For the health and safety of the community, all Museum programs have been moved online.

The Museum of Ventura County, the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula,
the Research Library & Archives, and the Albinger Archaeology Museum will be closed until further notice.

Receive early-access to exclusive online content, updates on the closure, and more!
Be safe, be well, and stay healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back at MVC when we reopen.

Subscribe to our bi-weekly e-newsletter
MVC Online Events
Enjoy Exclusive MVC Online Content


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
The MVC Gallery Marketplace

Support the Museum of Ventura County and the talented artists of Ventura County

The MVC Gallery Marketplace has been created to help regional artists sell their works to collectors. The Museum’s Fine Arts Committee and Curatorial Team has selected notable artists working in many media, who represent some of the finest work in our county.

Shop the MVC Gallery Marketplace
Shop the MVC Gallery Marketplace
2020 Year in Review
Museum of Ventura County 2020 Year in Review

"The Museum of Ventura County — your museum — found a way to continue to fulfill its mission over the last 12 months, despite the tremulous year, and we are honored to share highlights of 2020 with you, our family of friends and supporters."
— Elena Brokaw,
The Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director

Read the MVC 2020 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