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Mission Statement

The Olivas Adobe is Ventura County's only remaining Monterey-style adobe home from the Rancho era (1840s). It opened as a museum in 1974 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 (No 115). While the City of Ventura now owns the Olivas Adobe through its Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships, some events and maintanence are the responsibility of the OAHI (Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters), the organization of Olivas Adobe volunteer docents. The mission of the OAHI is to interpret and preserve, in collaboration w the City of Ventura, the history and heritage of the Olivas family and Rancho San Miguel as part of the Rancho Period of California hisotry.


By becoming an OAHI docent, you will be helping to celebrate Ventura’s Rancho and Latino heritage, and also maintaining the beautiful Olivas Adobe museum and grounds. Volunteer opportunities are many. A few worth mentioning - conducting weekend tours, seasonal school educational outreach programs or dressing up and working events such as Music Under the Stars, Rancho Days, the Owl Festival and Holiday Candlelight Tours.

Thank you for helping us to maintain history and culture at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park.


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