The Museum of Ventura County strives to inspire vibrant communities by connecting the past, present, and future. The Bridge Builder Award brings those eras together; it celebrates the accomplishments of leaders who have made significant impact on the community—those who have changed the fabric of our community, creating a new and better future. In 2019, the Thomas and Esther Wachtell family were the first to receive the Bridge Builder Award from the Museum of Ventura County.