Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum~Botanical Garden

In the City of Camarillo there is a small Museum and Botanical Garden that is only open on Saturdays and Sundays for 4 hours. The facility is staffed by volunteers who are knowledgeable about the history of the area and the artifacts on hand.


The museum is housed in the old water district building and the small garden is behind the building.


There are several glass cases of some of the local Chumash Indian artifacts and other memorabilia from the early days in the Pleasant Valley Area. After a look at all the cases I headed out to the Garden with a challenge from one of the volunteers to try to guess what a green object in the garden was. Well I like a challenge so I was off to have a look.


On the way to find this mysterious green object I stopped to smell the roses…



More pretty flowers along the walkway still looking for the Green mystery item.


This must be the mystery item. I look at it and chuckle because this is not a mystery to me. This is a Still! I’m married to Dear and he has educated me about the Art of Stills. I went back into the museum to let them know I was familiar with the Green Mystery Item. I earned some brownie points for not being stumped! I was then told the history of this Still and how it was donated to the museum by one of the farmers in the area.

“Well, between Scotch and nothin’, I suppose I’d take Scotch. It’s the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find.”
William Faulkner

***I’m headed to a Mad Hatter Tea Shower today instead of a walk so I’m posting my average steps for the week here. I am quite pleased that I’m finally able to walk a little further and that my back is getting better and better everyday. My average steps this week were 7663. Next week I hope to be able to get closer to 10,000 again. We’ll see what my back allows. Have a wonderful Saturday and keep on walking.

Oh and if I’m brave enough I’ll post a photo of myself in my hat!

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum~Botanical Garden

  1. Pingback: Project Green Photo~ My First… « The Happy Wonderer

  2. The flowers are enthralling especially since much of the country north is coming out of a long, long winter and waiting for the blooms to unravel!
    Keep up the good work with your walking!!

  3. I’m laughing! When can we expect the first batch to be bottled?

    You did great on your walking!

    Also, I loved your Elizabeth Goudge post…the passages you chose were very meaningful and you tied everything together so well.

  4. I would never have guessed that the green thing was a still! Very funny! I hope the prohibition police don’t find it!

    The garden is really lovely! It was too hot today to go over there; maybe next weekend!

  5. Hi Ellen,

    Just got your message on my blog – YES! I would be honored to have you add me to your blogroll! 🙂

    By the way, I love your Monkey bread recipe. I think I am going to try that one day next week. I am learning to bake more for hubby!

  6. I would be honored…your my first official person to ask!
    Willow had no choice and she loves me. :))
    I don’t even know how to make a list but when I do I’d like to add you, too! After all, I am one of your fans!!

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