A remarkable collection of oral histories that commemorates the rich tapestry of Ventura County’s history over the past 150 years. Curated from the extensive archives from the Museum of Ventura County’s Research Library, these oral histories bring to life the diverse stories and experiences of the county’s inhabitants.

Thanks to a partnership with CAPS Media, KPPQ-LP and the County of Ventura, this invaluable selection of oral histories has been expertly digitized—ensuring its preservation and accessibility for generations to come.

From the experiences of indigenous communities to the challenges and triumphs of modern day Ventura County, these oral histories shed light on the County’s evolution. Each account reflects the unique perspectives and lived experiences of individuals who have witnessed the County’s transformation first hand. Through their voices we gain a deeper understanding of Ventura County’s cultural, social and economic development.

Voices of Ventura County stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the county and the resilience of its people. It is a celebration of community, culture, and the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between past and present.

Content Warning: The following oral history contains outdated language and may include terms that are considered offensive by today’s standards. Listener discretion is advised.