Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum


Just steps from the Beach, the Museum holds countless treasures from the City’s past.

The Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum is located at 220 N Market Street in Port Hueneme. Built in 1925, the building was originally the Bank of Hueneme, then it was the city’s first City Hall. Today, the Museum - listed as Ventura County Landmark No. 32 - houses historical artifacts, photographs and information on the history of the Hueneme area. Famed architect Myron Hunt designed the building, who was also responsible for designing the Bard Mansion, the Huntington Library in San Marino, and the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Displays are maintained by the City’s Administration and Community Services Department and the Historical Museum Commission.

“all scheduled Museum DISTINGUISHED speaker series events for March, April and May are hereby cancelled. Please CHECK BACK HERE or THE Facebook page(Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum) if and when the situation changes.”

2020 Distinguished Speaker Series

The Museum is hosting a "Distinguished Speaker Series" featuring special guest speakers sharing experiences or historical information about people and places in Ventura County. This is a wonderful opportunity if you are interested in local history. 

All ages welcome and FREE of charge. These events normally are held on Saturdays at the Museum, at 11 AM but see the schedule below for exact dates and times.

January 4 Ethel Todd “Art History Part II”

January 11 Paul Rood “Pioneer Oilmen of Ventura”

January 18 Margo Porras “Growing Up in La Colonia: Boomer memories from Oxnard’s Barrio”

January 25 Dr. Colleen Delaney “From Rancho Guadalasca to Camarillo State Hospital to CSUCI”

February 1 Jim Kosinksi “"Three Events that Shaped Maritime History”

February 8 Dr. Clair Steele “Plastic Pollution in our Oceans”

Feb 15 Charles Watson “Alzheimer’s Patients”

Feb 22 Dr. Judy Christman Yates “Cyber Scams & You: How to Protect Your Privacy”

June 13 Gerry Olsen “Don Adolfo Camarillo: A Living Legend”

June 27 Dr. Jose M. Alamillo “Hispanic Baseball in Ventura County”

July 11 Rainer Buschmann “Environmental Concerns”

July 18 Sylvia Munoz Schnopp “The Cristero Revolution”

August 8 “People Making A Difference” Awards: Julia Brownley, Jacqui Irwin, and Kelly Long 11:00AM @City Hall

August 22 Linda Bentz “Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island”

September 12 Richard Senate “Paranormal in Ventura County”

September 19 Santa Susana Museum’s Curt Osterhoudt “Railroad History of Ventura County”

September 26 Dr. Frank Barajas “Chicano History in Ventura County”

November 7 Dr. Joan Peters “#Me Too; Then and Now: The Personal is Most Definitely Political”

November 11 Veterans Day in front of City Hall 8:30AM

November 14 Joy Todd Pleasant Valley History

 No Speakers during month of December


Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum

220 Market St, Port Hueneme 93041 805-488-0585

Hours:  Tu, W, Th, Fri, Sat 9:00 AM-3:00PM Sun12:00-3:00PM    

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