Pleasant Valley Historical Society Annual Meeting

Visit us and experience our history

The Museum Building, and the Botanical Garden, are NOW CLOSED for the Expansion Project

About Us

Founded in 1964, the Pleasant Valley Historical Society opened the museum in 1988. It is dedicated to serving the community by preserving and presenting the history of the Pleasant Valley area, and sharing our rich heritage with all who visit. The Pleasant Valley Historical Society is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID#77-0053272. Please visit and join us today

Where We Are Located

720 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, California

Our Expansion Project

ARCH front view


The “past” is not what it used to be…1900 and earlier. Today the “past” refers to the entire 20th century!  The museum has grown to include the history of the living as well as the “forefathers.”  We had been able to offer special children’s programs as well as our Speaker Series, but no longer have room for those programs.  We have been asked to provide programs for schools, in both history and science.  Space for those programs is critical to sharing history.  Our planned expansion will double the size of our display/meeting area by approximately 1,400 sq. ft.  Also, the present building will be renovated/retrofitted.  The outside will reflect the craftsman style of the early Pleasant Valley and will include a landmark tower to increase visibility from Las Posas Road. A larger museum will provide:

• Classroom space for interactive school programs and field trips
• Protection/storage for our collections
• A dedicated space for The Fulkerson Library
• Improved parking and accessibility
• Exterior donor wall and bulletin board

Approximate amount to complete this project = $1.5 million

See Expansion Project for more details

Our Expansion Fund Donations

Progress toward our $1.5M goal



101 Historical Highlights of Camarillo and the Pleasant Valley


Michael Teoli

We learned of the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum & Botanical Gardens via the "Passport 2 History". We visited this the same day as the Oxnard Historical Farm Park and the Reyes Adobe, and this was the highlight for the day! When rating places, I really try to be fair and look at something based on how close they're reaching their potential. Full disclosure... this is a small museum, but I feel like they're really doing their best to make it as good as it can be.


The museum of local history has a fascinating variety of artifacts and the grounds include a spacious botanical garden. For young or old, this is a rewarding place to visit. THANKS to the volunteers and local historians

Benjamin Candelaria

Cool place with some interesting local history

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