Museum

“We’ve Got Milk: The Dairies of Ventura County”

Remember the sound of clicking milk bottles being dropped at your front door? Whether you do—or not—you’re invited to our new Dairy Exhibit, featuring various types and sizes of milk bottles, vintage newspaper ads and other artifacts from the 40+ dairies that once operated in Ventura County. From small, family-run businesses to large operations, all shared the same goal of delivering fresh milk in time for breakfast.

Some of the dairies included in the exhibit are Adohr Farms, Billiwhack Stock Farm, Camarillo State Hospital, Chase Brothers Dairy, Giacopuzzi Dairy, Golden Top Dairy, D. McGrath Estate Dairy, and Sanitary Dairy. Among the artifacts on display is one of the last Camarillo Ranch dairy cans on loan from the Museum of Ventura County/Agriculture Museum. The dairy can was donated by the Parker family, descendants of Don Adolfo Camarillo.

Relive the heartwarming memories of milk bottles gently clinking and announcing their early morning arrival with a visit to the Camarillo Ranch Dairy Exhibit!

*This is a free event open to the public. A $5 donation is suggested for tours of the Victorian home.

Dairy Collage