Pleasant Valley Historical Society and Museum

Visit us and experience our history

The Museum and Botanical Garden are:

Temporarily Closed as of July 4th

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

Our Expansion Project

          Preliminary requirements from the City of Camarillo have been met at the cost of around $80K—generously covered by donations from friends of the museum who have given funds over the last year. The culminations of these tests have resulted inthe City giving us a “Conditional Use Permit” (CUP) to proceed with architecturaldetails for the construction of the project. Mark Pettit from the firm of Lauterbach Associates is the architect, while Bob Fierro is the project manager.     

        The cost for design, construction and furnishing the new Museum is budgeted for $1.25 million. To expand will depend on your generosity. Please join us and watch our expansion fund grow and our building rise.


“We welcome new members. Membership benefits include a subscription to our quarterly newsletter and unlimited access to the museum, gardens and library.

Volunteers are needed for many programs and activities including serving on our Board, acting as a docent, researching historical information, participating in our events and working on our collections. See form here.



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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