Thank you for reading the Museum of Ventura County’s 2020 Year in Review,
highlighting our accomplishments in 2020 and plans for 2021.

Hint: Use the “Full Screen” button at the center of the document.

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. While the buildings and grounds at both sites have been closed to the public for all but three weeks since March 12, 2020, the Museum of Ventura County moved all of its programs online and has been able to reach tens of thousands of people with new education lessons, discussion groups, lectures, historical articles, games, virtual school tours, exhibits, and more.

In this review, you will learn what MVC offered on-site, January to mid-March, and then read about how each area of the Museum – exhibits, education, library, etc. – did a drastic flip in the way it delivered programs. The staff team and volunteers who engineered this pivot left no stone unturned in their quest to not only continue to serve our community, but actually increase participants. I feel extraordinarily lucky to get to work with such a talented and dedicated team.

Elena Brokaw
The Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director


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