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Museum of Ventura County Reopens With $3.5 Million in Improvements

The Phase One Construction includes: New landscaping, a new, spacious Front Plaza with a water feature, open-columned entrance off Main Street, and an eight paneled mosaic Timeline of Ventura County History, crearted by artist Larissa Strauss from more than 45,000 pieces of cut glass.

The new river-rock walled, state-of-the-art Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Event Pavilion used for lectures, programs and a variety of Museum events. With 3,500 square feet, it can seat 200 for dinner, with the option to tent the front plaza for an additional 140 guests. The facility can also be rented for outside events; for information on Pavilion rental, please contact Shanon Rice.

The original museum building, reconfigured exhibit areas, a new separate Sculpture Gallery, the reopened Smith Gallery of George Stuart Historical Figures®, a remodeled lobby, and new restrooms.

The Museum of Ventura County celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through collections, exhibitions, events, education programs, publications and its research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community.

Museum of Ventura County
100 East Main Street
Ventura, California 93001

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