dance! By evening’s end, everyone will be getting the hang of the reel, promenade, bump and strut.

Wyane Simpson calls and teaches square dancing and line dancing throughout Southern California, and has performed at square dance conventions in California and in several other states.

The Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Ave. in Santa Paula. Hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Paid events include free admission to the galleries, and the first Sundays of every month are free general admission for the public. For more museum information go to or call 805-525-3100.