Museum of Ventura County Upcoming Events


The Museum of Ventura County | Events Calendar

Meet Featured Artist Hiroko Yoshimoto at ArtWalk Ventura | Free Admission

WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, October 8, noon–5 p.m.

WHERE: The Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura

The Museum will be participating in one of Ventura’s signature events: the 24th annual  ArtWalk Ventura! Stop by and meet featured artist Hiroko Yoshimoto in the Smith Pavilion, and enjoy her solo exhibit, Artful Brush, a series of ink paintings inspired by Chinese calligraphy and Oriental ink.

Art work by Hiroko Yoshimoto










Turning Lemons into… A Booming Business | Free for members | $5 for non-members

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Free for members | $5 for non-members

WHERE: Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula

Betsy Chess, great granddaughter of Nathan Blanchard and current Limoneira board member, will chronicle the early beginnings of the lemon business in Santa Paula (named by her pioneer relative Nathan Blanchard) to the current citrus powerhouse company, Limoneira. Light refreshments will be served.

Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas: A Chicano Art Practice for Honoring our Loved Ones | Free for members | $5 for non-members

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 6 – 7 p.m

WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura

Special guest, Roberto Vargas will present the use of ofrendas (altars) and ceremony for honoring our loved ones as reflected in the current exhibit in the Huntsinger galleries.








Interested in Volunteering at the Museum of Ventura?

WHEN: Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21

WHERE: The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura

The Museum is looking for volunteers to help support the museum’s events and educational programs in the following areas: school tours, front desk services, special events, programs and in the research library. All prospective volunteers are invited to attend upcoming training workshops on Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31, and November 7, 14, 21 from 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. The workshops will offer an overview of Ventura County history, museum history and collections, with training for tours and working with the public. For more information, contact Director of Education and Outreach Megan Gately at [email protected] or (805) 653-0323 ext. 310.


Free Dia de los Muertos Celebration | Free admission

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 11 a.m.–  5 p.m.

WHERE: The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura

The Art Museum, Oil Museum, Pierce Brothers Cemetery and the Ag Museum have partnered for a community celebration.  Make monarch butterfly crafts, hear about the symbolism of the Monarch butterfly and bring something to add to our community offrenda. At 2 p.m., professional storyteller Evie Ybarra will spins tales of “La Llorona” and other scary tales from her book, Ghosts of Ventura County’s Heritage Valley.












17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration | Free admission

WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura

A free family event celebrating Dia de los Muertos with music, art, dance and crafts. Performances include De Anza Academy Mariachi Ballet Folklorico de Bell Arts, Danza Mexica Cuautemoc and Ballet Folklorico Mestizo of Oxnard College. Displays will include traditional alters created by Buena High School, Carpinteria Public Library, De Anza Middle School and other local artists.  


In Memoriam: The Chicano Moratorium | Free for members | $5 for non-members

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2 – 4 p.m. 

WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura

The Chicano Moratorium, the massive mobilization in 1969 to raise awareness of the Vietnam War as a civil rights issue in the Chicano community, is the topic of a panel discussion. Set at the height of the disproportionate death rates of Mexican-American casualties in Vietnam–20 percent of the casualties as compared to 10 percent of the American population–the march was the largest anti-war action of any oppressed nationality in the history of the U.S., drawing over 30,000 Chicanos in protest.

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