Browse Collections (13 total)

Herman Keene Collection

Video footage of events in the life of Herman Keene, a lifetime resident of Santa Paula, California. He was born on December 26, 1878 and died on…

Veteran Oral Histories

In collaboration with the Ventura County Library, the Research Library and Archives completed three oral histories with veterans as a part of the…

Object Collection

Reproduction Cux

The 19th: Votes for Women Community Stories About Voting


The Museum of Ventura County is working to create an exhibit about Ventura County and the suffrage movement. To create this exhibit, we’d like to hear…

Brewster Photography

Clown on Santa Clara Street in Ventura

This collection represents photographs by John Calvin Brewster, first Ventura County resident photographer during 1874–1909. This collection is not…

General Collection

Arnulfo Sanchez in Sespe Canyon

Images in this collection represent various people, places, and subjects pertaining to Ventura County.

Stories from COVID-19


As Ventura County residents react to new policies and recommendations aimed to restrict the virus’ spread, we wish to document and preserve the…

2020 Ventura County Protests

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Fifty Tons of Apricots Drying, N.B. Smith Ranch postcard

Collection of historical Ventura County area postcards. Images include cityscapes, historical landmarks, buildings, people, and events. Expect this…

Art Collection

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Nordhoff Town Plat

Collection of digitized maps mainly of Ventura County, California

Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District

Cottage built in 1915 that housed the Women's Improvement Club of Hueneme and the Hueneme Library

Photos gathered for a slide presentation for the Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District President's Dinner at the Museum of Ventura County on…

Glass Plate Negatives

Portable Drilling Rig

Over 500 glass plate negatives with images of Ventura County are presented. These include works of John Calvin Brewster, first resident photographer…