Whether your stay at Holiday Inn Burbank involves business or pleasure, there will come a time when you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Southern California. Have we got the right spot for a daylong retreat.
Welcome to the Museum of Ventura County
Since 1913, the Museum of Ventura County has established a rich cultural presence in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The mission of the museum is to “discover, preserve, interpret, educate, and celebrate.” Museum curators display collections, exhibitions, as well as run education programs, to inspire the curiosity of visitors from all age groups. The Museum of Ventura County has received numerous awards for its educational programs. If you are here with family or have traveled solo for your company, take a day off from the standard Southern California tourist hot spots by making the Museum of Ventura County a must visit attraction.
With more than 30,000 pieces of fine art and historical artifacts, the collections displayed at the Museum of Ventura County will keep you intellectually stimulated for hours on end. Although the primary objective for displaying the vast collection at the museum is to educate visitors about the history of Ventura County, some of the historical artifacts and fine art pieces tell the story of the entire Southern California region.
Fine art pieces include artwork created by world-renowned artists like John Nava, Horace Bristol, Beatrice Wood, Omar d’Leon, and Jessie Arms Botke. Ojai artist and cultural historian George Stuart has contributed more than 200 meticulously handcrafted historical figures. For historical artifacts, the museum displays pieces that prompt discussions about local, regional, national, and international events. World War II aficionados should love the collections devoted to one of the most historically significant conflicts. The museum also presents artifacts from the Spanish American War, as well as the Saint Francis Dam disaster.
Patterns on the Land
Maps represent the clearest window to the past and the Museum of Ventura County provides a glimpse into the past of Ventura County by displaying local maps every Wednesday and Saturday. Located in the Pavilion Pop-Up Gallery from 11 AM until 5 PM, the two-dimensional topographical wonders depict authentic replicas of the maps held in the Museum Research Library collection. The maps bring the rich history of Ventura County to life by offering visitors the opportunity to view the maps through a unique application.
When you combine lunch and music, you get the popular event called Munch that the museum holds every Thursday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The free entrance fee does not include the price of a delicious lunch. On May 3, 2018 Boom Duo featuring the talented team of John Lacques and Noah Thomas provide the musical entertainment.
Located at 100 East Main Street in Ventura, CA, the Museum of Ventura County is located near the highway made famous by the group America. After enjoying what the museum has to offer, take a spin on Ventura Highway along the Pacific Ocean coast.