Letters to the Editor
July 12, 2017

To the Editor:
To the citizens of Fillmore, Piru, Sespe and Bardsdale.
In the last few weeks we have seen Ventura Museum have to close, at least temporarily, because of financial difficulties.
Fillmore is fortunate to have a museum which is solvent and operating a regular schedule every week because of the efforts of its Board of Directors and volunteers. We have no paid staff and no federal, state or city funding. We depend on fireworks, poinsettia sales, donations and membership to keep the lights on and the doors open, Our volunteers gave over 1700 hours of their time in 2016 to greet visitors, lead tours, do research and maintain the collection.
The Fillmore Historical Museum is the repository of the history of the Santa Clara River Valley. If you want to learn about our rich history come to the museum, ask questions, check out the artifacts. There have been people here since before 1887 and their stories are fascinating. We have programs about various aspects of our history which can be presented to any interested group.
On behalf of the Museum Board of Directors, I want to thank all of our volunteers, members and friends whose efforts and financial donations have made the continuing operations of museum possible.
Come for a visit. We are open Tuesday through Saturday every week. Or call for a tour, 805-524-0948. We are located at 350 Main St. in Fillmore. Our office is in the two story bunkhouse building next to the big yellow depot and across from the Hinckley House and garage.
Martha Gentry,
Executive Director