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.

2019 Museum Sponsored Events


  • TBA Lighthouse Tours 10-1 (sign up for van)
  • Museum Sundays with Johnny Adamson Jr. 12-3 PM Ask him anything!
  • Second and fourth Thursdays at 10:30AM Origami Workshop
  • Third Friday History of the Port Tour 10:00AM (must register/watch film)
  • Fourth Sunday Scrapbooking @noon

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”

March 7 Port Hueneme Women’s History Panel: Emily Barany, Barbara Volante, Dr. Cynthia Herrera, Kristin Decas, Jonnie Lisman, Dr. Christine Walker

March 14 Connie Korenstein “Suffragettes”

March 28 Reyna Gilroy “Chumash”

April 4 Dylan Peterson “Carriage Museum Saddles”

April 11 Annie Little “Island Foxes”

April 18 Robert Salas “UFOs and Nukes”

April 25 Denis O’Leary “Cinco de Mayo”

May 9 Murray MacEachron “A Look Back at Water Resources in Ventura County”

May 23 Steve Gama “Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment”

May 25 4th Annual Memorial Day 8:30AM @City Hall

May 30 Kathleen Roos “Navy Base and Environmental Concerns”

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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