The Collections

Fine Art

Fine art holdings include renowned artists such as John Nava, Jessie Arms Botke, Omar d’Leon, Horace Bristol and Beatrice Wood, and more than 200 extraordinary historical figures by Ojai artist and historian George Stuart.

Historical Artifacts

Artifacts relating to Ventura County’s early inhabitants, and to participation in local, national and global events such as the Spanish American War, World War II, and the Saint Francis Dam Disaster, chronicle the history of Ventura County from the era of Chumash Indians through the Mission and Rancho periods, early settlement, commercialization, industrialization, to the present day.


The Collections department accepts donations of furnishings, clothing, and artifacts that are significant to the people, industry, and culture of the Ventura County region and that fall within Museum collecting priorities and guidelines.
For questions about the Museum’s art and artifacts collection, contact: | 805.653.0323 x326