Closing Party November 28 for Museum’s Latino Costume & Cultural Identity Exhibit
Includes Photo & Art Sale, Book & CD Signings

Join the public closing party for the exhibition Wearing Our Stories: Costume and Cultural Identity in the Latino Community, on Saturday, November 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County. Many of the exhibit’s featured artists, musicians, photographers, and authors will have art and photography for sale and sign books and CDs.

The exhibit is open through Sunday, November 29. It includes photo portraits highlighting local Latinos who interweave personal stories, religious and popular traditions, and political statements into their clothing and adornment. Historical objects and photos reflecting the influence of cultura on the lives of Latinos in the area are also featured.

Among those in the Wearing Our Stories photographs by Rudy Cardona and Samuel Hernandez, are college professor and first female kickboxing champion Graciela Casillas, harpist Xavier Montes, feminist and Latina activist Lupe Anguiano, professional altarista Ofelia Esparza, former Brown Beret Louie Moreno, actress Dyana Ortelli, and singer Ixya Herrera.

The Museum of Ventura County is located at 89 S. California Street in downtown Ventura. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission, except for some events. For information, go to or call (805) 653-0323, x 10.