Pleasant Valley Historical Society and Museum

Visit us and experience our history

Covid-19 Update: November 16, 2020

Ventura County is at Purple Tier:

The Garden is open every Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 4PM

The Museum is closed - please check here for future reopening updates

California Covid-19 Compliance and Safeguard Guidelines are observed

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, CA 93010

Our Expansion Project

As of November 2020, our expansion plans are moving along.  We await the plan check due in December 2020.   Our members and friends have been generously covering the $100,000 plus costs that have been incurred to obtain a successful plan check.

Moving forward with the expansion, we ask for your donations to our building fund.   We are still on target for the original projected cost of $1.25 million.   We are a third of the way there!  Please help the preservation of the history of the Pleasant Valley to become a reality.

At this time an ad hoc committee is pursuing various strategies for a major fund raising campaign.   Suggestions are welcome.

You may use the donate button on this website (,  or mail your contribution the PVHS Building Fund, P.O.Box 570, Camarillo, 93011

Your donation is appreciated.  Thank You!

Our Expansion Fund Donations

Progress toward our $1.25M goal


Our Expansion Brochure

The Expansion Brochure is a two page summation of the reasons and benefits of the museum's expansion, and a summary of how to donate.  The Expansion Brochure button allows the viewing, downloading & printing of the brochure:

Our Expansion Building Letter

The Expansion Building Letter is a summation of the steps completed to begin the museum's expansion construction, and examples for Gifting Opportunities for construction funding donators.  The Expansion Building Letter button allows the viewing, downloading & printing of the letter:

Our Expansion Fund Donations

Progress toward our $1.25M goal


Your donation is appreciated.  Thank You!


“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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