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GUIDED TOUR AND ORCHID SALE AT THE DUDLEY HISTORIC MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
June 3: Guided tours and orchid sale 1-4
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.