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Guided tours 1-4 and Freddie, the American Mini Horse
July 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$5
BUGGY RIDES AT THE DUDLEY HISTORIC MUSEUM’S OPEN HOUSE
July 1st. In addition to docent-led tours of the Dudley Historic House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m., Freddie the American Mini Horse will be in attendance for photos and buggy rides from 1:30 to 3. Museum admission is free but a $5 donation will be asked from riders for Freddie’s expenses. The museum, built in 1892, is located at the corner of Loma Vista and Ashwood streets in Ventura. For information please call (805) 642-3345 or visit the website at www.dudleyhouse.org
San Buenaventura Heritage, Inc. (SBH) is a non-profit 501(c3) educational and charitable corporation founded in 1978 which is active in historic preservation in the City of San Buenaventura (Ventura), California. The primary focus of SBH is the preservation of the Dudley House, an 1892 Victorian farm house. The house and SBH headquarters are located at 197 N. Ashwood Avenue, the corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista in Ventura.
The house has been an ongoing preservation activity since 1977. Owned by the city since 1977, SBH was formed and took over the project when proposition 13 prevented the city from continuing to fund the project. The interior is complete with much of the original Dudley furniture returning to the house in 2006 from the estate of the late Johanna Dudley Overby. The terraces and pergola for outdoor events have been installed on the north side of the house. The gardens are currently being redesigned to include more drought-tolerant plants and flowers. The house is a living history museum reflecting the life of the Dudley family. The basement is used as a community room and visitor center with kitchen and restroom facilities and is available for small events and receptions. Larger events can be held outside on the grounds.