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Episode #119: Johnny Sampson on the Catalina Museum for Art & History

This week’s host Ryan Foland is joined, in person, by Johnny Sampson to talk about preserving Catalina Island’s history through sharing stories. Johnny is the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Catalina Museum for Art & History, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Hear what are the top three artifacts on display in the “70 Objects for 70 Years” exhibit, why it helps to experience history in addition to reading about it, how to make the most of your visit to the Catalina Museum, how Johnny fell in love with art and museums, and plenty of Good Jibes firsts.

This episode covers everything from Catalina Island to fishing. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • What does B.O.A.T. stand for?
  • Why does Johnny love history museums?
  • Did he create art as a kid?
  • How much does it cost to visit the Catalina Museum for Art & History?
  • What are Johnny’s top three artifacts from the “70 Objects for 70 Years” exhibit?
  • How did he and Ryan connect in the first place?
  • What is the Blue Water Cruising Club?
  • Short Tacks: How much William Wrigley Jr. pay to buy Catalina Islandr?

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Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.


Show Notes

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