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Museum Galleries are OPEN!

Current Rotating Gallery Exhibition

"Ethel Percy Andrus:
How One Woman Changed America"

June 28 - October 5, 2014

Ethel Percy Andrus  1881-1967
Progressive Educator * Social Innovator
Cultural Visionary * Founder of The Gables of Ojai

Founder of NRTA * Founder of AARP

Click Here to read an Ojai Quarterly article about Dr. Andrus and the founding of the AARP in Ojai.

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"Back to School" EVENTS


Sunday, September 7, 2014
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
"Town Talk": The Future of Progressive Education

Ojai is known for its many schools based on progressive education principles. Join us as a panel of local educators examines what "progressive education" means in 2014 and how it might be applied in the future.
Event is FREE to public.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
"AARP and You: Our Shared Story"

In conjunction with the current OVM exhibit, visiting AARP historian, Lily Liu, will share the history of Dr. Andrus and the founding of Grey Gables and AARP in Ojai.  Event is FREE to public.
RSVP to The Gables: (805) 646-1446
Event Location: The Gables of Ojai

"Children's Hour"

FREE for children & adult OVM members; $5 adult non-members.
Children must be accompanied
by an adult.


Saturday September 6, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Reading of "Morgan McAllister"

Ojai author and elementary school teacher, Charline Norton, will tell the story of how Morgan McAllister's grandmother teaches her about what happens in the garden. Children will receive a basket with seed to take home.

Saturday September 20, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Reading of "Sarah 'n' Dippity"

Local Children's Librarian, Julie Albright, will share the story of Sarah and her fairy-like friend, Dippity. Sarah loses things and Dippity helps find them. Pictures from the book and safe crayons will be available for coloring.


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Ojai Driving Tour
Audio Guide

Read more about it at VC Star
and VC Reporter

Available at these Selected Venues

* Ojai Visitor's Center *

* Ace Hardware Store *

* Ojai Chevron *

* Ojai Village Pharmacy *

* Rains * 

In the Upper Ojai:
Beatrice Wood &
Stagecoach Station Market *

Call Museum at (805) 640-1390 x203
for additional locations

Museum at Night

130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA 93023
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Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 4 pm

Guided Tours available Tues.-Sun.
Please call the Museum office to schedule

Phone: (805) 640-1390
Fax: (805) 640-1342

Current Members: Free
Adults: $5.00
Children 6-18 $1.00
Children 5 & Under: Free

Historical Walking Tours of Ojai:
Tours are on hiatus for the summer
Tours resume Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Cost: $5, Family $15
Walk-ins welcome - meet at the museum at 10:30 am.
For reservations or a special week-day tour call: (805) 640-1390
Group size: Minimum 8 / Maximum 15

The Ojai Valley Museum has an extensive collection of Art, Native American Baskets, Pioneer Tools, and photographs of early days in Ojai.

The Ojai Valley Museum Research Library houses archives including historical journals that chronicle the events of early to contemporary Ojai Valley activities.

View OVM's interactive website

Learn and blog about
the history of Ojai, California



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