MVC Is Opening!

We are pleased to announce that the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula
will be reopening to members only beginning on Saturday, October 31st.

We have a new reservations and ticketing system in place to regulate the amount of traffic in the galleries,
as well as limited operational days and hours.

We will be opening to the public in mid-November. Continue checking back here for the reopening announcement,
or subscribe here to receive updates.

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Educational activities and
scholarship opportunities.

MVC is committed to providing educational resources and scholarship opportunities during this difficult time so families can continue to learn from the safety of their home and students can continue their pursuit of a higher education.

Learn and Apply


Access the museum's
exhibits from home.

During this time of sheltering in place you can access and explore MVC like never before — from your home! MVC is excited to announce a new series of Virtual Tours, including exhibits from the past to the present.

Access the Virtual Exhibits



Submit your stories, videos, photos, and artifacts to record this historic time we are living through. Participate in our Rapid Response Collecting initiative. Also find directions for the Family History Project.

Share Your Stories Here


Examine Ventura County's
historic past.

You can revisit the Ventura County of the past by exploring a steadily growing catalog of digitized photographs from the collection or reading the MVC Then Blog.

Explore VC History


Expand your knowledge of 
local history & art.

Put your community history and art knowledge to the test and take our Quizlets or piece together our new series of Digital Jigsaw Puzzles. MVC challenges you!

Challenge Yourself



We encourage you to connect with MVC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Our channels offer access to even more content to share and discuss while practicing social distancing.

Be A Part of the Conversation
2019 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 2019 with you, our family of friends and supporters."
— Elena Brokaw,
Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director

Download the MVC 2019 Year in Review

Journal of Ventura County
Journal of Ventura County, Volume 61

The Journal is made possible by the generosity of Jim Holden, Linda Hadlen, Grace Brandt, and Mary Stewart. Volume 61 containing "A Roll Over the Ranchos" and “The Wet Winter of 1884” is available for purchase for $10 through Amazon. The e-book version is free for Kindle subscribers.

Purchase on Amazon