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MVC is committed to providing educational resources during this difficult time so children and families can continue to learn and participate from the comfort and safety of their home. Check out our new series of Virtual Learning Modules!

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Explore work from the Ojai Studio Artists: Mending the Divide exhibit from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. MVC is excited to announce a more Virtual Torus will be added soon.

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Take research into your own hands and investigate your family’s history. Participate in the Ventura County Family History Project today by following these simple steps.

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You can revisit the Ventura County of the past by reading the MVC Then Blog. Did you know the first baseball match in Ventura County happened in 1873 or that 40ft whale skeletons were discovered in Simi Valley? Read on!

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MVC 2018 Year in Review
Museum of Ventura County 2018 Year in Review

"It has been an exciting and eventful year for the Museum of Ventura county, and we are honored to share highlights of 2018 with you, our family of friends and supporters."
— Elena Brokaw,
Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director

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Journal of Ventura County
Journal of Ventura County, Volume 61

The Museum of Ventura County is pleased to announce that copies of the Journal of Ventura County's newest edition, Volume 61 containing "A Roll Over the Ranchos" and “The Wet Winter of 1884”, are now available for sale in the Museum’s store. Originally published in 1955, these stories have been updated with additional photographs and both “A Roll Over the Ranchos” and “The Wet Winter of 1884” have been enhanced with updated footnotes, including biographical information and additional footnotes to help the reader place the geographic references and the people in that long ago time.

The Journal is made possible by the generosity of Jim Holden, Linda Hadlen, Grace Brandt, and Mary Stewart. The journal is available for purchase for $10 in the museum store and the e-book version is available for purchase exclusively through Amazon.