2017-08-11 / Business

Museum receives $250K in funding

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will give a one-time contribution of $125,000 to help fund the Museum of Ventura County’s reorganization plan to stem a five-year trend of deficit spending and create a new business model. The City of Ventura also approved a $125,000 investment to the museum in July.

Part of the plan includes cataloging and storing the museum’s collection, which includes many archives from the county. The funding also helps the museum continue operations for the next six months and helps fund a capital campaign and develop a sustainable operational model.

Founded by the County of Ventura in 1913, the museum serves county residents and visitors, caring for 180,000 artifacts, artworks, documents and agricultural machinery and tools.

The county operates the Main Street Museum in Ventura and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula, as well as the museum research library.

The museum at 100 E. Main St. is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults 18 and older, $3 for seniors 62 and over, and $1 for students with ID and kids ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and younger are admitted at no charge.

For more information, visit venturamuseum.org or call (805) 653-0323.

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