A small celebration was held this weekend to mark E,P. Foster's 161'st birthday. A group of people organized by Sarah Kalvin is forming a foundation to restore some of the history, starting with the Foster House on Ventura Avenue.
Ventura's founding father left a legacy that is often overlooked. He donated numerous parcels of land to the public including the namesake 'Foster Park' on the Ventura River, and 'Seaside Park,' now the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
An exhibit is on display at the downtown library through April.