San Buenaventura Heritage, Inc. (SBH) is a non-profit educational and charitable organizatioin founded in 1978 with a primary focus of preserving the Dudley House, an 1892 Victorian farm house, located at 197 N. Ashwood, Ventura. The Dudley House is one of 35 Ventura County properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The house is a living history museum reflecting the life of the Dudley family. The terraces and pergola for outdoor events have been installed on the north side side of the house, and the lavender garden with some 100 plants featuring over 20 varieties is on the south side of the house. The basement is used as a community room and visitor center with cooking facilities and is avaialble for small events and receptions. Larger events can be held outside on the grounds.
The Dudley House is open for tours the first Sunday of the month from 1pm to 4pm from January to November. Visit www.dudleyhouse.org or call 805.644.3286 for more information. Admission is free but donations are accepted and appreciated.
Historic Recording Series
During open houses, pre-1930 recordings transferred to CDs are played. A new recording is played each month on the Victrola console in the parlor.
Old Time Radio Series
CDs of radio shows are performed in the radio console on the 2nd floor hallway.
Each December is the Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique typically the Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The House is decorated inside by dozens of crafters who will be selling their items. For information, call (805)-654-8381.